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Friday, July 5, 2013

Chicken & Broccoli Penne - Easy & Healthy

I am a Bzz Agent and received free product from Filippo Berio® to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Chicken and Broccoli Penne Recipe

I loved this recipe! It was very yummy, good for us, and there were very few dishes afterwards. Right up my alley! :D

What You Need:
1 pkg (13.25 oz) Whole Grain Penne
2 Tbsp salt
1 lb broccoli florets, coarsely chopped
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast; cubed
1/4 cup Filippo Berio® Extra Virgin Olive Oil
5 cloves of chopped garlic or 5 tsp minced garlic
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
salt & crushed red pepper flakes to taste

What You Do:
1. In large pot, bring 6 quarts of water to a boil. Add 2 tbsp salt to water.
2. Add pasta and broccoli and cook for 9 to 11 minutes. Before draining, retain 2 cups of the pasta cooking water.
3. Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat and add chicken, garlic, salt, and red pepper flakes. Saute until chicken is browned. Remove from heat.
4. In a large bowl, mix together drained pasta and broccoli, pasta cooking water, the browned chicken, and Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

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  1. This looks amazing! I will have to try it.

  2. Thanks for this! It looks yummy. :) I'll be making it for the boyfriend.

  3. Looks delicious! I love that it's easy to convert to gluten and dairy free for my family, thanks for sharing.

  4. Wow! I'd love to try this. Glad I dropped by. Thanks for sharing.Hugs!

  5. That does look pretty easy. Pinned - thanks!

  6. Wow, this looks really easy and delicious to make! I'm cooking dinner on Wednesday, so I'll definitely make this!

  7. This recipe looks delicious and easy to make! My family would enjoy this! We always cook with Filippo Berio Olive Oil!

  8. I like to cook a similar meal for my family.

  9. Thanks!! I am always looking for easy and good recipes for my family

  10. This looks great - and I love taht it doesn't have a ton of ingredients

  11. Yum! Love that you added broccoli.

    knickgirl_3 at yahoo dot com

  12. this sounds great - i have some penne pasta in the cabinet and broccolli in the freezer so....think i will be making this soon!

  13. This looks great. The broccoli adds so much color!

  14. Wow. my daughter would love this. I have made Penne with spinach but have to try it with broccoli

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

  15. I'm always on the lookout for easy and healthy recipes. Thanks for sharing this one it looks delicious...

  16. mmmm! This sounds like something I could get the whole family to eat...and thats saying a lot.Definitely going to work this one into my meal planning next week. Thanks!

  17. I'm always looking for new recipes to try! This looks delicious!

  18. Thank you for sharing this recipe. My husband would love it.

  19. love this easy and quick recipe. Penne pasta is one of my favorites to make, you can do so much with it

  20. Sounds great! Thanks for sharing! I love quick and easy healthy recipes!

  21. This is a very delicious and easy recipe to make for dinner. I love that it is so healthy. Thanks for sharing.

  22. This sounds so good! Definitely on my recipe list!

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  24. This is another recipe I like that seems easy enough for me to make for my kids. I will pin it now and try it.

  25. Marnie G (Derrick Todd)4/06/2015 05:09:00 AM

    I really like trying new easy and healthy recipes. I bet this would be good with shrimp instead of chicken too. Thanks!

  26. Yummo!! I love that its a garlic sauce without cream!! Im hooked on garlic lol!! The more the better!!


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