Chicken and Broccoli Pasta Recipe

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Ricky Published: December 9, 2020 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

Serve up this hearty plate of chicken and broccoli pasta for your next dinner meal! It’s tangy, rich, and perfectly filling to keep you full all evening.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 40 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1lbchicken breasts,boneless skinless, grilled and cut into strips
  • ¾lbbroccoli florets
  • 10ozlinguine pasta
  • ¾cupheavy cream
  • 2tbspbutter
  • salt and pepper,to taste
  • 2tsplemon zest
  • 1tbsplemon juice
  • cupParmesan cheese,finely grated
  • lemon slices,and chopped parsley, optional garnishes

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta in salted water according to package instructions.

  2. Add the broccoli to the pot during the last 4 minutes of cooking time.

  3. Reserve ¼ cup of the pasta cooking liquid.

  4. Melt the butter in a pan over medium-high heat until browned.

  5. Add the heavy cream, ½ teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon of pepper.

  6. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring, for 4 minutes until thick enough to coat a spoon.

  7. Remove from the heat, then stir in the lemon zest and juice.

  8. Place the pasta and broccoli back into the pot that it’s been cooked in.

  9. Pour the cream sauce over the pasta mixture, then toss to coat evenly, adding pasta water if needed to thin the sauce.

  10. Stir in the parmesan cheese.

  11. Arrange the chicken on top of the pasta.

  12. Add more salt and pepper to taste, if needed.

  13. Garnish with chopped parsley and lemon slices, if desired.

  14. Serve immediately, and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 739.10kcal
  • Fat: 37.37g
  • Saturated Fat: 19.23g
  • Trans Fat: 0.35g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.67g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.68g
  • Carbohydrates: 60.10g
  • Fiber: 2.64g
  • Sugar: 3.39g
  • Protein: 40.96g
  • Cholesterol: 157.40mg
  • Sodium: 788.95mg
  • Calcium: 251.99mg
  • Potassium: 749.62mg
  • Iron: 2.74mg
  • Vitamin A: 412.72µg
  • Vitamin C: 82.30mg
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