It's made with simple ingredients, so it comes together quickly and is perfect by itself or topped with grilled chicken.
The kids loved it. I added broccoli and not one complaint. Cheesy and oh so good.
- 8 oz pasta
- 2 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 Tablespoons whole wheat flour
- ¾ cup low sodium chicken broth
- ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
- salt & pepper
- ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons parsley flakes
- Cook pasta in a pot of salted, boiling water until al dente. Drain then set aside. Let pot cool off the heat for several minutes. I prefer the brown rice spaghetti pasta.
- Before starting sauce, I threw a bag of frozen broccoli in the microwave with 2 tbsp. of water and covered with plastic wrap for 5 minutes. Strain.
- While pasta is cooking, in a saucepan over medium heat olive oil. Add garlic then saute until golden brown, about 30 seconds, being very careful not to burn. Sprinkle in flour then whisk and cook for 1 minute. Slowly pour in chicken broth and almond milk while whisking until mixture is smooth. Season with salt & pepper then switch to a wooden spoon and stir constantly until mixture is thick and bubbly, about 4-5 minutes.
- Take saucepan off the heat then stir in parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and parsley flakes until smooth. Taste then adjust salt & pepper if necessary and add in the broccoli you strained earlier (unless you're doing the fix or H & C, hold off) I put this on low to simmer while I grilled my chicken
- You can skip this step or use steak or shrimp too. I love my grill pan! I preheated it and grilled up 4 chicken breasts, then I sliced them once they had a minute or two to rest. Now to assemble. If you're following the 21 Day Fix or Hammer & Chisel, the container counts are below.
Measure out 1 yellow of rice pasta, 1 green of broccoli, 1 red of grilled chicken, For the alfredo sauce, I used a 1/4 c. and counted it as 1 blue, 1/2 yellow, and 2 tsp. Throw it all in a bowl, mix and enjoy!
As you can tell, this meal will use a lot of your containers, but if you plan ahead you can totally have it guilt free!! Let me know what you think!