Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo
- 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.
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 but I meant to buy their Broccoli Florets, which have smaller, softer, more flavorful, and prettier pieces.
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.
- Boil water, milk, and butter in a medium saucepan.
- Add chicken and broccoli and return to a boil.
- Stir the noodle pouch into the boiling water.
- Boil for about 7 minutes, stirring frequently.
- While boiling, cut up any large chunks of chicken & broccoli, if desired.
- Let stand at least 2 minutes.
- 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 is moist so leftovers refrigerate and microwave well.
The pasta looks under-cooked in the photos but it really was tender.