This is my weekend off. Which means I have time to cook a new recipe and take pictures!
I’ve spent a lot of time looking for the perfect Chicken Alfredo recipe online. Unfortunately most Alfredo recipes are either too plain for my taste, or else try to keep it light by cutting heavy cream or using low fat cheese. Heh.
I LOVE this alfredo dish. I was inspired by The Pioneer Woman’s Bowtie Chicken Alfredo, but as I tend to do with recipes, I changed it up quite a bit. I don’t know why, but I always have an urge to change a recipe I find on the internet. Maybe it’s because I like making it my own in some way.
Creamy Chicken, Broccoli & Mushroom Alfredo
- 300 grams of Penne Pasta (1/3 bag)
- 2 tablespoons Butter
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin Olive Oil
- 2 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
- 2 cloves Garlic, minced
- 3/4 cup White Wine (we had Brazos De Los Andes Blend)
- 3/4 cup Cream (18% M.F. is what I usually have on hand for cooking)
- 140 grams Parmesan Cheese (I used Zerto’s mixed cheese with Provolone, Parmesan, Fontina, and Asiago)
- 1 Broccoli crown, chopped into small florets
- 1 cup mushrooms (I used a mix of Cremini, Shiitake, Portabella, and Oyster)
- Salt & Pepper, to taste
- Chicken Broth, for thinning
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken breasts and cook until deep golden brown on both sides and done in the middle. Remove and slice into strips. Set aside.
Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to pan and minced garlic. Stir continuously for one minute and add the mushrooms. Cook for another minute and add the wine.
Let it bubble and reduce for the next 2-3 minutes. Add cream and broccoli florets.
Allow to heat and thicken for a few minutes. Add the cheese, leaving a few tablespoons in the container for topping later, and stir. Add the chicken and continue tossing until combined. Add salt and pepper as desired, and chicken broth it you feel it needs thinning. Mine did need thinning, but I just added a bit more cream… *cough*.
Top with some remaining cheese, freshly ground black pepper, and enjoy with a glass of wine ;).