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Classic Chicken Broccoli Pasta

This Classic Chicken Broccoli Pasta is a quick, easy, and flexible dinner. Pan-fried chicken breasts, broccoli, pasta, and an herb garlic butter sauce come together in just 30-minutes and is sure to satisfy even the pickiest eaters!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Broccoli Penne, Kid-Friendly Meals, Pasta Bake
Servings: 4 6 servings
Calories: 943kcal
Author: Silvia Dunnirvine

Ingredients

  • 1 lb penne or rigatoni pasta
  • 2 medium broccoli heads
  • 4 chicken breasts cubed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon each, salt and pepper

Garlic herb butter sauce

  • 3 tablespoon high quality unsalted butter
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon oregano minced
  • 4 cloves garlic

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to package instructions. Add the broccoli into the boiling pasta about 3-4 minutes before the pasta is fully cooked. Reserve about 1 cup of pasta water before draining the pasta and broccoli. Set aside.
  • Wash and dry chicken well. Cut chicken into 2 inch cubes* then season with salt and pepper.
  • To a large skillet add olive oil. When hot add in the chicken. Cook the chicken both sides until golden brown (about 6-7 minutes on each site). Transfer chicken to a plate.
  • Add butter, garlic and oregano to the hot skillet and sauté until the garlic turns golden. Then add in the parmesan cheese and stir well. Remove from heat.
  • In a big bowl combine the pasta and broccoli with the cubed chicken and pour over the butter sauce from the pan. Garnish with sea salt, pepper and lots of shaved parmigiana reggiano cheese. Serve

Notes

  • the side of the chicken doesn't matter but try to cut into even size pieces so it cooks at the same time. 

Nutrition

Calories: 943kcal | Carbohydrates: 107g | Protein: 76g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 153mg | Sodium: 1251mg | Potassium: 2084mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2444IU | Vitamin C: 275mg | Calcium: 343mg | Iron: 5mg