Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

    Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

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    40min


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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.

    Ingredients
    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

    Directions
    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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