"A mixture of pasta, broccoli, pesto, tomatoes and cheese that is practically a meal in itself, especially with the cooked chicken. Great served with crusty bread or a tossed salad. Try using bow tie pasta for an added variation!" — Joanne
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fresh broccoli florets
grated Parmesan cheese
boneless chicken breast halves, cooked and chopped
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
So tastey!! We loved this pasta!! I cubed the chicken before cooking it, and then I cooked it in a frying pan with a little olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic powder which gave the chicken a nice flavor.
I suggest starting the boiling water right away like the recipe says. I waited a little while and forgot how long it does take for water to boil, and then you can time it so the pasta is done at the same time as the sauce.
I followed other reviewers' suggestions and added a third tablespoon of pesto and that seemed like a great amount. We love tomatoes so next time I would add more. GREAT recipe!
Good, but I was expecting a little more flavor. I increased the pesto to 3 tbsp. but it could have used 4 or more. Also, I would have liked more tomatoes. Black olives or red onion might have zipped it up a little more...May try again with some of these alterations.
My husband and I LOVE this recipe. It reminds me of the Penne with Broccoli entree at Pasta Bravo Restaurant but with the pesto kick. I also add sundried tomatoes and a little extra pesto. This recipe serves 3-4 adults, not 6!
I used more vegetables than the recipe called for. I used a head of broccoli, a bunch of asparagus, an onion, sundried tomatoes, and roasted red peppers (cheated and used jarred ones). It was EXCELLENT. Trick is I think to add pesto and olive oil to your taste. Fresh herbs also improve this dish tremendously. A hand ful of fresh basil. Thanks I will make this again
What a wonderful use of kitchen staples. My 4 and 5 yr olds loved the dish, even went for seconds. It was a good mix of vegetables, noodles and spice for family dinners. I nearly doubled the pesto, and increased the garlic as well. I cooked the pesto mix first, then used the pan to grill chicken breast; while I blanched the broccoli in the micro. This will be a wonderful repeat!
I was in the mood for a dish with pasta, chicken, and broccoli without a heavy cream sauce and this did the trick. I am not s huge pesto fan, but it went well with this recipe. I agree to add more pesto- I also thought you could double the amount of broccoli and triple the amount of tomatoes. I added more veggies than required, but I still thought it could use more. I also used the "corkscew" pasta which I thought would go better.
I Enjoyed this Recipe. I Did Add White Wine, Onion, Garlic, Left Out The Tomatoes, And Used Red Bell Pepper. Was Nice Change, Thank You
Great meal and easy to fix. Husband liked it too! I did add another Tbs of pesto and a little more olive oil b/c it was dry w/out adding some. Also added add'l 1/2-1 cup of fresh tomatoes.
Will make again!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Pasta, Broccoli and Chicken
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 192
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