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Lemon Fettuccine Alfredo with Grilled Chicken and Broccoli

Lemon Fettuccine Alfredo with Grilled Chicken and Broccoli
  • Category

    Main Course

  • Cusine



12 oz dry fettuccine pasta

1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts

4 cups broccoli florets

2 Tbsp butter

2 cloves garlic

3 Tbsp flour

1 3/4 cups milk

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

3 oz . light or regular cream cheese

1/2 cup finely shredded parmesan, plus more for serving

3 Tbsp heavy cream

1 Tbsp lemon zest

1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice


Prepare pasta in salted water according to directions listed on package, adding in broccoli during last 5 minutes of boiling pasta . In a large and deep skillet or pot, melt butter over medium heat then add in garlic and flour and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. While whisking slowly pour milk into flour mixture, then cook, whisking vigorously to smooth lumps until mixture begins to thicken. Add in cream cheese and parmesan and whisk until melted . Mix in cream and season with salt and pepper to taste . Stir in lemon zest and lemon juice. Toss drained pasta and broccoli into sauce mixture along with chicken . Serve warm topped with additional parmesan, lemon zest and pepper as desired.