Few skillet meals are as satisfying or as easy to make as this recipe for Creamy Chicken Broccoli Alfredo, made in one pot in just 30 minutes. Bite-sized pieces of broccoli and chicken breast are simmered with penne pasta in a rich-tasting, creamy Alfredo sauce. For a fast weekday meal, this one pot chicken Alfredo skillet dinner is a winner, requiring only five ingredients you may already have on hand, and one pot for no-effort cleanup.
Heat the oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken, season with salt and pepper and cook until well browned, stirring occasionally (to prevent sticking- make sure the skillet and the oil are hot before adding the chicken).
Add the broccoli and garlic and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the sauce, water and uncooked penne and heat to a boil (press the penne down so that it cooks in the sauce mixture).
Cook, uncovered, (keep at medium-high) until the penne is tender, stirring occasionally (the penne should be al dente at about 12 minutes).
Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese before serving, if desired.
This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.