CHICKEN AND BROCCOLI PASTA RECIPES

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I do love an honest classic bowl of spaghetti with marinara, but, i really like to modify it up with a yummy white sauce every now then.

I wont to be really intimated by any dish that included making a white sauce. It’s more simple than you think! This chicken and broccoli pasta are some things you’ll want to feature to the menu!

CHICKEN AND BROCCOLI PASTA RECIPES
CHICKEN AND BROCCOLI PASTA RECIPES

I love pasta. My family loves pasta. So, we’ve pasta often during the month. It’s an honest thing that my kids love veggies to balance it all out!

I usually include some kind of chicken or sausage and add a couple of cooked vegetables. The recipe below involves steamed broccoli but, this is able to be really great with some sauteed green and red bell peppers! Ooohh, and add some mushrooms! Okay, now I’m getting hungry!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 4 Cups Broccoli Florets, steamed
  • 1 lb Orrecheitte Pasta or Rotini Pasta
  • For Sauce:
  • 3/4 cup butter, salted
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, Minced
  • 4 TBSP flour
  • 2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/8 tsp salt

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Cook pasta according to directions on package. Drain and set aside.
  2. For Chicken:
  3. In a large pan, heat olive oil over medium high heat.
  4. On a large plate mix together flour, salt, garlic powder and pepper. Dredge chicken breasts in flour mixture and shake off excess.
  5. Place in hot oil and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until chicken is cooked through.
  6. Remove from pan and place on a clean plate to rest.
  7. For Sauce:
  8. In a medium sauce pan, heat butter over medium high heat.
  9. Add in garlic and saute for 30 seconds.
  10. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  11. Pour in heavy cream, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Turn heat down to low and stir until cheese is melted and everything is heated through. Taste for seasoning.

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