Xakk's Lemon Broccoli Pasta with Chicken

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 8 mins

I wrote this recipe for my friend Xakk, who loves his broccoli almost as much as he loves his partner, Liz. This is a solo meal for him, or with a side dish of fresh fruit, a light lunch for two.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the chicken breast in a non-stick frying pan, 4 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
  2. Allow to cool slightly and then dice.
  3. While the chicken is cooking, place the Broccoli and the Pasta in 2 quarts of salted boiling water, reduce heat to a simmer and cook for about 6 to 8 minutes or until the broccoli is fork tender.
  4. Place oil, the juice from one lemon, garlic and pepper into a shallow dish and stir.
  5. Drain the broccoli and pasta and add to the dish and toss.
  6. Add chicken and toss again.


Most Helpful

We love this recipe! We use frozen pre-marinated, seasoned chicken breasts, which gives it some extra spice. We've made it several times and are experimenting with the garlic to find the perfect not-too-hot amount (and making sure to mix it WELL so no one gets a big bite of garlic!). As per Bill's suggestion, we especially like this dish served with a side of fresh watermelon chunks.

wickedliz September 29, 2002

Great, easy-to-make meal that easily doubled to serve the 2 of us! I did use previously baked chicken breasts (well-seasoned with lemon pepper), then followed the recipe pretty much, though used a large clove of garlic & left out the black pepper! Thanks for posting your recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Healthy Choices]

Sydney Mike February 24, 2009

Very easy to make. It needed a little something for my taste though. I think I'll marinate the chicken in Italian seasonings next time. I will make this again.

Kannwilson January 04, 2004

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