Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

Easy and light tasting 1 pan pasta dinner

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pan cook three chicken breasts. While doing that bring water to boil and cook pasta for 9-10 minutes. When pasta has about 3 minutes left, toss in broccoli.
  2. Drain off pasta and broccoli and place in bowl; cut chicken into bit size pieces and toss into bowl with pasta.
  3. Pour olive oil, basil pesto and juice of one lemon into bowl and stir until pasta is coated thoroughly. Sprinkle fresh grated Parmesan cheese over top and serve.


Most Helpful

A friend from California brought me a dozen Meyer lemons (can't get them where I live), so I went looking for recipes to use them in. Had to futz with this one a bit to make it for two people: one chicken breast, half a box of angel hair pasta (our supermarket doesn't carry cappelletti), one bunch of broccoli (more than called for) and the full amount of sauce/cheese. Took the suggestion about cooking the chicken in garlic as well as butter. Delicious! Will be making this again soon, I'm sure -- as long as the lemons last!

l'ecole April 19, 2011

Fabulous -- especially if you cook the chicken in butter & garlic salt, and make a little pan sauce for it. I used way more brocolli, about 1/2 cup pesto sauce, and whole wheat pasta. DO NOT skip the lemon olive oil (if you can find it) or the Meyer lemon; they make this dish distinctive. YUM!

Laurie H. January 26, 2011

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