How To Make Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Pasta
Whip up a 30-minute dinner with this chicken and broccoli pasta cooked in a rich creamy sauce made of milk, cheddar, and Parmesan.
Boil pasta according to directions listed on the package adding broccoli during the last 3 to 4 minutes of boiling.
Drain well. Reserve ¼ cup pasta water to thin pasta sauce if desired.
Meanwhile, in a pot, melt butter over medium heat, then stir in flour. Cook the mixture, stirring constantly for 1 minute.
While whisking vigorously, slowly add in milk, then season with onion powder, garlic powder, and salt and pepper to taste.
Increase heat to medium-high, cook mixture, stirring constantly until it boils and thickens.
Remove from heat, allow to cool for 1 minute, then add in cheddar and parmesan cheese and stir until melted.
Add drained pasta, broccoli, and chicken, then toss to evenly coat. As it sits it will thicken, thin it with a few tbsp pasta water if desired.
- Calories: 617.14kcal
- Fat: 23.64g
- Saturated Fat: 12.81g
- Trans Fat: 0.64g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 5.94g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.61g
- Carbohydrates: 55.47g
- Fiber: 2.16g
- Sugar: 9.16g
- Protein: 45.12g
- Cholesterol: 127.36mg
- Sodium: 955.42mg
- Calcium: 537.13mg
- Potassium: 917.64mg
- Iron: 2.18mg
- Vitamin A: 343.42µg
- Vitamin C: 63.47mg
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