224 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 69
  • 4 star values: 93
  • 3 star values: 39
  • 2 star values: 17
  • 1 star values: 6

Boneless chicken and broccoli make a delicious pairing in a tomato-garlic sauce. Use your favorite shaped pasta - penne and shells work well.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • In a large skillet over medium heat, warm oil and add chicken; cook until slightly brown. Add onion and garlic to cook for about 5 minutes or until garlic is golden and onions are translucent.

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  • Add tomatoes, broccoli, salt, pepper and oregano; stir well and bring to a boil. Cover and turn down heat to simmer for about 10 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender; drain and add back into pot. Pour chicken sauce into pot and mix well.

  • Add basil and toss well; top with Parmesan cheese. Serve.

Nutrition Facts

368 calories; 7.7 g total fat; 34 mg cholesterol; 296 mg sodium. 51 g carbohydrates; 23.5 g protein; Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2003
I used chicken broth to cook the chicken onion and garlic in and skipped the cheese so it was very low-fat. I also added more onion and garlic and a heaping teaspoon of both oregano flakes and basil flakes. My husband and I both thought it was terrific!
(94)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/05/2006
This recipe was bad! I double the recipe and followed the recipe exactly and is was way to bland fo my liking. Will not make again!
(7)
224 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 69
  • 4 star values: 93
  • 3 star values: 39
  • 2 star values: 17
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 4 stars
01/29/2004
I agree that this recipe needed something. I prepared it by browning the chicken then added the onions and lots of garlic cooked it until the onions were soft then added the brocolli and 1/2 cup of chicken broth. (The chicken broth helps take away the natural bitterness of the brocolli). I then added a 24 oz. can of crushed tomatoes basil oregano parmesan cheese and a cup of dry red wine. I then let it simmer for 30 minutes and tossed with rigatoni. Turned out very well and I would definitely make it again!
(195)
Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2003
I used chicken broth to cook the chicken onion and garlic in and skipped the cheese so it was very low-fat. I also added more onion and garlic and a heaping teaspoon of both oregano flakes and basil flakes. My husband and I both thought it was terrific!
(94)
Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2005
Very good! I added extra garlic (5 cloves) one large onion a tsp of oregano and some canned mild green chilies (drained). I also added a fresh yellow pepper from the garden which added a nice flavor. I didn't have fresh broccoli but the frozen worked great. This recipe is not for people who like thick tomato sauces but the end result is a very flavorful fresh-tasting dish.
(49)
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Rating: 4 stars
05/12/2005
Pretty good! I took the advice of others and added more chicken more garlic and more onion. I also let it simmer for 20 minutes or so. One thing I did wrong...I added the broccoli too early and it lost it's pretty color. Next time (and there WILL be a next time) I'll wait until I'm almost ready to serve in order to not overcook the broccoli.
(20)
Rating: 4 stars
07/08/2009
light meal. I added mushrooms and i broiled fresh tomatoes instead of canned ones.
(15)
Rating: 3 stars
01/18/2008
This is the first dish that i made with my boyfriend. We loved it the first time and then on the second time we made it we decided to add seasoned diced tomatoes from DelMonte. We used a full can of green chiles and only half a can of Basil Oregano and Garlic it gave the dish that extra kick that it needed.
(13)
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Rating: 4 stars
03/29/2011
My Boyfriend and I enjoyed this! Instead of regular penne pasta I used whole wheat penne. In addition I used scallions instead of regular onions and I added a chicken boullion and minced garlic........ This dish was very tasty and definitely NOT bland. To begin I cut the peices into 1 inch peices as the directions stated BUT I seasoned the peices of chicken with a little goya adobo a little garlic salt and paprika. In addition the chicken boulion that I added gave the sauce a great flavor!
(11)
Rating: 3 stars
05/16/2013
I think this recipe is falling into the "bland" abyss because there is no binding agent to help create a "cohesiveness" amongst all the ingredients. The sauce noodles and chicken all slide around together but never create a "dish". Healthy doesn't have to mean taste-free. I would make a pesto from almonds (Or purchased lol) and add that right after cooking but while hot. You don't need to add a ton like a sauce just enough to boost flavor and make the ingredients "marry". You'd be boosting the protein adding a "good" fat and better nutrients as well. Secondly I would add grated carrots to the mix. The carrots will add a pleasant sweet to compliment the savory. Carrots also help to cut the acidity of the tomatoes. It's a good basic foundation it just needs some personality. Don't give up on it yet:)
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2012
Pretty good and simple to make. I liked the broccoli.
(9)