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Healthy & Easy Chicken Alfredo with Broccoli Recipe

This easy chicken alfredo with broccoli recipe promises a delightful blend of protein and veggies, perfect for a quick and healthy dinner. The whole family, even the kids, will love these tender broccoli florets covered in a creamy sauce and served with succulent chicken.

Healthy & Easy Chicken Alfredo with Broccoli Recipe

What Makes This Recipe Great

This creamy chicken broccoli alfredo dish is the perfect way to satisfy your taste buds when you need an easy weeknight meal. 

Who would have guessed that a keto alfredo chicken bake would make the ultimate comfort food? Now you can enjoy all of your favorite flavors of fettuccini alfredo without the guilt when you make this low carb chicken alfredo broccoli bake.

Ingredient Notes

  • Chicken Breasts: I use boneless skinless chicken breast for this recipe but if you prefer you can use chicken thighs cut into bite-sized pieces or shredded rotisserie chicken. You could even use a partially eaten rotisserie chicken if that’s all you have on hand since this recipe is easy to customize. 
  • Broccoli Florets: This easy recipe calls for frozen broccoli cooked according to package directions but you can use fresh broccoli if you prefer. Choose crisp tender broccoli to resemble the texture of tender pasta for this hearty meal.
  • Seasoning: Onion powder, garlic powder, chives, cayenne pepper, salt, black pepper, and some diced garlic brings a delicious flavor to this gluten-free recipe. 
  • Olive Oil: This is my preferred oil for frying up chicken but you can use whichever oil you would normally use if you don’t have any on hand. Canola oil or vegetable oil would work as well but since each oil heats up at different rates, be sure to keep an eye on the temperature while cooking. 
  • Heavy Cream: A staple in my home, heavy cream is necessary to make a homemade creamy sauce that replicates traditional alfredo from your favorite Italian restaurant.
  • Butter: This ingredient not only gives the sauce a good flavor and texture but it also helps give this juicy chicken dish a beautiful color. 
  • Cheese: This recipe used both parmesan and mozzarella to create a deliciously cheesy casserole. 
homemade alfredo in mixing bowl becoming creamy

How to Make Homemade Creamy Sauce for Keto Diet

Start the creamy homemade Alfredo sauce by starting to heat unsalted butter in a saucepan on medium-high heat. Heat butter until it begins to liquefy, add the minced garlic to the pan. 

Cook for about 2-3 minutes, stir the cream sauce, and make sure the garlic doesn’t burn to the pan. Once it is tender, add the heavy whipping cream. Cook until the liquid begins to bubble slightly. Keep stirring and make sure that the ingredients do not stick to the sides of the pan. 

Stir in the rest of the seasonings and the cheeses. 

This alfredo sauce will begin to thicken as it cooks, continue cooking and stirring for about 10 minutes or until it reaches the desired consistency. 

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1: Cut chicken breast into cubes. In a large skillet set to medium heat, drizzled with olive oil cook the chicken until crispy and golden brown on the edges and white on the inside.

This can take about 5-10 minutes depending on the size of your chicken breast chunks.

Step 2: Right before removing the chicken from the large nonstick skillet, season the chicken and let cook for about 1-2 minutes on low heat. 

bowl of steamed broccoli

Step 3: Steam the broccoli and drain well.  

Then pour the broccoli into a casserole dish and add the chicken to the casserole dish. 

adding chicken and broccoli to casserole dish.

Step 4: Next, pour the sauce on top of the chicken and broccoli. 

Step 5: Then, stir the sauce and all of the other ingredients together. Be sure to spread the sauce throughout the casserole before moving on to the next step. 

Step 6: Top with cheese, I usually add about 1/8 of a cup of mozzarella to the top but you can add any cheese you would like. 

chicken casserole baking in oven.

Step 8: Bake in an oven preheated to 400 degrees and cook for about 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted. 

Allow the leftover chicken casserole to come down to room temperature and then store leftovers in an airtight container for best results. 

