Fettuccine Alfredo with Chicken

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Fettuccine Alfredo with Chicken
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Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 15 minutes

Mid-week dinner preparation doesn't have to boil down to quick sandwiches or drive-thrus.  Make it Italian night at home with this creamy pasta with leftover roasted chicken.  This is the perfect family meal that is not only satisfying but quick and easy to preapare. To make the meal complete,  I like to incorporate vegetables such as broccoli or anything that might be leftover in my refrigerator from the weekend before.  Peas, carrots, squash and grape tomatoes are a great addition to this delicious pasta as well. 

What you'll need

  • 1/2 lb. fettuccine pasta, uncooked
  • 1 lb. roasted chicken, chopped in bite-size pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated
  • 3 cups fresh broccoli florets, rinsed
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped basil or parsley for garnish
Notes:

Serves 4

How to make it

  1. Cook pasta as directed on package.  Drain and set aside.

  2. In a small saucepan, heat 1 cup of water and add broccoli florets.  Cook for approximately 5 minutes.  Remove from heat, drain and set aside.

  3. In a large pot over medium-low heat, add chicken broth and flour.  Add cream cheese and whisk to dissolve.  Whisk until cheese has melted into the liquid and is well combined.  Add garlic salt and pepper, stir in cooked chicken and broccoli.  Cook for 3 minutes until mixture thickens.

  4. Stir in pasta until all ingredients are well combined. Serve on pasta bowls and top with parmesan cheese and a sprinkle of basil or parsley.

     

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