Chicken Alfredo (Lightened Up!)
Serving size: 4-5 servings
2 large chicken breasts
4 cloves garlic
3 tbsp olive oil
½ cup chopped mushrooms
¼ cup chopped white or yellow onions
1 cup chopped broccoli
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
2 cup almond milk
1 cup raw cashews
3 Tbsp nutritional yeast
1 Tbsp dried parsley
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp granulated garlic powder
½ tsp kosher or pink Himalayan sea salt
½ tsp pepper
In a large bowl, add 1 cup raw cashews and 2 cups cold water. Let soak for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper, non-stick spray and chicken breasts. Add a pinch of salt and pepper, then bake for 30 minutes or until done.
Once chicken is done, cut into bite size strips and set aside.
Next, place olive oil into a large fry pan and turn heat to medium-low. Add minced garlic cloves and saute until tender.
To garlic mixture add: mushrooms, onions, broccoli, chicken broth and additional salt and pepper.
Saute on medium-low, stirring frequently until tender (~10 minutes).
Once veggies are tender, add chicken breast and turn heat down to low simmer.
Next, drain cashews and place into a food processor or high powered blender. To cashews add almond milk, nutritional yeast, cheese, parsley, italian seasoning, granulated garlic, salt, and pepper. Pulse 5x, then blend on high for 60-90 seconds or until well blended and smooth.
Pour mixture over vegetable and chicken mixture on stovetop.
Turn heat to medium low, stirring occasionally. Let sauce simmer until warm ~10-20 minutes.
Serve over organic pasta or spaghetti squash!
Make it a meal! This Chicken Alfredo dish pairs AMAZING with our garlic balsamic Brussel sprouts! Enjoy, Momma! :)
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