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Chicken Penne Broccoli Pasta

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: bake, broccoli, chicken, penne pasta
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 599kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound chicken breast
  • 8 ounce penne pasta, dry
  • 4 cup broccoli, florets
  • 2 tablespoon butter, unsalted
  • 2 tablespoon flour, all-purpose
  • 2 cup milk
  • 1 ounce Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, ground

Serve With

  • 3 medium orange
  • 1 medium pomegranate

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400° F.
  • Place chicken in an oven-safe dish and bake about 20 minutes until middle is cooked through and no longer pink. Remove from oven and chop into bite-sized pieces.
  • While chicken is baking, begin making pasta according to the package directions.
  • Chop broccoli and add to the noodles during the last 3 minutes of cooking. When both are cooked to al dente, drain and set aside.
  • Heat a small saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add butter to hot pan and allow to melt. Add the flour and stir until smooth and thick, then slowly add milk, continually stirring to make a thick white sauce.
  • Add Parmesan to sauce and stir until melted. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Peel oranges and cut wedges in half; remove arils from pomegranate. Mix together in a small dish.
  • Add chicken and sauce to the broccoli and pasta; toss to combine and coat. Serve with fruit on the side.

Nutrition

Calories: 599kcal | Carbohydrates: 86g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 369mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 19g