Quick-cooking boneless skinless chicken breasts are a key ingredient for those times when you need an easy dinner recipe. Make it a broccoli chicken dinner by adding some broccoli florets and tossing in a light Alfredo pasta sauce. A family-friendly dinner is served!

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Season chicken with salt and pepper. In large skillet brown chicken and mushrooms 4 minutes in hot oil, turning chicken halfway through.

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  • Meanwhile, shred 2 teaspoons lemon peel; set aside. Slice lemon. Add broccoli and lemon slices to skillet. Cover; cook 8 minutes or until chicken is done (170 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer).

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  • Place chicken and vegetables on plates. Add Alfredo sauce to skillet; heat through. Serve with chicken. Add lemon peel and pepper. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

295 calories; 12 g total fat; 5 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 3 g monounsaturated fat; 91 mg cholesterol; 705 mg sodium. 725 mg potassium; 16 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 35 g protein; 583 IU vitamin a; 83 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 15 mg niacin equivalents; 1 mg vitamin b6; 56 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 192 mg calcium; 2 mg iron;

Reviews (7)

100 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 53
  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 3.0 stars
12/11/2019
I'm not sure who wrote this recipe as lemon pith is very bitter so "grating/shredding" lemon peel Iis a horrible idea and I dont u understand using bottled alfredo when making a cream reduction adds 5to 10 mins at most. I seared seasoned chicken. Added broccoli. When it was close to being done I added minced garlic & lemon ZEST. Removed chicken & broccoli (kept warm on a covered quarter sheet tray on 200 in oven. Deglazed the pan with some chicken stock (4oz). Added juice of half the lemon & 1c. Heavy cream (note you can deglaze with 2 oz white wine then add stock, lemon juice & cream). Brought to a simmer and let it reduce for about 2 mins. Then added 1/3 c. parmesan (high quality). Stir to incoproate. Place chicken and broccoli back in the pan to toss is sauce & served over orzo with lemon wedges (from other lemon half).
Rating: Unrated
03/08/2018
This recipe sounded so good and had my favorite ingredients. Unfortunately, it really missed the mark. It was slightly bitter and yet, didn't have much flavor. Pre-made alfredo sauce sounded like a good idea, but just confirmed my aversion to commercial sauces. Now, what do I do with the leftovers?
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04/07/2015
This dish was horrible...the chicken and veggies tasted very bitter...I guess from using the lemon slices...and bottled Alfredo sauce was not a good idea.! Two thumbs down!
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04/02/2015
What a rip... I want to make my own light alfredo sauce, not some sodium infested packaged sauce!
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06/05/2015
I don't know-the concept sounds delicious but I'd have to tweak it. I wouldn't include whole lemons-pith from lemon peels and whole lemons should be removed as they are bitter. Never bought jarred or store-bought Alfredo Sauce which is actually very easy to make. And-I'd serve this w/pasta.
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09/04/2016
I agree with those who question the lemons, but I'd probaby try it if it was' for the use of bottled Alfredo sauce. I'd never make it. I don't use such bottled sauces beause they contain too many preservatives and other additives.  Tomato-based sauces are OK, but now these.
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11/02/2015
This is one of my favorite dishes.....I love chicken recipes and with the extra added touch of broccoli, mushrooms and lemon, sends this dish over the top!.....EXCELLENT!...Making it all the time!
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06/23/2016
Super quick, easy dinner and it was delicious.  We served over Quinoa w/brown rice.  YUM!