Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli Recipe

This didn't turn out as saucy and creamy as I would have liked. I think I added in too much pasta. This is one of the occasional drawbacks of not measuring.

olive oil
1 lb chicken breast tenderloin strips
1/4 onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 t dried basil, rubbed
1/2 t dried oregano, rubbed
1 1/2 cups frozen broccoli florets
1 cup canned diced tomatoes
1/2 cup heavy cream
salt and ground pepper to taste
2 cups pasta, cooked according to package and drained (reserve about 1/4 cup cooking liquid as necessary), returned to hot cooking pot (I used Vermicelli)
freshly grated Parmesan blend cheese

Heat oil in a large deep frying pan over medium heat. Saute onion about 5 minutes. Add chicken, basil and oregano and cook another 5 minutes or so, or til chicken is starting to brown.

Stir in broccoli, tomatoes, cream, and salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer; reduce heat to medium low. Simmer about 10 minutes or til broccoli is cooked and sauce is slightly thickened.

Toss chicken and sauce mixture with hot pasta.

I served the pasta garnished with cheese.


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