Chicken Broccoli Alfredo

If you’re like me, you’re always looking for recipes that are quick to throw together at the last minute and yet still be nutritious and delicious for your family. Well, this recipe is all of that. With just a few ingredients, you can have a one-dish meal that is ready in less than an hour. Easy peasy 🙂


Chicken Broccoli Alfredo

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (or use chicken thighs if you prefer)

1 jar Alfredo sauce

1 package frozen broccoli florets


Black pepper


Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Add a little of the Alfredo sauce to the bottom of the baking dish, spreading it around to evenly coat the bottom. Place the chicken breasts on top of the Alfredo sauce. Season with salt and black pepper.


Chicken broccoli alfredo - chicken breasts


Add the broccoli florets to the baking dish in and around the chicken pieces in an even layer. Pour the rest of the Alfredo sauce over the top of the broccoli layer.


chicken broccoli alfredo - chicken with broccoli


Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 to 45 minutes until bubbly and juices run clear, or until the internal temperature of the chicken breasts reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.


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chicken broccoli alfredo baked


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Note: Cooking times will definitely depend on how much frozen broccoli you use. If you use a small package, start checking the internal temperature of the chicken breasts at about 30 to 35 minutes. I used a large package of frozen broccoli, and my chicken took a good 45 minutes to reach 165 degrees Fahrenheit internally.

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BBQ Meatloaf

Work has been crazy the last few weeks, so I haven’t had time to experiment with new recipes for a while. I had a few free minutes last night and decided to try my hand at making a barbecue-inspired meatloaf. When I make meatloaf, I generally go for an Italian theme with the spices I use, so I thought BBQ would be a nice change of pace.

This is one of those recipes where I don’t measure anything and just eyeball the spices, so the amounts below in the recipe really are just estimates. Feel free to modify them to your family’s tastes.

BBQ meatloaf


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BBQ meatloaf slice


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BBQ Meatloaf

1 pound ground beef (86% lean)

1/2 onion, finely diced

1 egg

1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs

1-2 teaspoons dried basil

1 teaspoon seasoned salt

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

2 teaspoons barbecue sauce (I used Sweet Baby Ray’s)


For the topping:

6 tablespoons barbecue sauce

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

2 teaspoons honey


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, Panko, egg, onion, basil, seasoned salt, 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce, and 2 teaspoons barbecue sauce until well combined, but don’t overmix or the meat will be tough. Place meatloaf into a meatloaf pan (like a bread pan but has two sections so the grease drains away from the meatloaf) or a small glass baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray.

In a small bowl, combine the 6 tablespoons barbecue sauce, 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce, and 2 teaspoons honey until completely combined. Spread mixture over the top of the meatloaf.

Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 60 minutes, or until the top is browned, or the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees Fahrenheit.

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