Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This recipe is a simple, fast, one dish meal,yet elegant enough for company dinners. Just add a green salad and some garlic bread. I make this whenever I have some leftover chicken breasts.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot with boiling salted water cook pasta according to directions until al dente.
  2. Drain.
  3. Meanwhile, blanch broccoli florets in a medium size saucepan for 2 minutes.
  4. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking.
  5. In large saute pan add the minced garlic and pesto sauce and olive oil, cooking over medium high heat for for 2 minutes.
  6. Add the chopped tomatoes, broccoli, cooked chicken, salt and pepper and red pepper flakes.
  7. Stir to mix well and until heated.
  8. Add cooked pasta to saute pan and stir to blend.
  9. Add Parmesan cheese, fresh chopped basil and serve warm.


Most Helpful

This was about the yummiest thing I've ever made. Husband and four year old loved it too. We didn't use the red pepper flakes, and I used frozen broccoli and probably had more than half a pound. Magnificent! Thank you!

Willowmist March 26, 2004

This has it all: quick, simple, tasty, and fairly healthy too! I added some diced fresh red capsicum (bell pepper) with the garlic as I didn't have the things to make a salad. The broccoli was easily added to the pasta pot in the last few minutes to save washing another pot, and I cooked the diced chicken in the pan before removing and starting the garlic, etc. Definitely a keeper!

westivan October 16, 2008

This was a good recipe. For my family, I will make a couple of adjustments next time. I will use less pasta and once I get everything except the parmesan mixed, I plan on putting it in a 13x9 baking dish. I will sprinkle the parmesan on top and bake for 15-20 min at 350. Thanks for a keeper.

etully November 14, 2005

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