Chicken And Broccoli Alfredo

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Easy, creamy, cheesy and gluten-free! This Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo recipe will take only 30 minutes from stove to table for a quick weeknight dinner.

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I love pasta and I love cheese, but mostly I love a quick dinner that I can pull together with minimal effort, and this one is it. I use gluten-free fettuccini here, but I’ve also been known to use gluten-free rotini or penne. TIP: If you don’t need the gluten-free option, just replace that with your favorite fettuccini brand.

Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo

I like to use fresh broccoli whenever possible, but I have used frozen broccoli florets and they work, too. I always use boneless, skinless chicken breasts and cook them myself because the yummy drippings and seasonings from the chicken get incorporated into the Alfredo sauce, adding to the yumminess.

Most of the work is done in my stainless steel skillet (all except the boiling/cooking of the pasta.) Do you have a workhouse stainless steel skillet? If not, may I suggest this one:

Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo

Give this recipe a try and add it to your easy weeknight dinner rotation!

Chicken And Broccoli Alfredo
 
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Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo - easy, creamy, cheesy and gluten-free pasta dinner ready in 30 minutes.
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Serves: 2-4
Ingredients
  • 1 package gluten-free fettuccine pasta, cooked according to package instructions
  • 12 ounces broccoli florets, fresh or frozen
  • 2 boneless, skinless thin-sliced chicken breasts
  • ¾ cup chicken broth
  • ¾ cup ½ and ½ (or milk)
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Himalayan sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (I use gluten-free)
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, bring salted water to a boil and cook pasta according to package instructions. Before the pasta has reached al dente, and during the last 3 minutes of cooking, add broccoli florets (frozen or fresh) and finish cooking. Remove from heat and drain well. Set aside. (TIP: Try to cook the pasta during the last 10 minutes of making the Alfredo sauce so that the pasta will be fresh and not sitting and clumping together while you finish the sauce.)

  2. In a large skillet, heat 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil over medium heat. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Add chicken to skillet, cooking each side about 4 minutes or until center is cooked through. Remove from heat and cut into bite-size chunks.

  3. Return skillet to the burner and melt butter over medium heat. Add flour to skillet and whisk until lightly browned. Slowly whisk in chicken broth and ½ and ½, stirring constantly, until incorporated. Add garlic powder and pour in heavy cream, stirring constantly until slightly thickened.

  4. Add Parmesan cheese and stir until well combined. If mixture becomes too thick, just add a little more more ½ and ½, as needed.

  5. Finally, stir in the pasta, broccoli and chicken. Gently toss to combine; season with salt and pepper, to taste.

  6. Serve immediately.

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12 Must-Have Baking Tools And Essentials

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Whether you’re new to baking or are an experienced baker, this list will make sure your kitchen is stocked with must-have baking tools and essentials to help you create delicious baked treats!

12 Must-Have Baking Tools And Essentials

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These 12 Must-Have Baking Tools And Essentials are among the most-coveted for any baker. Whether you’re stocking your kitchen for the first time, registering for new baking items, or are upgrading your baking tools, this list is for you.

KitchenAid 7-Speed Digital Hand Mixer with Accessories – Invest in a good hand mixer and it will last you for years. This one come with accessories, which is handy when you don’t want to use a large stand mixer to achieve the same effect.

Circulon Nonstick Bakeware 9-Inch Round Cake Pan – a true non-stick pan that just works. It’s also a breeze to clean. Essential when you want gorgeous cakes to just fall out of the pan for that “naked” frosted look and perfect for smooth application of frosting.

Le Creuset Heritage Caribbean Stoneware Loaf Pan – I love my stoneware loaf pan! It’s perfect for bread, cakes, meatloaf, even casseroles. It bakes evenly and it cleans like a dream!

Hudson Essentials Stainless Steel Measuring Cups Set – 6 Piece Stackable Set with Spout – I love that these have a spout! These are durable and will last a lifetime.


