Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Broccoli Garlic & Chicken Penne

Yesterday I hadn't done my shopping or menu planning for the week yet, had taken two kids to the dentist and came home with 20 minutes and no ideas for dinner. I remembered this dish and 30 minutes later we were sitting at the table eating. I absolutely love this meal. It is SO easy, healthy and it is so wonderfully delicious and I almost always have all the ingredients on hand.

Broccoli Garlic & Chicken Penne
1 cup Chicken Broth
1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups broccoli florets
4 1/2 cups penne pasta , cooked and drained
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 rotisserie chicken, shredded or 2 cups chicken breast, cooked and shredded
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Heat the broth, basil, pepper, garlic and broccoli in a large skillet to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook until the broccoli is tender-crisp.
Add the pasta, lemon juice, and chicken and toss to coat. Sprinkle the pasta mixture with the cheese.