Expert Tips for Making Chicken Alfredo with Broccoli

Use Frozen Broccoli: You can use frozen broccoli to save time and cut down on dirty dishes. Pick up a bag of steamable broccoli to simplify this recipe.

Use A Different Protein: Boneless skinless chicken breasts are my favorite cuts of chicken to use for this recipe, but you could also use chicken thighs for this broccoli chicken alfredo if you would prefer. Steak, shrimp, and salmon also work well for this keto chicken broccoli alfredo casserole, with a quick swap.

Variations on this Recipe

The best part of this recipe is that there are many ways to make this easy dinner even better. If you are not following a low-carb diet and pasta dishes are something the whole family enjoys, you can easily add cooked pasta to this recipe.

With a little bit of boiling water and some fettuccini, you can create a chicken broccoli alfredo pasta that rivals any fettuccine alfredo recipe.

If you like your pasta al dente, cut the cooking time of the pasta water, rinse with cold water, and add the drained pasta to this broccoli chicken alfredo recipe for an easy chicken dinner.

You can use short pasta like rotini pasta after cooking in a large pot of salted water before adding it to this healthy chicken alfredo recipe. 

If you are following a low carb diet then creamy pasta recipes will not fit into your daily value of carbs so for a lighter version, follow the recipe card exactly. 

To add a little extra flavor to dinner tonight you can add in some additional parmesan cheese, a little chicken broth, fresh garlic, cream cheese, and Italian seasoning. Or, add in cajun seasoning for a simple cajun chicken alfredo casserole. 

If you prefer to use skim milk instead of heavy cream, add 2 tablespoons of cornstarch for every cup of milk to the creamy alfredo sauce. This will help cut the calories and fat content that makes its way to your dinner table. 

Quick Chicken Alfredo with Broccoli Recipe in casserole dish.

Chicken Alfredo With Broccoli Storage Tips

Once you’ve had your fill, stash any leftovers in an airtight container and pop them in the fridge. They’ll stay deliciously fresh for up to 5 days. When hunger strikes again, a quick zap in the microwave or a warm-up in a skillet will revive this dish. For an extra creamy touch, a splash of water or a pat of butter to restore the creamy texture.

Looking to save some for later? Freeze your culinary creation in an airtight container for up to 6 months. When you’re ready to dig in, simply thaw it overnight in the fridge and reheat it in a skillet.

Recipe FAQs

What can I add to fettuccine Alfredo to make it taste better?

Garlic powder can do the trick, but for an extra flavor boost, try sautéing fresh garlic while your pasta cooks. It’s a simple step that adds a depth of flavor. I like to incorporate spinach—it not only enriches the dish but also balances out the richness of the sauce beautifully. Heat a tablespoon or so of olive oil in a sauté pan over medium heat, then add a few cloves of minced garlic. Sauté them until fragrant, and you’ll elevate your fettuccine Alfredo to a whole new level of deliciousness.

What is the difference between chicken alfredo and chicken fettuccine?

Chicken fettuccine calls for pasta, specifically fettuccini noodles, while chicken alfredo doesn’t necessarily mean it includes pasta. This low-carb chicken broccoli alfredo bake is a pasta-free dish that fits into a gluten-free and keto diet.

More Healthy Chicken Recipes

If you loved this keto chicken alfredo casserole, you’ll enjoy these other easy recipes too.

This air fryer recipe shows you how to make the healthiest lunchmeat in an air fryer, much healthier than the kind bought at the grocery stores. 

This Easy Keto Chicken Breast Recipe makes juicy low carb breasts that pair perfectly with this easy keto-baked radish recipe. 

For a hassle-free way to cook delectable crockpot BBQ chicken thighs that the whole family will love, this recipe is a top pick. With minimal effort and basic ingredients, it’s perfect for busy weeknights.

This recipe for slow cooker chicken parmesan is both low-carb and gluten-free, fitting well within a keto-friendly diet. This is because it omits the usual bread crumbs or bread crumb mixture typically found in chicken parmesan recipes.

