Easy Chicken Broccoli Pasta Recipe

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Easy Chicken Broccoli Pasta Recipe

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“This is so easy to throw together in a pinch. It’s great served with some crusty bread and a nice veggie salad.” Renee Pajestka - Brunswick, Ohio
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 2 cups frozen broccoli florets
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup reduced-fat Alfredo sauce

Directions

Cook pasta according to package directions, adding the broccoli during the last 5 minutes of cooking.
Meanwhile, sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In a large nonstick skillet, saute chicken in oil until lightly browned. Add pepper; saute 3-5 minutes longer or until chicken is no longer pink and pepper is tender.
Drain pasta mixture; add to the pan. Reduce heat to low. Stir in wine, then Alfredo sauce; cook and stir until heated through. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Easy Chicken Broccoli Pasta in Healthy Cooking October/November 2009, p64

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 400 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 654mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 31g protein.

  • 2 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 2 cups frozen broccoli florets
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup reduced-fat Alfredo sauce
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, adding the broccoli during the last 5 minutes of cooking.
  2. Meanwhile, sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In a large nonstick skillet, saute chicken in oil until lightly browned. Add pepper; saute 3-5 minutes longer or until chicken is no longer pink and pepper is tender.
  3. Drain pasta mixture; add to the pan. Reduce heat to low. Stir in wine, then Alfredo sauce; cook and stir until heated through. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Easy Chicken Broccoli Pasta in Healthy Cooking October/November 2009, p64

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wiscook User ID: 1143528 179874
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2009

"very good, reheats well, easy used dry mix alfredo sauce"

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