Chicken Alfredo Brussels Sprouts

By Rena |

Enjoy your favorite comfort food without any guilt by making this easy and simple Chicken Alfredo brussels sprouts recipe. Skip the pasta for some added veggies for a low carb option.

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This homemade chicken alfredo is lightened up with healthier ingredients and made with loads of brussels sprouts in place of pasta. Make enough of this healthy chicken alfredo recipe so you have some leftovers to pack for lunch for the next day.

How to make this simple chicken alfredo recipe

You will be blown away at how easy it is to make this one-pot chicken alfredo recipe. Here are some simple steps to follow:

Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
Add chicken and cook until golden brown. About 5-6 minutes. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper, remove and then set aside on a plate.
Add remaining oil and sauté the Brussels sprouts until it starts to brown. This should take about 3-4 minutes.

sautéed brussel sprouts
Meanwhile in a small bowl, whisk milk, garlic, lemon juice, a pinch of salt & pepper, and cornstarch, until well combined. Pour milk mixture over the Brussels sprouts and stir to deglaze the pan.

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Lower the heat and simmer until sauce thickens and sprouts are tender. About 3-4 minutes. Return the chicken back to the pan and stir in the shredded cheese.

Continue to cook until everything is hot and melty for about 4-5 minutes.
Take off the heat and sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley and ground pepper if desired. Enjoy!

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HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN ALFREDO SAUCE

Healthier ingredients are used for his chicken alfredo recipe.

  • milk
  • garlic
  • cornstarch
  • cheese
  • lemon juice
  • salt and pepper

In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, garlic, lemon juice, a pinch of salt & pepper, and cornstarch, until well combined. Pour milk mixture over the pan to cook until it starts to thicken before you add the cheese to cook for a few more minutes to allow it to melt.

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HOW TO SEASON CHICKEN FOR CHICKEN ALFREDO

The chicken used for this alfredo doesn’t need a whole lot of seasoning. If you noticed i only seasoned mine with salt and pepper since most of the flavors will be in the alfredo sauce. If you do want to season the chicken you may use salt and pepper, lemon pepper, rosemary, thyme, and/or some onion or garlic powder.

chicken alfredo recipe with brussel sprouts

IS CHICKEN ALFREDO HEALTHY

The classic alfredo isnt so healthy because of the creamy alfredo sauce and most alfredo recipes are accompanied with pasta. The caloric content is high. This chicken alfredo recipe is low in carbs and therefore keto-friendly. A much healthier option and alternative. It is loaded with veggies instead of pasta.

WHAT GOES WITH CHICKEN ALFREDO

Chicken alfredo is usually served with a side of green veggies like broccoli, asparagus, peas, beans or Brussel sprouts. This complements the creamy flavor and smooth texture of the pasta that it is usually served with. Also, for this healthy alfredo recipe, no pasta was used and the veggie was simply doubled up!

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easy chicken alfredo recipe

Easy Chicken Alfredo Brussel Sprouts

Homemade chicken alfredo loaded with chicken chunks and Brussel sprouts for a low carb option.
4.38 from 8 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
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Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 346kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Boneless skinless chicken breast cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 Tbsp Avocado Oil divided
  • 2 lbs Brussels Sprouts trimmed and halved if too big
  • 1 Cup Milk of choice (dairy or non-dairy)
  • 2-3 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 Tbsp Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tbsp Cornstarch
  • ¼ Cup Shredded Cheese
  • 1 Tbsp Chopped Parsley
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add chicken and cook until golden brown. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper then set aside on a plate.
  • Add remaining oil and sauté the Brussels sprouts until it starts to brown.
  • Meanwhile in a small bowl, whisk milk, garlic, lemon juice, a pinch of salt & pepper, and cornstarch, until well combined.
  • Pour milk mixture over the Brussels sprouts and stir to deglaze the pan. Lower the heat and simmer until sauce thickens and sprouts are tender.
  • Return the chicken back to the pan and stir in the shredded cheese. Continue to cook until everything is hot and melty.
  • Take off the heat and sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley and ground pepper if desired. Enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 260mg | Potassium: 1401mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1907IU | Vitamin C: 197mg | Calcium: 217mg | Iron: 4mg
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  1. Amber says

    5 stars
    This came out amazing! I made it for my roommates for dinner and I’m normally not a huge fan of Brussels sprouts but I cleaned my plate! I used mozzarella and low fat milk it came out perfect.

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