Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

Chicken and Broccoli Pasta


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About this recipe: Boneless chicken and broccoli make a delicious pairing in a tomato-garlic sauce. Use your favorite shaped pasta - penne and shells work well.

Gloria McShane

Serves: 8 

  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) olive oil
  • 500g skinless, boneless chicken breast halves,cut into 2.5cm pieces
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2, 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pinch dried oregano
  • 500g dry penne pasta
  • 1/4 cup fresh Italian basil leaves, cut into thin strips
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. In a large frying pan over medium heat, heat oil and add chicken Fry until slightly brown on both sides.
  2. Add onion and garlic. cook for about 5 minutes or until garlic is golden and onions are transparent.
  3. Add tomatoes, broccoli, salt, pepper and oregano. Stir well and bring to a boil. Cover and turn down heat to simmer for about 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain and add back into saucepan. Pour in chicken sauce into and mix well.
  5. Add basil and toss well. Top with Parmesan cheese. Serve.

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