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Fast & Easy Dinner: Chicken and Lemon-Broccoli Alfredo

Fast & Easy Dinner: Chicken and Lemon-Broccoli Alfredo

When a recipe calls for a canned sauce make the sauce your own by adding fresh herbs, savory spices, or grated cheese.

In this dish a refrigerated container of light Alfredo sauce is jazzed up with lemon zest and several grinds of black pepper. Served over seared chicken breasts and sautéed vegetables, it makes for a delicious and crowd pleasing meal. Sound scrumptious? Wait until you check out the recipe:

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Chicken and Lemon-Broccoli Alfredo

Chicken and Lemon-Broccoli Alfredo

Chicken and Lemon-Broccoli Alfredo

Ingredients

4 small skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
Salt and pepper
8 oz. mushrooms, halved
1 Tbsp. olive or cooking oil
1 lemon
3 cups fresh broccoli florets
1 10-oz. container refrigerated light Alfredo pasta sauce

Directions

  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper. In large skillet brown chicken and mushrooms 4 minutes in hot oil, turning chicken halfway through.
  2. Meanwhile, shred 2 teaspoons lemon peel; set aside.
  3. Slice lemon.
  4. Add broccoli and lemon slices to skillet.
  5. Cover; cook 8 minutes or until chicken is done (170 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer).
  6. Place chicken and vegetables on plates. Add Alfredo sauce to skillet; heat through.
  7. Serve with chicken. Add lemon peel and pepper.

Serves 4.

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telane telane 7 years
Okay, so I was going to make the Chicken Noodle Soup with dill tonight, but after reading this, I can't decide!!!
SugarFreak SugarFreak 7 years
Lemon and Alfredo Sauce (woah)...sounds great!
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 7 years
Adding that broccoli just made my day. Looks great.
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