Penne with Chicken and Broccoli

Penne with Chicken and Broccoli

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  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    45 m
Recipe by  Barilla

“A simple, satisfying meal that's ready fast. Broccoli, onion, and chicken combine with penne in an extra virgin olive oil and garlic sauce, for a quick dinner the whole family will love it.”

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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  1. Bring 4 to 6 quarts of water to boil. Add broccoli; cook until tender, but still firm. Remove broccoli with slotted spoon; set aside.
  2. Return water to boil. Cook Penne according to package directions; drain, reserving 1 cup cooking water. Return Penne to pot.
  3. Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and onion; saute 3 to 4 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Add chicken; cook until no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Stir in broccoli and salt; cook until broccoli is broken down but still green, stirring occasionally.
  4. ADD hot Penne and reserved cooking water to broccoli mixture. Add cheese; toss. Serve immediately on individual dishes; top with pepper, to taste.

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I made this tonight for supper. it was very good, even made with frozen broccoli (I cooked in it the boiling water for about 3 minutes) I added the cooked broccoli to the pan with the cooked chicken, onion and garlic and set it off the heat while the pasta is cooking. This kept the broccoli nice and crisp the way I like it. The reserved water helped the grated cheese melt into a sauce. It semed to be needed. I used more grated cheese than was called for in the recipe and I used a Parmesan/Romano mix (what I had on hand).Next time I will add more onions. This was quick and tasty (and healthy to boot) and I usually will have all the ingredients on hand.



I thought this was quite good, but I don't think the extra cup of water is needed. I preferred it without, since there was not much to make that water into "sauce" you just had watery pasta!



I finally got a chance to try out this recipe and we absolutely loved it. My son actually asked for seconds. I too omitted the extra water from my recipe and it came out just fine. I cooked my broccoli in salted water and then removed it, cooked the pasta in the same water and then mixed the pasta, broccoli and cooked chicken together (I wanted to keep my broccoli firm). It came out great. I have enough left over for tonights dinner and maybe even for tomorrows lunch. I am already thinking about substituting shrimp for the chicken next time to mix it up. This is definitely a keeper.

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Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 371 cal
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 9.6 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs
  • 49.9 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 23.5 g
  • 47%
  • Cholesterol
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 234 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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