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Creamy Broccoli Chicken Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Created by Mariam E.
This Creamy Chicken Broccoli will become a household favorite! This is an awesome one-pot chicken recipe that's delicious and nutritious!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
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Ingredients

Chicken

  • 1.5 lbs. chicken tenderloins film coat removed and trimmed
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 2 tbsps. olive oil

creamy Cheddar Sauce

  • 1 small onion finely diced
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • ½ tsp Italian seasoning.
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • cup chicken broth low sodium
  • 2 cups broccoli florets fresh
  • ¾ cup cheddar cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Season the chicken tenders with the salt, pepper and Italian seasoning
  • Bring a nonstick skillet to medium heat and add 1 tbsp. or olive oil. Pan sear the chicken tenders on each side for 5 minutes until golden brown on the outside. Remove from heat and set aside on a plate. Cover with aluminum foil.
  • In the same skillet, add 1 tbsp. of olive oil. Pan sear the onions until translucent in color.
  • Add in the minced garlic along with the black pepper, salt and Italian seasoning. Sauté for a about 1 minute.
  • Add in the chicken broth and heavy cream. Let the sauce cook for about 1- 2 minutes on medium. Add in the cheddar cheese and mix well until the cheese melts.
  • Add the chicken back in as well as the broccoli florets. Cover and cook for 5 more minutes on medium low heat until the broccoli is tender.
  • Remove from heat and serve with your favorite side dish.

Notes

  • Ideally shred your own cheese, it melts better than pre shredded.
  • You can use sharp or mild cheddar, depending on how strong you want that cheese flavor!
  • If the sauce is too thick, you can a touch more chicken broth.
  • For a pop of heat, add in some chili flakes.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley for a pop of freshness and color!

Nutrition

Calories: 629kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 213mg | Sodium: 872mg | Potassium: 980mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1444IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 254mg | Iron: 2mg
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