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Broccoli Alfredo Chicken Bake Recipe

Easy + Delicious = Weeknight dinner success!  You can prep this Broccoli Alfredo Chicken Bake Recipe in minutes using only one dish to have a hot, fresh dinner on the table in minutes and minimal mess to clean up afterward.  This meal is a kid pleaser with the creamy alfredo sauce and melted cheese, but still packed with lots of healthy broccoli and wholesome chicken breast.  This dinner will be a family favorite in no time!

Easy + Delicious = Perfect dinner!! Only one dish and a few ingredients and you come out with a hot fresh super delicious dinner. When you are looking for easy weeknight dinner ideas, add this to your meal plan!

When it comes to dinner my kids can be as picky as they come when they feel like being difficult.  Some days they gobble up everything on their plate and the next day they look at you like you are mad for serving them the same thing they loved yesterday.  There are a few dinners I can serve that I know everyone will devour no matter what mood they are in, and this Broccoli Alfredo Chicken Bake is one of them!

I love chicken bakes because they make it so easy to get a hot, fresh, wholesome dinner on the table fast.  I have quite the collection of Easy Chicken Bake Recipes, so make sure to take a look and pin the one that look like your family will love the flavors.  The reason they work so well for us is that almost without exception, they only take a few simple ingredients and can be made using only one baking dish.  That means super fast to get into the oven, ie very little prep time, AND very little clean up since you make it all just using one dish, plus maybe a cutting board and a measuring cup.  That my friends is the way I like to do the kitchen.

Broccoli Alfredo Chicken Bake Recipe: Easy + Delicious = Perfect dinner!! Only one dish and a few ingredients and you come out with a hot fresh super delicious dinner. This Easy Broccoli Alfredo Chicken Bake Recipe is perfect when you are looking for easy weeknight dinner ideas. Add this to your weekly meal plan!

So really, my kids love this recipe because it is taking some universal comfort foods… can you say alfredo sauce and ooey gooey melty cheese, that everyone loves and then I hide all the good stuff in it like fresh broccoli and tender chicken breast.  I like to use the kids as an excuse to make this, but let’s be honest, me and my husband like it just as much!

Easy + Delicious = Perfect dinner!! Only one dish and a few ingredients and you come out with a hot fresh super delicious dinner. This Easy Broccoli Alfredo Chicken Bake Recipe is perfect when you are looking for easy weeknight dinner ideas. Add this to your weekly meal plan!

Broccoli Alfredo Chicken Bake Recipe – Step by Step

Making this dinner recipe is super simple.  You only need a few basic ingredients:

  • 3-4 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
  • 2 cups alfredo sauce
  • 1 head of fresh broccoli, finely chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 1 cup mozzerella cheese, shredded
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground pepper

Broccoli Alfredo Chicken Bake Recipe: Easy + Delicious = Perfect dinner!! Only one dish and a few ingredients and you come out with a hot fresh super delicious dinner. This Easy Broccoli Alfredo Chicken Bake Recipe is perfect when you are looking for easy weeknight dinner ideas. Add this to your weekly meal plan!

Once you have the ingredients gathered up, I usually start by trimming the chicken breast and then chopping the broccoli.  It is important that you chop it fairly small so that it cooks evenly with the chicken and is perfectly tender when you remove it from the oven.  I personally chop up the florets, stems, and everything in between and add it in, but if you prefer only the florets, you can do that too.

Next, grab a large baking dish, lay each chicken breast side by side in a single layer. It is important not to have them smushed together or they will take far longer to cook, so make sure your dish is nice and roomy.  Sprinkle the garlic powder, salt and pepper evenly over the top of them to season.  I say about a teaspoon of each, but feel free to add more or less to taste, it is really just a suggestion and up to your personal preference.

Easy + Delicious = Perfect dinner!! Only one dish and a few ingredients and you come out with a hot fresh super delicious dinner. This Easy Broccoli Alfredo Chicken Bake Recipe is perfect when you are looking for easy weeknight dinner ideas. Add this to your weekly meal plan!

