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Bacon and Broccoli Chicken Alfredo

This Bacon and Broccoli Chicken Alfredo takes the classic chicken alfredo to the next level!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: chicken pasta recipe
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 967kcal

Ingredients

  • 16 oz dried fettuccine pasta

Chicken

  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1 1/2 lbs. thin sliced boneless skinless chicken breasts (approximately 4 chicken breasts)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter

Sauce

  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 3 cups steamed broccoli florets
  • 8 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1-2 Tbsp minced fresh parsley

Instructions

  • Cook pasta, according to package directions, then drain.  Lightly toss in a bit of olive oil to prevent sticking, then set aside.
  • Combine salt, pepper, paprika, thyme, garlic powder, and onion powder in a small dish.  Season chicken on both sides with seasoning blend.
  • Heat olive oil and butter in a large skillet over MED HIGH heat.  Add chicken and cook for 3-4 minutes per side, until golden brown.  Remove to a plate and cover loosely with foil to keep warm.
  • Add minced garlic to same skillet and cook 30 seconds, or until fragrant. Add chicken broth and scrape the bottom of the skillet with a wooden spoon to loosen any browned bits from the chicken.
  • Stir in heavy cream and cook for 2-3 minutes, letting the mixture simmer.
  • Add Parmesan cheese and cook, stirring often, for 1-2 minutes, or until mixture turns into a creamy sauce.
  • Add cooked pasta to skillet, along with broccoli florets, most of the crumbled bacon, and most of the minced parsley.  Stir to combine.
  • Slice chicken into thin strips.
  • Serve sprinkled with remaining parsley, crumbled bacon, topped with sliced chicken and sprinkled lightly with black pepper.

Nutrition

Calories: 967kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 54g | Fat: 56g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 265mg | Sodium: 1126mg | Potassium: 955mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1668IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 500mg | Iron: 3mg