By Lexi Harpin

CHICKEN BROCCOLI ALFREDO

Servings : 2-3

Prep Time : 15 minutes 

Cook Time : 20 minutes 

Ingredients : 

  • 1 package vegan chicken patties 
  • 2 c. broccoli florets (frozen or fresh) 
  • 2 1/2 c. pasta of choice 
  • 1/2 c. raw soaked cashews
  • 1 1/2 c. unsweetened unflavored oat milk
  • 1 c. vegan shredded mozzarella 
  • 1/2 c. vegan shredded parmesan
  • 4 tbsp. vegan butter
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar 
  • 1/4 tsp. dried parsley
  • salt & pepper 

Instructions :

  • Cook pasta according to package instructions. Add in broccoli florets when pasta is cooking and has about 5 minutes left. Drain, set aside. 
  • Add soaked raw cashews to a high speed blender along with a pinch of salt, apple cider vinegar, and oat milk. Blend until completely smooth. 
  • In a large pan on medium high heat add the vegan butter. Once melted pour in your cashew sauce. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the sauce is slightly thickened. Add in vegan parm/mozz, dried parsley, and 1/4 tsp. of salt plus a pinch of pepper (Add more or less salt if needed). Mix until the cheese is melted and the sauce becomes smooth.
  • Cook vegan chicken patties according to package instructions. I recommend using an air fryer if you have one available! 
  • Mix pasta/broccoli with your sauce and stir until everything is evenly coated. Slice vegan chicken into pieces and serve on top!

NOTES :

  • If leftovers are dry add in a splash of oat milk to loosen up the sauce! I would also recommend heating the vegan chicken separately in a toaster oven or an air fryer to prevent sogginess. 
  • You CAN use another non-dairy milk but I strongly recommend oat milk since it’s neutral in flavor. 
  • You can serve 1 or 2 vegan chicken patties with each bowl, depending on how big your appetite is! 
  • Soak your cashews in water overnight or pour boiling water over them and soak for at least 30 minutes. 

 

About the Author:

My name is Lexi and I have been vegan for 6 years now! I had a passion for cooking long before I went vegan, but I fell in love with it even more after. My favorite thing to do as a home cook is to create vegan versions of the comfort foods we all know and love. Food is a language to us all and I am here to share that language in a different way than you may know. I aim to create recipes that aren’t intimidating and are actually very similar to the “regular” recipes we all are used to. At the end of the day, food is food! If we can create something delicious and similar to what we are used to, without any of the cruelty, why not?