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chicken broccoli pasta with bacon

Chicken Broccoli Pasta with Bacon

Chicken Broccoli Pasta with Bacon is an easy dinner that a whole family will love!  Great recipe for those who want protein (chicken) and veggies in their creamy pasta.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 809 kcal
Author Julia

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb chicken breast boneless and skinless
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2/3 cups heavy cream
  • 2/3 cups milk
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese shredded
  • 8 oz fettuccine pasta (for gluten free version, use gluten free brown rice fettuccine)
  • 2 cups broccoli florets , blanched
  • 7 strips bacon

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil on medium-high heat in a large skillet. Season chicken breast with salt and pepper.   Add chicken to the skillet.

  2. Cook chicken breast on high heat for 2 to 4 minutes on each side, until browned.  Remove the skillet from heat and keep the chicken covered.  The chicken will continue cooking in its own steam until no longer pink. Remove chicken from the skillet. You can also use pre-cooked chicken. Cut chicken into thin slices.

  3. Add minced garlic to the same (now empty) skillet, with oils and bits left from cooking the chicken. 

  4. Add heavy cream, milk, bring to boil.  Reduce to simmer.  Add cheese and stir till it completely melts into a creamy sauce.

  5. Cook pasta according to instructions. Drain.
  6. Add cooked pasta, cooked bacon, cooked broccoli to the creamy sauce and mix everything in. 

  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Top with sliced cooked chicken.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Broccoli Pasta with Bacon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 809 Calories from Fat 405
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 45g 69%
Saturated Fat 20g 100%
Cholesterol 173mg 58%
Sodium 983mg 41%
Potassium 881mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 50g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 48g 96%
Vitamin A 23.5%
Vitamin C 52%
Calcium 41.1%
Iron 10.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.