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chicken broccoli ziti - No Diets Allowed

Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 small sweet onion diced
  • 1 Tbs minced garlic
  • 2 14.5 oz canned organic diced tomatoes, 1 can drained and 1 can with juices
  • 4 cups fresh broccoli cut into florets
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbs Italian seasoning
  • 3 large chicken breasts thawed and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 lbs dry whole wheat or gluten-free brown rice penne pasta prepared according to package directions
  • 2 Tbs fresh grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, warm oil for 1 to 2 minutes. Add onion and garlic and cook for 3 to 4 minutes until garlic is golden and onions are translucent.
  2. Add tomatoes, broccoli, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning; stir well and bring to a boil. Add chicken. Turn down heat to simmer for about 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  3. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until tender; drain and add back into pot. Pour chicken sauce into pot and mix well.
  4. Top with Parmesan cheese. Serve.