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  • Chicken Broccoli Bacon Fettucine

    filed under: Food + Drink on March 24, 2016

    Kick up classic fettucini alfredo a bit by adding broccoli and bacon! This Chicken Broccoli Bacon Fettucine will be a big hit with your family!

    When I make this the kids beg to help... it's so easy and beyond delicious!

    I am forever trying to come up with “new” meals to feed the family, and I can’t imagine that I am the only one who can use a little dinner-time inspiration!

    This recipe is a family favorite for a couple reasons: we all love pasta and we all love broccoli. Finding a veggie that 7 people can agree on in one meal is no small feat!

    When I make this the kids beg to help... it's so easy and beyond delicious!

    And then there is bacon. I mean, who doesn’t love bacon?

    Chicken Broccoli Bacon Fettucini

    When I make this the kids beg to help... it's so easy and beyond delicious!

        Ingredients

        • 1 (12 ounce) package bacon
        • 8 oz fettuccine noodles
        • salt and pepper to taste
        • 2 c (226g) freshly grated Parmesan cheese
        • 1 c (2 sticks, 226g) butter
        • 1 c (230g) heavy cream
        • 3 cloves garlic, minced
        • salt and pepper to taste
        • 1 lb chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
        • 1 tbsp. olive oil
        • 2 c fresh broccoli florets

        Instructions

        1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Bake bacon on a baking sheet lined with foil for about 15 minutes or until crispy. (For thicker bacon you will need to cook longer.) When done, move bacon to a paper towel lined plate and allow to cool. (This can be done well in advance.)
        2. Heat olive oil on medium-high heat in a large skillet. Season chicken breast with salt and pepper. Cook chicken breast on medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes on each side, until browned, then remove from the skillet. Set on a plate and cover with a foil.
        3. Start cooking the fettucine noodles according to the directions on the box.
        4. When there is only 2 minutes left in the cooking time, add the broccoli to the boiling noodles.
        5. Add minced garlic to the skillet and allow to cook for 1-2 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add heavy cream and butter and bring to boil.
        6. Turn heat to low and add Parmesan cheese and stir till it completely melts.
        7. Your broccoli and noodles should be done now, drain completely.
        8. Add cooked pasta and broccoli to the skillet (still on low heat) with alfredo sauce. Use tongs to stir and coat all the noodles. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
        9. Slice chicken into bite size pieces and stir into noodles. (Can also be served on top)
        10. Top with chopped bacon.

        Recipe adapted from Creamy, Broccoli, Chicken, and Pasta recipe.

        Tips for Success:

        I always prepare bacon a package at a time. Some people have the self-control and can write “bake four pieces of bacon” but I am not one of those people. We always use it a full package whether it be to snack on or in the next morning’s breakfast. If you want you can bake 4 pieces for just this dish. Making the bacon in the morning is one way to save yourself a step for dinner.

        I add the broccoli to the boiling pasta water because it is a time saver and it will all be mixed up in the end anyway. You can certainly use pre-cooked broccoli, or if you have frozen, cook it ahead of time.

        The longer the sauce sits the thicker it sits. If you want to thin it out a bit, add some warm milk (a couple tablespoons at a time) and stir.

        We have this with rotisserie chicken as well! Saves a ton of time to just chop the chicken while the noodles are cooking and it tastes just as amazing!When I make this the kids beg to help... it's so easy and beyond delicious!

        We adore Creamy Chicken Broccoli Bacon Fettucine and I am sure your family will too!

        When I make this the kids beg to help... it's so easy and beyond delicious!

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        Thanks for mouth tasty recipe

        Don't Pass on Dessert!