Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
This is a quick recipe great for a work night fast meal! This is really good like it is... or served with grilled chicken. Hubby grills a couple of chicken breasts...while I throw this together!!
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried basil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 cups broccoli florets
- 4 1⁄2 cups hot cooked penne
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- parmesan cheese
- black pepper (to taste)
- In a large skillet, combine broth, basil, pepper, garlic and broccoli. Bring to a boil.
- Cover and cook over low heat for 3 minutes or until broccoli is tender crisp.
- Add hot cooked pasta and lemon juice. Toss to coat. Serve with cheese.
We really enjoyed this. Knowing that our family loves a lot of flavor, I added onion, salt, pepper, and garlic & herb seasoning. I also left out the lemon juice and added a tablespoon of butter. I didn't have any chicken, so I sliced up a large pork chop and it fed my family of 3 with plenty of left overs. Thanks so much!
I'm giving this 3 stars because it wasn't bad and has possibilities. I followed the recipe exactly and used fresh broccoli but found the dish bland and boring. Enjoyed it much more after adding some sauteed fresh tomato to it, plus salt and pepper.
I added seasoned cooked chicken breast but it lacks some sauce to it. I'm going to try adding low fat Alfredo sauce.