Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Chicken & Broccoli Pasta

  • 1lb pasta shape of your choice (I like penne rigate, with the ridges)
  • 3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3/4" cubes
  • 3 garlic cloves, diced or pressed
  • 2 handfuls frozen chopped broccoli
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • parmesan cheese
  1. Put water on to boil for pasta. Once you have a rolling boil, add pasta.
  2. In deep, 10-12" skillet, place approximately 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil (enough to coat entire bottom of pan). Add garlic to oil.
  3. Add chicken, and brown thoroughly.
  4. Remove pasta from water about 1 minute before it's completely cooked. Add pasta to skillet with chicken, oil, & garlic.
  5. Add frozen broccoli to skillet. Cook for about 3-4 minutes, until broccoli is warmed throughout, stirring frequently.
  6. If dish seems dry, and more oil & toss to coat.
  7. Garnish with parmesan (or other grated) cheese, salt & pepper to taste.