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Instant Pot Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo

 
Instant Pot Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo
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One serving costs about $1.19

$1.19 per serving

28 people like this recipe

28 likes

This recipe is ready in 50 minutes

Ready in 50 minutes

6 lunch,main course,main dish,dinner mediterranean,european,italian
spoonacular Score:66%

Spoonacular Score: 66%

 

Instant Pot Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo is a Mediterranean recipe that serves 6. This main course has 572 calories, 29g of protein, and 22g of fat per serving. For $1.19 per serving, this recipe covers 25% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. It is brought to you by Damn Delicious. 28 people have tried and liked this recipe. A mixture of butter, kosher salt and pepper, half and half, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so yummy. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 50 minutes. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 68%, which is solid. Try Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo, Paleo Chicken and Broccoli (Instant Pot & Under 30 Minutes!), and Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
2
2  skinless boneless chicken breasts
skinless boneless chicken breasts
some
some black kosher salt
black kosher salt
1.5 Tbsps
1.5 Tbsps olive oil
olive oil
1 lb
1 lb penne
penne
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps unsalted butter
unsalted butter
3 cups
3 cups broccoli florets
broccoli florets
1.5 tsps
1.5 tsps dijon mustard
dijon mustard
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps garlic powder
garlic powder
5 oz
5 oz canned evaporated milk
canned evaporated milk
0.5 cups
0.5 cups half and half
half and half
1 cup
1 cup white shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
white shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
0.5 cups
0.5 cups parmesan
parmesan
2  skinless boneless chicken breasts
2
skinless boneless chicken breasts
some black kosher salt
some
black kosher salt
1.5 Tbsps olive oil
1.5 Tbsps
olive oil
1 lb penne
1 lb
penne
2 Tbsps unsalted butter
2 Tbsps
unsalted butter
3 cups broccoli florets
3 cups
broccoli florets
1.5 tsps dijon mustard
1.5 tsps
dijon mustard
0.5 tsps garlic powder
0.5 tsps
garlic powder
5 oz canned evaporated milk
5 oz
canned evaporated milk
0.5 cups half and half
0.5 cups
half and half
1 cup white shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup
white shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
0.5 cups parmesan
0.5 cups
parmesan

Equipment

instant pot
instant pot
pot
pot
instant pot
instant pot
pot
pot


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Damn Delicious

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.19
Ingredient
2 skinless boneless chicken breasts
1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound penne
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 cups broccoli florets
1 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
5 ounces canned evaporated milk
1/2 cup half and half
1 cup white shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup parmesan
Price
$2.00
$0.25
$0.97
$0.24
$0.60
$0.07
$0.05
$0.34
$0.33
$1.21
$1.05
$7.12

Tips

Health Tips

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

  • The great thing about parmesan cheese is that a little goes a long way, especially if you're buying the real deal.

  • You can easily replace regular noodles with whole wheat noodles to add a little extra fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals to this dish. Just don't make the mistake of assuming that because the pasta is whole wheat, you can eat as much as you want. The calories and the effect on your blood sugar is not so drastically different!

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • If parmesan plays a big role in the flavor of your dish (or if you're a serious foodie or serious about avoiding additivies) it might be worth your time to track down "true" parmesan, Parmigiano Reggiano.

  • The best method for cooking pasta is pretty controversial, but most sources seem to reach a consensus. Check out our lesson on how to cook pasta in the academy.

  • Kosher salt is a type of coarse-grained salt popular among chefs because it is easy to pick up with the fingertips and sticks well when coating meat. The name "kosher salt" comes from the word "koshering", the process of making food suitable for consumption according to Jewish law. You can easily substitute table salt or sea salt in recipes where the salt is being dissolved, but if you're using it to coat meat, you might wish you had the kosher salt.

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Parmesan cheese is traditionally made using rennet, an animal-derived enzyme. For this reason, true parmesan cheese is not suitable for vegetarians. You might be able to find a vegetarian hard cheese to substitute.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
571 Calories
29g Protein
22g Total Fat
63g Carbs
20% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
571
29%

Fat
22g
34%

  Saturated Fat
11g
70%

Carbohydrates
63g
21%

  Sugar
5g
6%

Cholesterol
73mg
25%

Sodium
394mg
17%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
29g
58%

Selenium
66µg
96%

Vitamin C
41mg
51%

Phosphorus
476mg
48%

Vitamin K
49µg
48%

Manganese
0.81mg
40%

Calcium
358mg
36%

Vitamin B3
5mg
28%

Vitamin B6
0.52mg
26%

Vitamin B2
0.34mg
20%

Magnesium
76mg
19%

Zinc
2mg
17%

Potassium
581mg
17%

Vitamin A
793IU
16%

Fiber
3g
15%

Vitamin B5
1mg
15%

Copper
0.27mg
13%

Folate
50µg
13%

Vitamin B1
0.16mg
10%

Iron
1mg
10%

Vitamin E
1mg
9%

Vitamin B12
0.44µg
7%

Vitamin D
0.33µg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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