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.
Cook the pasta in salted water according to package instructions.
Add the broccoli to the pot during the last 4 minutes of cooking time.
Reserve ¼ cup of the pasta cooking liquid.
Melt the butter in a pan over medium-high heat until browned.
Add the heavy cream, ½ teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon of pepper.
Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring, for 4 minutes until thick enough to coat a spoon.
Remove from the heat, then stir in the lemon zest and juice.
Place the pasta and broccoli back into the pot that it’s been cooked in.
Pour the cream sauce over the pasta mixture, then toss to coat evenly, adding pasta water if needed to thin the sauce.
Stir in the parmesan cheese.
Arrange the chicken on top of the pasta.
Add more salt and pepper to taste, if needed.
Garnish with chopped parsley and lemon slices, if desired.
Serve immediately, and enjoy!
- 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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