Chicken and Broccoli Spaghetti

Chicken and Broccoli Spaghetti

Pinit

Herb was never one of those kids that you had to force to eat his broccoli. For some wonderful reason, he actually really likes vegetables, especially BROCCOLI, which seems to be the nemesis of many children. So it was no surprise to me when he wanted to fix us this recipe, which is full of healthy broccoli! (Sister Spice would NOT eat this!)

I like broccoli too, though probably not as much as Herb. I find that Parmesan cheese goes very well with broccoli, and I can eat just straight up steamed broccoli with a bit of Parmesan sprinkled on top! With this recipe, you can garnish your garlic-y chicken and broccoli with as much Parmesan as your heart desires. For me, that was quite a bit!

This recipe is sort of similar to Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo, though without the sauce, which makes it a lot healthier.

Chicken and Broccoli Spaghetti

 

Chicken and Broccoli Spaghetti

Recipe adapted from allrecipes.com

Recipe Ingredients

  • 13-oz package spaghetti pasta
  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 Tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 cup of chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 bags of steamable broccoli florets
  • 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice and lime juice
  • Parmesan cheese

Recipe Directions

Fix pasta per package directions. Steam broccoli bags in the microwave for half of the time stated on the bag.

In a large pan, add olive oil and cubed chicken.  Cook on medium heat until cooked through. Remove from pan.

In the same pan, combine the broth, basil, salt, pepper, garlic, and broccoli and heat to a boil.  Turn the heat down to low, cover and cook for 3 minutes or until broccoli is tender.  Add cooked pasta, lemon, and lime juice, and chicken.  Toss together and serve with Parmesan cheese.

We give this recipe 4 out of 5 herbs!  Easy and delicious!

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Pinit


Chicken and Broccoli Spaghetti
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Recipe type: Main Dish, Date Night
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 13-oz package spaghetti
  • 2 chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 Tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 cup of chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 bags of steamable broccoli florets
  • 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice and lime juice
  • Several tablespoons Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta per package directions.
  2. Steam broccoli in microwave for half of the time stated on the bag.
  3. In a large pan, add olive oil and cubed chicken. Cook over medium heat until brown.
  4. Combine the broth, basil, salt, pepper, garlic, and broccoli in a skillet and heat to a boil. Cover and cook over low heat for 3 minutes or until broccoli is tender.
  5. Add pasta, lemon, and lime juice, and chicken.
  6. Toss together and serve with Parmesan cheese.

 


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