Chicken, Broccoli, Alfredo Pasta | A Timeless Classic

When it comes to popular pasta dishes, especially in the Chelmsford area, a few stand above the rest. From classic spaghetti and meatballs to chicken broccoli ziti- there are undoubtedly a few customer favorites. But, why is this? Here at Chelmsford Sub Shoppe, we love a good pasta dish as much as the next person. So, with this in mind, we figured we’d delve into the world of CB&Z a bit and see how many fun facts we could pull up! Enjoy!

This is one pasta dish that is more American than Italian.

Yes, you read that right. While many American-Italian restaurants offer CB&Z, the very first versions did not contain the C and the B. Simply referred to as ‘fettuccine al burro’ – this dish was a combination of alfredo sauce and (you guessed it) linguine. Nothing more.

It was in the 1980s that the dish traveled from Rome to the United States where diners began adding things like chicken, shrimp, and other various vegetables.

Alfredo sauce was invented in 1908.

Without the classic white sauce, this dish certainly would not be what it is today. And, if it wasn’t for the wife of Alfredo di Lelio who lost her appetite after childbirth, this is one sauce we may not have seen for many years to come!

Broccoli has protein.

While we all know that broccoli is good for us, did you know that it contains protein too? In fact, broccoli is relatively high in protein when compared to other vegetables. However, don’t be fooled in thinking that broccoli can provide sufficient daily requirements. One cup of broccoli contains approximately 3 grams of protein.

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