Lazy Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo

One of my favorite lazy tricks is adding Tyson Grilled Chicken to Knorr Rice and Pasta Sides.  This dish uses their Alfredo Broccoli Fettuccini variety.


Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo

INGREDIENTS*:

  • 1 cup Water (package calls for 1½ cups)
  • 1 cup Milk (package calls for ½ cup)
  • 2 tbs. Butter (package calls for 1 tbs. margarine)
  • 1½-2 cups Tyson Grilled & Ready Diced Chicken Breast
  • 2 cups frozen Broccoli Florets
  • 1 pkg. Knorr Alfredo Broccoli Pasta Sides

Makes 3-4 servings in about 10 minutes.


* TIPS:

I keep Tyson Grilled & Ready Diced Chicken Breast on hand in the freezer.  The “Family Size” bags have a zip-lock so I just throw in a couple hands-full.  It’s sold in both the freezer and fridge sections.  For this dish I further cut up the thawed chicken for smaller pieces in every bite.

I buy Milk drink boxes (what I call “shelf milk”) because they are 1-cup portions that last for months without refrigeration (though I do keep them in the fridge).  Instead of having a half box left over, I just replaced 1/2 cup of the water in the package directions with the extra milk.

To counteract the low fat Milk and make the sauce richer, I decided to use real Butter and increase the amount from the package directions.

In this meal I used Bird’s Eye Steamfresh Broccoli Cuts. They also offer Broccoli Florets, which have smaller, softer, more flavorful, and prettier pieces .. but I actually prefer the Walmart store brand Great Value Broccoli Florets.

Knorr, Tyson, Bird’s Eye, and Horizon occasionally offer coupons online (check Coupons.com and the brand websites).  This time I saved $0.75 on a Horizon milk drink box 6-pack.

NOTE: I get no commission for my brand recommendations.
I’m just passing along useful info.


PREPARE:

  1. Boil water, milk, and butter in a medium saucepan.
  2. Add chicken and broccoli and return to a boil.
  3. Stir the noodle pouch into the boiling water.
  4. Boil for about 7 minutes, stirring frequently.
  5. While boiling, cut up any large chunks of chicken & broccoli, if desired.
  6. Let stand at least 2 minutes.
  7. Stir and serve.

SERVE & EAT:

I prefer serving Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo as a one-dish meal but tonight provided a big bowl of pineapple for a sweet/crunchy contrast.

Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo


LATER:

Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo is moist so leftovers refrigerate and microwave well.


ASIDE:

The pasta looks under-cooked in the photos but it really was tender.

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