Chicken and Broccoli-Parmesan Pasta

By Ms. Lizz

Chicken with broccoli in a light sauce that will keep the family coming back for more.

Chicken and Broccoli-Parmesan Pasta
  • 8 ounces dried whole wheat or multigrain penne pasta (about 2 1/2 cups)

  • 3 cups fresh broccoli, cut into florets

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces

  • 1 teaspoon adobo seasoning

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise

  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons shaved Parmesan cheese

  1. In a Dutch oven cook pasta according to package directions, adding broccoli for the last 5 minutes of cooking. Drain well. Return to hot Dutch oven.

  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine chicken pieces and adobo seasoning; toss to coat. In a large skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook and stir for 30 seconds. Add chicken; cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink, stirring occasionally.

  3. Add chicken to drained pasta and broccoli in Dutch oven. Stir in mayonnaise and pepper. Cook over low heat until heated through, stirring occasionally.

  4. To serve, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

  5. *** You may use frozen broccoli instead of fresh.

Nutritional Facts

1 Serving
Calories 320 (Calories from Fat 90)
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 1 1/2g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 50mg
Sodium 380mg
Total Carbohydrate 33g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 3g
Protein 24g
Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 70%
Calcium 6%
Iron 15%
2 Starch
0 Other Carbohydrate
1/2 Vegetable
2 1/2 Very Lean Meat
1 Fat
Carbohydrate Choices


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