Xakk's Lemon Broccoli Pasta with Chicken

READY IN: 13mins
Recipe by Bill Hilbrich

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.

Top Review by wickedliz

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.

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.

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