Joy's Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins

I found this recipe in the Chicago Tribune Food Guide about 10 years ago. It's called "Joy's" because it's Regis Philbin's wife, Joy's, recipe. He raved about this dish on "Live" one day and shortly afterward, his wife Joy demonstrated the recipe on the show. It's really good and cooks pretty fast once you assemble all your ingredients.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat.
  2. Saute garlic for about 1 minute, until golden, stirring constantly.
  3. Add chicken strips and saute until white and almost completely cooked.
  4. Add broccoli and saute until crisp-tender; then add sun-dried tomatoes, basil, red-pepper flakes, salt and pepper.
  5. Add wine, then broth and butter and cook 3-5 minutes, or until heated through, stirring occasionally.
  6. Toss the cooked pasta with the chicken mixture.
  7. Serve with parmesan cheese, if desired.


Most Helpful

I made this last night, and added sliced red onion, toasted pine nuts, and crumbled goat's cheese instead of the parm. It was good, but I'd add more seasoning next time. The small amount of basil isn't quite enough to do justice to the rest of the ingredients.

IngridH May 12, 2008

This really is a good recipe. I may have to make it again tonight! I have also added sliced mushrooms, toasted pine nuts and sliced black olives, zuchinni, asparagus. Any pasta will work. Otherwise it can be rather bland. Part2: It has been years since I have made this, tonight I stirred in about 1/4 C parmesan shortly before serving and serve w/ crushed red pepper at the table for more zip!

Chicagoland Chef du Jour March 31, 2008

I added some cream to the recipe and that made it taste better. It was a nice recipe, but not something I would make time and time again.

Maïté G. May 27, 2004

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