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Penne with Chicken and Broccoli

Penne with Chicken and Broccoli

"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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45 m servings 371 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 371 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 9.6 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 49.9g
  • 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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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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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  1. 32 Ratings

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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 ...

Most helpful critical review

We liked it well enough but next time I will double the amount of chicken and use only 3/4# of the pasta.

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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 ...

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 past...

This recipe is amazing. It's delicious just the way it is--I won't even cook it without the recipe, because I don't want it to change. We first made this dinner to celebrate our first anniversar...

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 m...

I really liked this one a lot. I agree with the prior reviewers, too much pasta. I used about 3/4 of what was in the recipe, but in the future will cut it in half. I grilled the chicken then ...

If you like a sauce this is not for you. it was a very light garlic flavor that i really enjoyed. i added a little extra cheese. after boiling the broccoli and then sauteing it in the pan it jus...

Could never get my twelve year old to year pasta before until I tried this recipe. She just loves it!!!

My fussy 14 year old daughter even loved this. Only change: more garlic. It gets lost when you mix it with the penne. I used 6 cloves. 8+ would suit it better. But GREAT. My whole family says th...

Great recipe!! Simple and tasty. I didn't let the repeated instructions stop me from trying this recipe, I winged it based on previous experience. A few changes I made to bump up the flavor: 1)I...