Treat Yourself to This Healthier (and Spicier!) Chicken & Broccoli Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe
Recipe and photos by Launie Kettler
Sometimes chicken alfredo can be a little one note. Not that there’s anything inherently wrong with that. We mean, cheese? Cream? Butter? If that’s “one note,” call us “Flat Note Freddie Full of Delicious Flavors!”
But sometimes you want just a little extra “oomph,” to go with all of those rich flavors. And that’s when we reach for sweet paprika, savory oregano, super fruity and peppery white pepper, earthy thyme, spicy cayenne – and the world’s sexiest ingredient – hot smoked paprika!
All of those ingredients with a little butter and olive oil create a fond on the bottom of the pan that’s ready to become the base of a ridiculously succulent sauce to stir into wide fettuccine noodles, crispy broccoli, and the aforementioned insanely delicious chicken.
Bonus, this recipe finds it easier to sing and dance because it’s a little lighter and doesn’t have heavy cream for a base.
Win, win, win!
You’re going to have a fabulous dinner in no time at all!
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Homemade Chicken & Broccoli Fettuccine Alfredo
Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo Ingredients:
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About the Recipe Creator
Launie Kettler is a food writer and photographer who cooks big food in a small kitchen in northern Vermont. Her husband and cats are tolerant of the fact that she plays the same Wilco and Son Volt albums over and over while pontificating about the beauty of cumin.
Launie is also the co-author of The Everything Mediterranean Slow Cooker Cookbook and her recipes have been featured in Where Women Cook, Fresh Magazine, and on Salon.