Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

July 27, 2010

in Recipes

Cooking dinner around here is never easy. I rarely find a meal that all four of us like and want to eat. Plus, I am not a chicken person. Most of the time, I think chicken is too dry. However, trying to make more budget friendly and healthy recipes means we can’t have red meat and seafood every night. In my desperation to find a chicken recipe that tastes good, is healthy, and it also super simple, I came up with this.

prep time 15 min

total time 25 min

makes 6 servings, 2-1/2 cups each

What You Need


8 oz. (1/2 of 16-oz. pkg.) spaghetti, uncooked

1/2 cup  Zesty Italian Dressing

4 cloves Garlic, minced

1 lb.  Boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips

4 cups frozen Broccoli florets

1 1/2 cup  chopped tomatoes

1 cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, divided

Make It
COOK spaghetti as directed on package.
MEANWHILE, heat dressing and garlic in large nonstick skillet on medium heat.

Add chicken and broccoli; toss to coat.

Cook and stir 5 to 7 min. or until chicken is cooked through. Stir in tomatoes and 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese. Cook 1 to 2 min or until cheese is melted, stirring occasionally.
DRAIN spaghetti; place on serving plate. Top with chicken mixture, remaining mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese (if desired).

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{ 4 comments }

carol July 27, 2010 at 3:56 pm

Looks yummy. A good recipe for my family, too.

Pat Foster July 27, 2010 at 5:00 pm

When my kids lived at home we had a weekly dinner that I called chicken/fish. This was because my son and husband both refused to eat chicken, and my daughter refused to eat fish.
So I would actually cook 2 main dishes, but try to make the toppings/sauces/presentation as similar as possible.
Mostly I miss the kids (they are grown up) but not when I think of all the work involved in meals like that.

Lindsey July 27, 2010 at 5:18 pm

I have made two different dinner for way too long. I’m doing my best to try to make just one now. 🙂

Mandi July 27, 2010 at 8:28 pm

Oh man that looks delicious!! I am planning to buy a whole chicken this week and need ideas for what to do with the extra meat! I’ll bookmark this page! Thanks!!
I’m sorry it took me so long to visit from TRDC! It’s been a crazy few days around here! But I’m so glad I finally visited!!!

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