When you’ve just had an awful day at work, you hate your boss, you’re tired and tempted to order a greasy pizza? So I opted for my favourite way which is to sear chicken until golden brown, rest it for optimum juiciness before slicing and tossing through the pasta. I added a little more grated cheese and salt because I found it to be a little bland, reason for the four stars. 4. Long strand pastas are where I always had an issue! 1. This lighter take on Alfredo pasta offers all the comforting flavor families long for—but in a reduced-fat meal. So I popped a rain jacket on him before taking him out to the dog park, intent on keeping him on the grassy area and out of the water. Like stove top Mac N Cheese, One Pot Vegetable Pasta, Cheeseburger Casserole and Chili Mac. * I say “near perfect” because the fact is, pasta cooks more evenly in a large pot of boiling water than in a skillet with the sauce. I used fresh broccoli and made my own Alfredo sauce. The secret? What happens is that the oil in the sauce and starch in the pasta cooking water transforms into a glossy sauce that clings to every strand of pasta (it’s called emulsification). I know there are many people out there who are thinking “how hard is it to cook pasta in a separate pot??”. Hungry for more? End result: Near perfectly* cooked al dente pasta + silky sauce. ), and to be honest, I never thought I would ever share a (long-strand) one-pot-pasta recipe. It just affects the richness of the sauce. Cook pasta according to package directions, adding the broccoli during the last 5 minutes of cooking. Join my free email list to receive THREE free cookbooks! Heat oil over medium high heat. Adding the alfredo sauce makes a really good flavor team. If you dump cream with milk/broth/water into a large pot / skillet with the pasta, the reason you end up with a gluey rather than silky sauce at the end is because you’ve been emulsifying the sauce for the entire pasta cooking time (i.e. This is a super quick weeknight meal. 3. See video and photos for amount of sauce in the finished dish. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for ~2 minutes, until sauce is thickened and pasta is cooked. Just being honest! The storefront is tiny and about absent if not for the blood-soaked trim analogue the entrance. Move pasta around every 30 seconds or so until it is softened (around 3 minutes) so it doesn't stick. Simple. I’ve made this recipe many times and it always comes out delicious! Reduce to 1/2 cup (because that equates to about 3/4 cup freshly grated). Terrie Fontenot - Fresno, Texas, Broccoli Chicken Alfredo Recipe photo by Taste of Home. Also, the whiteness of the sauce is affected by how clear the chicken stock is. It wasn’t until a friend (who’s a huge fan of all things one pot) bluntly asked me “have you tried to fix it?” that it even occurred to me that maybe, just maybe, there was a better way to make a creamy long-strand pasta in one pot. 5. I rated 4 instead of 5 stars because it was a tiny bit bland. This was quick and easy and my husband loved it. Add chicken breast and cook until chicken is cooked through and all the broth from the chicken is gone. I also used fresh broccoli. You are going to love this dinner! For fellow food nerds out there, here was my thinking: With the classic way of cooking pasta, the sauce and just-under-cooked pasta is tossed in the same pan with a splash of the pasta cooking water. To Be Clear: There is NO pasta in this dinner. COOKING WITH CHICKEN: You could dice the chicken, brown just the outside then leave it in the pan to cook with the pasta. Taste of Home is America's #1 cooking magazine. And this Italian Chicken & Risoni/Orzo. / 7oz chicken breast, cut in half horizontally. Thank you Nagi and Dozer, our lives have changed forever! I like the frozen broccoli because I always have it on hand, so for me, this is a great pantry meal. Add milk, chicken broth and garlic. I don’t want to offend pasta-purists (or the entire nation of Italy for that matter! You just need to cook clever and get creative! I was contemplating sharing the version with bite size pieces of chicken that stays in the sauce while the pasta cooks. Loved your blog and your recipe its will be in my blog and you will receve the pingback. 6. But you know those crazy days when your household is in chaos and you’re trying to get dinner on the table for your family? Drain pasta mixture; add to the pan. – Nagi xx. Very good though, What a fast and simple weeknight supper! 2. This is for those days. Made this tonight for dinner. Using fresh grated parmesan ensures it melts into the sauce. You can use store bought but it tends to be larger grains so some of it may not melt into the sauce completely. If you cook it too long and the sauce goes gluggy, add a splash of hot tap water - will go back to silky with a few tosses. I know boiling a pot of water and cooking pasta isn’t a big deal. Drain and toss with a splash of oil. Add cream and parmesan and mix. I filmed it three times – once making a plain Alfredo, once using cubes of chicken and once searing whole chicken then slicing it.