Silicone Baking Mat – Non Stick Cookie Sheets – These are lovely to bake with. Easy clean up and your cookies will thank you! PS: They’re not just for cookies! Think roasted potatoes, veggies, fries, etc.

KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Qt. Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield – a true investment tool that I can’t live without! I hemmed and hawed over the expense of this, but man, it’s a time saver in the kitchen. Blends, beats, and whips, hands-free, letting me do other prep work while it does its thing. Plus, it creams mashed potatoes like nobody’s business. Bonus: it comes in range of colors that’ll make you consider investing in more than one…colors so gorgeous that you’ll contemplate holding a bake sale to raise funds for your next acquisition. Oh, wait…


Bellemain Cooling Rack
– perfect for cookies, muffins, truffles, and doughnuts. Makes easy work of icing and drizzling your yummy creations. Dishwasher safe.


Cotton Women’s Apron Dress
– Let’s face it: it can get messy in the kitchen when we’re baking. I mean, that flour seems to have a mind of its own and it just gets everywhere, right?! And most of the time, it gets on me. I don’t feel so bad about it if I’m wearing a cute apron that I can throw in the wash to remove the evidence of my messiness. Plus, I feel all June Cleaver in it (minus the high heels. ::ahem:: ).


Bellemain Stainless Steel 3 Cup Flour Sifter
– and speaking of flour, feel free to sift away with this handy sifter. Makes your flour perform like it’s supposed to. Tip: use it for confectioner’s sugar, too, to get those pesky lumps out. A definite must-have!

Green Hours Premium Silicone Spatula Set – This eco-friendly spatula set is made of 100% BPA free food grade silicone and is heat resistant. Comes in 3 yummy colors. Non-stick. Perfect for scraping and mixing.

12 Cup, Non Stick, Premium Silicone Muffin Mold & Cupcake Pan – BPA-free, dishwasher and microwave-safe. Oh, and freezer-safe, too. How did we live without it?

Sally’s Baking Addiction: Irresistible Cupcakes, Cookies, and Desserts for Your Sweet Tooth Fix – I love this cookbook! Now that you have your kitchen all decked out with the baking essentials, you’re ready to make a yummy treat from Sally’s cookbook. Her easy to follow instructions will have you creating the perfect treat in no time!

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20 Labor Day Recipes For Your End Of Summer Party, Picnic, or BBQ

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20 Labor Day Recipes For Your End Of Summer Party, Picnic, or BBQ

20 Labor Day Recipes For Your End Of Summer Party, Picnic, or BBQ

Fire up that grill and let’s get cooking with these tasty party, picnic and BBQ favorites! From burgers, sliders and kabobs to no-bake desserts and slushies, we’ve got you covered. Delicious beverages, salads and sides along with mouthwatering appetizers help round out the party menu!

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APPETIZERS

SOUR CREAM AND BACON DEVILED EGGS
Recipe and photo courtesy of Simply Recipes

SOUR CREAM AND BACON DEVILED EGGS

ROASTED RED PEPPER HUMMUS
Recipe and photo courtesy of Zesty Olive

Roasted Red Pepper and Garlic Hummus

HOT SPINACH ARTICHOKE DIP
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Hot Spinach And Artichoke Dip

MAIN
BEER AND BOURBON BARBECUE CHICKEN SLIDERS
Recipe and photo courtesy of Averie Cooks

BEER AND BOURBON BARBECUE CHICKEN SLIDERS

MARINATED PINEAPPLE CILANTRO CHICKEN KABOBS
Recipe and photo courtesy of Zesty Olive
Pineapple Chicken Kabobs


TEX-MEX SLOPPY JOES
Recipe and photo courtesy of Five Heart Home

TEX-MEX SLOPPY JOES

PHILLY CHEESESTEAK SANDWICHES
Recipe and photo courtesy of Brown Eyed Baker

PHILLY CHEESESTEAK SANDWICHES

MARINATED BEEF KABOBS WITH VEGGIES
Recipe and photo courtesy of Zesty Olive
Marinated Beef Kabobs with Veggies

