If you are looking for an easy dinner idea this One Pot Chicken Broccoli Pasta meal will be great! Chicken Breast, Broccoli, Bow tie Pasta flavored up with Parmesan Cheese. Super simple meal made in just one skillet.
One Pot Chicken Broccoli Pasta
Making meals during the week when everyone is coming and going can sometimes be a challenge. I have made our Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos and also our Slow Cooker Meatloaf that the family loves just one to many times this past month, ha ha. The family was asking (ok… maybe begging) for a new dish. Having a quick and easy no mess meal just seems perfect. This One Pot Chicken Broccoli Pasta worked out great for our busy evening dinner this past week. The whole dish cooked in one skillet (no extra dishes to clean) in about 30 minutes time.
I have held out quite awhile on making these special one pot meals. The concept seems believable but I was a bit worried on how well everything cooked all in the same pan. To my surprise these one pot meals will become a staple around our home.
The chicken tasted wonderful, the broccoli cooked up well as well as did the pasta. The flavors from the onion, red pepper and Parmesan cheese all blended so well.
2 tbsp Olive Oil
1 medium Onion, diced
1 1/2 lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
1 tbsp minced Garlic
1/4 tsp Crushed Red Pepper
1/2 tsp Basil
8 oz Bow Tie Pasta
10 oz Frozen Broccoli, thawed (you could also use Fresh)
1 1/2 cup Chicken Broth
2 1/2 cup Water
1/3 cup Milk
1/2 cup Grated Parmesan
Salt and Pepper to taste
Cut chicken into 1/2-1″ pieces.
Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in large skillet over medium.
Add chicken, salt and pepper and sautee until chicken is no longer pink.
Remove chicken to bowl.
Add remaining oil, red pepper, basil, onion and garlic to skillet.
Sautee until onion is transparent.
Add chicken broth and 2 cups of water to pan.
Bring to a boil add pasta.
Reduce heat to low and cover.
Cook for about 12 minutes until pasta is nearly done.
Add in broccoli and remaining 1/2 cup water and continue cooking covered another 3-4 minutes on low, or until broccoli and pasta are both tender.
Stir in Parmesan and milk.
Add chicken back and simmer uncovered until sauce thickens.