If you want an easy, delicious, and HEALTHY dinner, look no further than this Chicken and Lemon-Broccoli Alfredo! All the ingredients in this recipe are healthy, lean, and wholesome. Since the recipe calls for the light alfredo sauce, I made my own healthy cauliflower alfredo sauce completely from scratch (recipe here). And that’s really the only change I made to the original recipe. Combining lean chicken, veggies, lemon and creamy cauliflower alfredo sauce together in one recipe created a really healthy and delicious dinner!
The recipe calls for boneless skinless chicken breasts, sliced in half, which makes it easier to cook them and avoid dry meat. What you’ll have in the end are juicy, tender, and flavorful chicken breasts. Broccoli florets cooked with fresh lemon add healthy fiber to your dinner. The recipe also calls for mushrooms – if you love them, then use them, but I found they are totally optional here. I even made two versions of this recipe, one with mushrooms and one without (photos for both versions included here) – both dinners turned out great! Serve this dinner with the cauliflower alfredo sauce on the bottom of the plate, with the chicken and the veggies on top:
This is the version with mushrooms:
You’ll love the colors and the freshness of the ingredients in this recipe!
And, here are the changes I made to the original BHG recipe:
1) Mushrooms are optional. Feel free to include them or not – the recipe will still be great!
2) I omitted lemon peel – I felt there was enough lemon flavor in the dish already.
3) The recipe calls for ready-made light alfredo sauce – I made my own healthy alfredo sauce instead: healthy cauliflower alfredo sauce – find the recipe by clicking here. Make the healthy cauliflower alfredo sauce in advance, before cooking the chicken breast, broccoli, and everything else. The best way to serve this dish is to ladle a small amount of creamy cauliflower alfredo sauce on the bottom of each plate, and then top with everything else, just like you see on the photos.