Spread the broccoli florets evenly over the chicken, then pour the alfredo sauce over the broccoli, trying to cover as much of it as you can.  A couple of notes here on this step.  The alfredo sauce is definitely what will make or break this recipe for you.  If  you love the flavor of the alfredo sauce you use, then you will love the flavor of this dish, if you don’t love it, then you probably won’t love the flavor over all nearly as much.  All that to say, make sure you use something with a flavor your family really loves.  You can use jarred sauce on the pasta aisle, or in many of the nicer stores you can also buy sauces in the refrigerated section like I did here {My sauce pictured here is from Harmon’s grocery store and is found in the cooler near the bakery}  Another really great idea if you have the time is to pick up some sauce to go from your favorite local Italian restaurant.  Many of them will sell it to you by the pint or quart.

Last, top the dish with the mozzarella cheese.  If you really love things nice and cheesy, you can add a little extra here as well.  Or if you aren’t a cheese person, you could leave it off altogether, although I can’t imagine not being a cheese person!

Broccoli Alfredo Dinner Recipe - Quick and easy to make in one dish and the whole family loves it!

Place the Broccoli Alfredo Chicken Bake in the oven on the middle rack for 40-50 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the broccoli is tender.  I don’t usually cover my chicken bakes with foil, but oven sizes and cook temps vary which can effect how dishes will cook, so if you notice the cheese getting more browned than you prefer, then throw some foil over it for the remainder of the cooking time.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes which will allow the sauce to thicken up again a bit.  Then serve hot over pasta, rice, mashed potatoes, or sautéed spinach.  There are tons of delicious ways to serve it depending on what your family loves to eat and these are just a few!  However you serve it, I hope you love it, and if you come up with any creative ideas, make sure to let me know!

Broccoli Alfredo Chicken Bake Recipe: Easy + Delicious = Perfect dinner!! Only one dish and a few ingredients and you come out with a hot fresh super delicious dinner. This Easy Broccoli Alfredo Chicken Bake Recipe is perfect when you are looking for easy weeknight dinner ideas. Add this to your weekly meal plan!

If you give this recipe a try I would love to hear about it in the comments.  Hearing that someone made the recipe and their family enjoyed it as much as us makes my day every time!  Also, make sure and post a photo on Instagram and tag me @easyfamilyrecipes so I can see your masterpiece!

Broccoli Alfredo Chicken Bake Recipe
 
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Ingredients
  • 3-4 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
  • 2 cups alfredo sauce
  • 1 head of fresh broccoli, finely chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 1 cup mozzerella cheese, shredded
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  2. Wash and finely chop the broccoli head, then set aside.
  3. In a large baking dish, lay each chicken breast side by side in a single layer. Then sprinkle the garlic powder, salt and pepper evenly over the top of them to season.
  4. Spread the broccoli florets evenly over the chicken, then pour the alfredo sauce over the broccoli and finally top with the mozzarella cheese.
  5. Place in the oven on the middle rack for 40-50 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the broccoli is tender.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes. Then serve hot over pasta, rice, mashed potatoes, or sautéed spinach.
  7. Enjoy!

Broccoli Alfredo Chicken Bake Recipe: Easy + Delicious = Perfect dinner!! Only one dish and a few ingredients and you come out with a hot fresh super delicious dinner. This Easy Broccoli Alfredo Chicken Bake Recipe is perfect when you are looking for easy weeknight dinner ideas. Add this to your weekly meal plan!Broccoli Alfredo Chicken Bake Recipe: Easy + Delicious = Perfect dinner!! Only one dish and a few ingredients and you come out with a hot fresh super delicious dinner. This Easy Broccoli Alfredo Chicken Bake Recipe is perfect when you are looking for easy weeknight dinner ideas. Add this to your weekly meal plan!

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  1. Marie McArdle says

    Can you please tell me what Alfredo Sauce is. I’m from Scotland and I don’t think we have this. Maybe we call it by another name.

    • says

      Hi Marie- it is a (not so) super healthy sauce made from butter cream and parmesan cheese. It is an Italian didh here and sold fresh and jarred although the fresh is always much better.

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