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One Pot Chicken Broccoli Pasta

Lean chicken breast, healthy broccoli, fiber filled whole wheat pasta, and extra cheese makes this dinner satisfying and a family favorite!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 489 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb Chicken Breast 2 cups chopped
  • 2 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 3 ½ cups Chicken Broth Low Sodium
  • 3 cups Chopped Broccoli 2 heads
  • ½ cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 teaspoon Dry Mustard
  • 1 lb Pasta Any variety
  • 2 cups Shredded Cheddar
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Wash the broccoli and chop it into bite sized pieces. Set that aside.
  • In a large pan that has a fitted lid, add the olive oil and chopped chicken breast. Season with salt and pepper. Sauté for 5 minutes until the chicken breasts pieces are browned.
  • Add the chicken broth, heavy cream, and dry mustard to the pan. Stir everything to combine and season again with salt and pepper.
  • Add the pasta to the pan, lower the heat to medium, and stir so most of the pasta is submerged. Cover for five minutes.
  • After five minutes, add the broccoli to the pan and cover again for four more minutes.
  • Add the cheddar to the pan and stir until the cheddar is completely melted. Top with more cheddar if you would like and serve immediately.

Notes

  • Frozen broccoli can be substituted for fresh broccoli
  • Do not overcook the chicken when you are sautéing it.  It will cook for another 10 minutes when the pasta is cooking.
  • If you don't have heavy cream, whole milk can be substituted, or you can leave it out and increase the amount of chicken broth.

Nutrition

Calories: 489kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 28gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 86mgSodium: 638mgPotassium: 567mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 733IUVitamin C: 38mgCalcium: 251mgIron: 2mg
Keyword One Pot Chicken and Broccoli Pasta, One Pot Chicken Broccoli Pasta
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