Hopefully you had a chance to check out my post all about National Bacon Day. I was a day late celebrating, but it was still tasty! J If you haven’t checked it out, you really should. There’s a great Smithfield giveaway going on… but back to the matter at hand.
Before I really get into this recipe, I want to say that it is “semi-homemade.” I use a jarred Alfredo sauce, but you could definitely follow the recipe and just use your own Alfredo sauce. Now… let me tell you how I baconized this family favorite.
Chicken Bacon Broccoli Alfredo Recipe
– 2 chicken breasts (meat cut into small 1” cubes)
– 6 pieces of Smithfield Hometown Classic bacon
– 1 jar Alfredo Sauce
– 1 package frozen broccoli, steamed
– 1 T minced garlic
Start by cooking your bacon. Put cooked bacon to side until later. Save the bacon grease in a separate container.
Heat 2-3 tablespoons of bacon grease in a skillet along with 1 T of minced garlic over medium-high heat. Once the grease is hot, add cubed chicken. Add pepper. Let the chicken cook for 10 minutes (or until done) stirring frequently.
While chicken is cooking, crumble bacon into small bits.
Once the chicken has cooked through, add the jar of Alfredo sauce. Continue stirring mixture and turn heat down to medium. Continue stirring and add the steamed broccoli, then add the bacon. Once all of the ingredients are combined, pepper to taste.
You can serve this dish over pasta, or on its own. It was SO delicious! The bacon really added some depth to the flavor of a usually bland meal.
I will definitely be making Chicken Bacon Broccoli Alfredo again sometime… and now I’m going to see what other recipes I can baconize! 😉
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