Try this Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Gnocchi pasta dish to have a fulfilling meal!
Made with three kinds of cheese, cream, broccoli, and chicken, this Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Gnocchi is incredibly delicious.
You know what I love to create? Mostly in my mind, I love to create romantic dinners. In fact, my next book should be based on easy and affordable romantic dinners (that’s my idea don’t take it)! I love to create meals that depict the mood I am in at that time. I particularly like to make dinner dishes that are downright sexy! Let me try to explain.
I have mentioned before in an interview or perhaps in a previous blog post, that a plate is my canvas and the food and ingredients I use is my paint. My hope is when you see a picture it moves you to feel a certain way, remind you of something awesome, or evoke emotion. That may sound hella deep for a food blogger, but that is how I view food and why I love to blog! You can be in the worst situation in the world or have a really bad day, but when you eat something delicious and good, it seems as though the world stops and if only for that meal, your problems cease to exists.
During my courtship with my husband, there was actually a third party that brought us together, forced us to talk and get to know each other, and have a good time and that was food. Making delicious food when my husband and I were just dating was pretty amazing because it gave me an opportunity to try a new recipe or concept that I have been dying to try and it gave him an opportunity to get a home-cooked meal and try something new. The first time my now husband came to visit me in Cincinnati, I took him to some of my favorite restaurants that are only in Cincinnati. It was like the best food he had ever tasted. To this day, he remembers the meal, what the weather was like on the day we ate at different restaurants, and what we talked about. Eating delicious food is a staple for some of the most awesome memories every created. I hope this Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Gnocchi will become a staple in your mind as well.
I-LOVE-GNOCCHI! It is incredibly soft and pillowy and it has the texture of pillows. Yes, if pillows were edible it would taste like gnocchi. There is going to come a day where I actually attempt to make gnocchi, by the way. I can’t remember the first time I had it, but the first recipe I made using gnocchi was with Seafood Gnocchi and White Wine Sauce and it came out phenomenal! You want to talk about making romantic dishes, this dish was absolutely sexy! This Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Gnocchi are in that same vein of sexiness when it comes to food. Although it is super sexy, it is totally family friendly. This Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Gnocchi dish are made using three kinds of cheese: provolone, white cheddar, and parmesan cheese. I know that by itself is amazing. I filled it with chicken, broccoli, garlic, and softy gnocchi. It didn’t take that long to make and everyone will fall in love with this dish.
- 1 lb. chicken tenderloin,
- 1 tbsp. Olive oil
- 2 tbsp. butter
- 12 oz. broccoli cuts
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 lb. Gnocchi
- 2 ¼ c. heavy cream
- 1 c. provolone, shredded cheese
- 1 c. white cheddar cheese, shredded cheese
- 1 c. Parmesan-Reggiano cheese, shredded cheese
- Parsely, chopped (garnish)
- In a medium saute pan on medium heat, heat the olive oil. Season the chicken tenders on both sides with salt and pepper. Cook on both sides for 3-5 minutes. Once finished, remove from heat and place on a cutting board. Roughly chop the chicken into pieces and set aside.
- In a shallow medium-large saute pan, melt the butter. Add the minced garlic to the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes. Be sure not to burn the garlic. Add the heavy cream and allow to come to a slight simmer. Once the cream is steaming, add the cheeses and whisk until the cream and cheese has combined and become one sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the gnocchi and cook for 7-10 minutes. Drain the gnocchi. Add the gnocchi, chicken, and broccoli to the cream sauce and mix until well mixed. Cover with lid and allow to simmer on low heat for 15 minutes. Serve in a pasta dish and top with additional Parmesan Reggiano cheese and chopped parsley.