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45 minutes
4 servings
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dairy-free
(?)
Has dairy from:
butter
heavy cream
milk (2%)
mozzarella cheese (whole milk)
gluten-free
(?)
Has gluten from:
penne (dry)
kid friendly
has meat
(?)
Has meat from:
chicken breast
has pasta
(?)
Has pasta from:
penne (dry)
has seafood
mediterranean
vegan
(?)
Not vegan due to:
penne (dry)
butter
chicken breast
heavy cream
milk (2%)
mozzarella cheese (whole milk)
vegetarian
(?)
Not vegetarian due to:
chicken breast
pescetarian
paleo
(?)
Not paleo due to:
penne (dry)
milk (2%)
mozzarella cheese (whole milk)
This recipe has no customizations.
 
INGREDIENTS
Amount
Measure
Ingredient
 
1
head
cut into florets.
 
8
ounces, weight
can substitute brown rice penne for a gluten free option.
 
1
tbsp
 
1
tbsp
 
1 1/2
lbs
 
4
cloves
minced.
 
1
cup
 
1
cup
Can use any type (dairy, dairy free).
 
1 1/4
cups
can use jack cheese if preferred. Shredded.
 
 
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PREPARATION
1.
Cut broccoli into small florets. Cook in boiling water for 5 minutes, drain well.
2.
Cook pasta al dente, drain. (Al dente instructions should be on the box).
COOKING THE CHICKEN
3.
In a large skillet heat olive oil and butter on medium-high heat (until hot but not smoking) and saute chicken breast (seasoned generously with salt and pepper on both sides) for about 5 minutes on each side. Remove the skillet from heat, cover with the lid, and let the chicken rest, off heat, covered, until chicken is no longer pink in the center and cooked through. Remove chicken from the pan. Cut chicken into bite-size pieces.
4.
Add minced garlic to the same skillet and cook it in chicken juices and oil remaining in the pan, scraping up the chicken bits from the bottom of the pan, on medium heat for about 30 seconds until garlic is fragrant, making sure to avoid burning. Add cooked and sliced broccoli and mix in with garlic. Remove from the pan.
TO MAKE CREAMY SAUCE
5.
In the same skillet heat up 1 cup of heavy cream until it boils. Immediately add the cheese and stir until melted and nice and creamy. Reduce heat to medium-low, and slowly, in small portions, add milk, constantly stirring, simmering, until nice and creamy consistency is reached.
6.
Add cooked pasta to the creamy sauce, then add broccoli. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Top with sliced, cooked chicken.
 
THIS RECIPE CAN BE CUSTOMIZED
1.
Make it Gluten Free!
 
A gluten-free variant of this recipe can be made. Just substitute gluten-free penne (dry) for penne (dry).
2.
Make it Dairy Free!
 
A partially dairy-free variant of this recipe can be made to reduce the amount of dairy. Just substitute Earth Balance Natural Buttery Stick for butter.
3.
Make it Wheat Free!
 
A wheat-free variant of this recipe can be made. Just substitute gluten-free penne (dry) for penne (dry).
 
NUTRITION
This recipe has the following nutrient totals:
Calories 886
Protein 59.9 g
Carbohydrates 91.7 g
Iron 0.33 mg
Fiber 12.9 g
Calcium 280 mg
(plus many more nutrients)
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