SIDES
LOADED BAKED POTATO SALAD
Recipe and photo courtesy of Zesty Olive
Loaded Baked Potato Salad
GRILLED CORN ON THE COB WITH HERB BUTTER
Recipe and photo courtesy of Zesty Olive
Grilled Corn On The Cob
BOURBON MAPLE SLOW COOKER BAKED BEANS
Recipe and photo courtesy of Averie Cooks

BOURBON MAPLE SLOW COOKER BAKED BEANS


BROCCOLI GRAPE HARVEST SALAD
Recipe and photo courtesy of Eat Yourself Skinny

BROCCOLI GRAPE HARVEST SALAD

CARROT APPLE AND WALNUT SALAD
Recipe and photo courtesy of Natasha’s Kitchen

CARROT APPLE AND WALNUT SALAD

VEGETABLE TACO PASTA SALAD
Recipe and photo courtesy of Cook Nourish Bliss

VEGETABLE TACO PASTA SALAD

DESSERTS
FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE CHIP BROWNIES
Recipe and photo courtesy of Zesty Olive

Flourless Chocolate Brownie

BLUEBERRY CRUMBLE
Recipe and photo courtesy of Natasha’s Kitchen

BLUEBERRY CRUMBLE


NO-BAKE FROZEN MARGARITA PIE
Recipe and photo courtesy of Five Heart Home

NO-BAKE FROZEN MARGARITA PIE

BEVERAGES
PERFECT LEMONADE
Recipe and photo courtesy of Simply Recipes

PERFECT LEMONADE

BERRY SPRITZER
Recipe and photo courtesy of The Gracious Wife

BERRY SPRITZER

WATERMELON SLUSHIE
Recipe and photo courtesy of Zesty Olive
Watermelon lemonade slushie


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Peaches And Cream Protein Smoothie

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My Peaches And Cream Protein Smoothie is a dairy-free way to enjoy this delicious summer flavor combination.

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Take full advantage of peach season and whip up this delicious Peaches and Cream Protein Smoothie! I use unsweetened coconut milk – the kind that comes in a carton, not the can. I love this brand. You could also use almond milk, or even regular milk, if you don’t have a problem with dairy.

Peaches and Cream Protein Smoothie

During peach season we have an abundance of peaches which means I end up peeling, slicing and freezing peaches during most of the summer. This is great because I can have peaches and cream smoothies even into the fall and early winter months! This recipe calls for frozen peach slices, but you can totally make it with a fresh peach (or two), but you might need to add a a small handful of ice just to make it a bit more frosty. If you do use a fresh peach, wash it well, cut it in half to remove the pit and throw it in the blender, skin on. Lots of good nutrients in the skins! Your high-powered blender will do its job and pulverize those skins, so no worries. I also add protein powder, of course, and half of a frozen banana, for a little extra creaminess.

Peaches and Cream Protein Smoothie

Enjoy!

Other smoothie recipes you may like:
Black Forest Chocolate Cherry Protein Smoothie
Apple Cinnamon Protein Smoothie
Blueberry Pineapple Protein Smoothie

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Peaches And Cream Protein Smoothie - delicious non-dairy smoothie!
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla-flavored coconut milk (from carton, not can)
  • 1 scoop of vanilla or plain protein powder
  • 1 ½ cups frozen peaches, pitted (or fresh, skins on)
  • ½ frozen banana
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract (optional, adjust according to taste)
  • ice (optional; if your peaches aren't frozen, you may consider adding a little ice to your smoothie)
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend.

  2. Pour into your favorite smoothie glass and enjoy.

  3. Note: if your peaches aren't frozen, you may consider adding a little ice to your smoothie

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