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Quick Chicken Alfredo with Broccoli Recipe in casserole dish.
Yield: 4 servings

Healthy & Easy Chicken Alfredo with Broccoli Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
This quick chicken alfredo with broccoli recipe makes it easy to prepare protein and veggies in a creamy sauce for a healthy homemade dinner.

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs of Broccoli
  • 2 lbs. of Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 1 Teaspoon of Onion Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Chives
  • 1 Teaspoon of Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Pepper
  • Dash of Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/8 Teaspoon of Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil

Low Carb Alfredo Sauce Ingredients

  • Dash of Salt and Pepper
  • 1/2 Cup of Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Cup of Shredded Mozzarella
  • 3 Tablespoons of Diced Garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons of Butter
  • 1 & 1/2 Cups of Heavy Cream

Instructions

Start this alfredo sauce by melting the butter in a saucepan on medium to high heat. Once the butter begins to liquefy, add the diced garlic to the pan. 

Cook for about 2-3 minutes, while stirring and making sure the garlic doesn't burn to the pan. Once it is tender, add the heavy cream. Cook until the liquid begins to bubble slightly. Keep stirring and making sure that the ingredients do not stick to the sides of the pan. 

Stir in the rest of the seasonings and the cheeses. 

This alfredo sauce will begin to thicken as it cooks, continue cooking and stirring for about 10 minutes or until it reaches the desired consistency. 

Cut chicken breast into cubes. In a frying pan, drizzled with olive oil cook the chicken until crispy on the edges and white on the inside. This can take about 5-10 minutes depending on the size of your chicken breast chunks. Right before removing the chicken from the pan, stir in the seasonings and let cook for about 1-2 minutes. 

Steam the broccoli and drain well. Pour the broccoli into a casserole dish. 

Add the chicken to the casserole dish. 

Pour the sauce on top of the chicken and broccoli. 

Stir all of the ingredients together. Be sure to spread the sauce throughout the casserole before moving on to the next step. 

Top with Cheese. I usually add about 1/8 of a cup of mozzarella to the top but you can add any cheese you would like. 

Bake in an oven preheated to 400 degrees and cook for about 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted. 

Notes

Opt for Convenience: Utilize frozen broccoli to streamline preparation and minimize cleanup. Opting for steamable broccoli in a bag further simplifies the cooking process.

Experiment with Proteins: While boneless skinless chicken breasts are ideal, chicken thighs offer a tasty alternative. Additionally, consider swapping in steak, shrimp, or salmon to diversify this keto-friendly chicken broccoli alfredo casserole.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 808Total Fat 37gSaturated Fat 18gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 15gCholesterol 266mgSodium 904mgCarbohydrates 32gFiber 12gSugar 6gProtein 89g

The nutrition in recipes is caluculate by AI, mistakes happen. It is highly recommended to check carb counts to make sure these recipes fit into your diet.

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My journey started after a Crohn's disease diagnosis, inspiring a commitment to well-being. This site shares my distinctive approach to healthy living with my collection of nutritious recipes that boast authentic flavors, mimicking the indulgence of traditional dishes. I love sharing guilt free recipes for low carb, keto, gluten-free, paleo, and the specific carbohydrate diet. I also share tips on natural living, including homemade cleaners and cleaning hacks. I also share my experience as a veterinary technician and pet groomer, to integrate pet health tips, homemade dog food recipes, and grooming insights to ensure your pets thrive.

Mosaic Murals

Monday 3rd of May 2021

Chicken Alfredooooo yessss!!! I can't wait to make it, your recipe is amazing and very easy to follow.

Catherine

Sunday 2nd of May 2021

This looks so delicious and how wonderful that it's low carb too! Such a comforting meal!

MELANIE EDJOURIAN

Friday 30th of April 2021

I love the sound of this dish. I love that you used broccoli as I love broccoli it's such a healthy addition to a meal.

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