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This chicken and broccoli pasta recipe is one of those easy dinner recipes you'll make again and again! It's ready in just 20 minutes!
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Chicken Broccoli Pasta

This chicken broccoli pasta is one of those fast and easy dinner recipes that your whole family will ask for again and again!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword easy pasta recipes, kid-friendly recipes, weeknight dinner recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 691kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Campanelle pasta
  • 1 head broccoli
  • 2 cups chopped or shredded cooked chicken
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup grated Gruyere cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Add the pasta to a large pot of boiling water. Set the timer for 7 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, rinse and chop the broccoli into bite sized florets. When the pasta has cooked for 7 minutes, add the broccoli to the pot and continue cooking for 3 minutes or until the pasta is al dente and the broccoli is bright green and tender crisp.
  • While the pasta is cooking, make the cheese sauce. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and continue whisking for 1 minute.
  • Whisk in the milk slowly. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until the sauce thickens, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the grated cheese until smooth and creamy.
  • Drain the pasta and broccoli and return to the pan. Stir in the chopped chicken. Top with the cheese sauce, stir to coat, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

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Notes

This recipe does not produce a ton of cheese sauce. The pasta, chicken, and broccoli will be lightly coated in sauce. If you like your pasta dishes more saucy, double the amount of cheese sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 691kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 134mg | Potassium: 727mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 970IU | Vitamin C: 90.8mg | Calcium: 269mg | Iron: 2.8mg