Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Recipe

Nothing bonds together meat and vegetable better than a bit of cheese and butter. Skip the pasta and enjoy Chicken Broccoli Alfredo with its full flavor!

What goes up must come down goes the old saying of Isaac Newton. When the father of modern physics first uttered these words probably didn’t think about deep philosophical meanings but plain facts.

When we were taught one of his principles, either at school or climbing trees, we applied his words to different aspects of our life like history too. Great empires emerged during the centuries of mankind, sometimes descending back into complete oblivion.

Just have a look at the late Roman Empire that was once the ruler of the whole known world. It’s true that the known world was considerably smaller than the real world, but people always liked to live in their own little bubble not just nowadays.

Still, achieving such a great feat wasn’t easy without trolling social media users and spreading fake news. After all we are talking about biblical times when most people couldn’t even read, let alone tweet something.

Yet, Romans managed to keep under their control a vast array of nations until all crumbled under its own weight.  If one thing we should learn from history is whatever we do, we should do it sustainably, otherwise we end up like viruses infecting a host then killing it which causes our own downfall too.

History books are full of great deeds and we can learn a lot from memorable downfalls the same way as recipe books are full of great recipes and terrible materializations of them. Interestingly enough many of these recipes come from Italy carrying centuries of grandeur and finesse only to be bastardized by the modern food industry.

Let’s just have a quick look at the Spaghetti Bolognese that doesn’t even exist, not to mention what we have done to poor Pasta Carbonara or in this very case the Fettucine Alfredo.

Fettuccine Alfredo originally a simple pasta dish that is topped with one half butter and other half Parmesan cheese. These three ingredients with a bit of salt and pepper then it is tossed around until the pasta is covered in a thick creamy sauce.

Unfortunately, as it happened with the Romans as well when something expands too quickly, the core values haven’t got time to engrave themselves in the new territories. New ideas spring to life sprouting from the present cultural knowledge based on the available resources.

Probably this is how it came that Mr. Alfredo’s buttery, cheese pasta had been bastardized with cream or even worst with flour and milk.

This, of course, is as much History as the Romans as nowadays using cream or milk and flour in a Chicken Alfredo is quite the norm, at least outside of Italy where such thing as Chicken Alfredo doesn’t even exist.

So, we are going to take our own spin on History and try to respect traditions as much as possible while in reality we are just after a tasty meal with as little carbs as possible.

This recipe uses broccoli, but zucchini spaghetti is also a great option if we are after a low carb dish and want to feel something that remotely reminds us of pasta.

As Fettucine Alfredo was originally developed as a side dish, we can use the same sauce on many vegetables as sides while mixing it with more protein filled options it can make a great meal too.

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Ingredient:

  • ½ cup / 150ml Oil (or butter)
  • 2 Chicken breast (about 600g)(diced)
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1lb / 500g Broccoli
  • 10 tablespoon / 150g Butter
  • 3½ oz / 150g Parmesan (grated)

How to make Chicken broccoli alfredo:

  1. Pour oil into a frying pan and heat it up to medium high. While it’s getting warmed up, cut the chicken breast into cubes or stripes depending on our favorite shape.
  2. Place the chicken breast onto the hot oil/butter then season it with salt and pepper. Cook it until the bottom gets a golden brown color for about 5-10 minutes.Chicken-broccoli-alfredo-recipe-Process-1-SunCakeMom
  3. Turn the pieces of chicken upside down and cook it until that side also gets a slight golden brown color for about 5 more minutes.Chicken-broccoli-alfredo-recipe-Process-2-SunCakeMom
  4. Add the broccoli florets and stir fry until the broccoli starts to loose up it’s firmness for about 5 more minutes. Broccoli can be frozen or fresh but keep in mind that frozen broccoli requires  longer cooking time, about 10 minutes.Chicken-broccoli-alfredo-recipe-Process-3-SunCakeMom
  5. Add the butter, reduce heat to medium and let it melt around the broccoli and meat.Chicken-broccoli-alfredo-recipe-Process-4-SunCakeMom
  6. Add a bit of water, 1/4 cup should be enough.Chicken-broccoli-alfredo-recipe-Process-6-SunCakeMom
  7. Add grated Parmesan cheese an let it melt while stirring it slowly.Chicken-broccoli-alfredo-recipe-Process-5-SunCakeMom
  8. When we achieved the desired sauce thickness remove frying pan from heat. As it cools down the sauce gets thicker so serve it as soon as it’s ready.Chicken-broccoli-alfredo-recipe-Process-7-SunCakeMom

Enjoy!

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Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Recipe

Nothing bonds together meat and vegetable better than a bit of cheese and butter. Skip the pasta and enjoy Chicken Broccoli Alfredo with its full flavor!
Course Low Carb Meal, Meal
Cuisine Gluten free, Keto, Low carb recipe, Sugar free recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author SunCakeMom

Ingredients

  • ½ cup / 150ml Oil or butter
  • 2 Chicken breast about 600g(diced)
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 lb / 500g Broccoli
  • 10 tablespoon / 150g Butter
  • oz / 150g Parmesan grated

Instructions

  • Pour oil into a frying pan and heat it up to medium high. While it's getting warmed up, cut the chicken breast into cubes or stripes depending on our favorite shape.
  • Place the chicken breast onto the hot oil/butter then season it with salt and pepper. Cook it until the bottom gets a golden brown color for about 5-10 minutes.
  • Turn the pieces of chicken upside down and cook it until that side also gets a slight golden brown color for about 5 more minutes.
  • Add the broccoli florets and stir fry until the broccoli starts to loose up it's firmness for about 5 more minutes. Broccoli can be frozen or fresh but keep in mind that frozen broccoli requires longer cooking time, about 10 minutes.
  • Add the butter, reduce heat to medium and let it melt around the broccoli and meat.
  • Add a bit of water, 1/4 cup should be enough.
  • Add grated Parmesan cheese an let it melt while stirring it slowly.
  • When we achieved the desired sauce thickness remove frying pan from heat. As it cools down the sauce gets thicker so serve it as soon as it's ready.

Notes

Enjoy!

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