Chicken, Ziti, Broccoli…(well spaghetti) - Slender Kitchen

Chicken, Ziti, Broccoli…(well spaghetti)

Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(11 PointsPlus®)

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Sometimes I don’t know where my head goes. Honestly. In a trip to the grocery store to pick up a couple of ingredients I needed for this recipe, namely ziti and some Asiago cheese, I somehow came home with no ziti literally, somewhere between getting in the car to go and buy ziti to make chicken, ziti, broccoli and getting to the store, located a long 2 minutes from my apartment, I forgot to buy the key ingredient. So we ended up with chicken, spaghetti, broccoli doesn’t have the same catchy name, but still warm and delicious. Think of it as a light lemony alfredo yum. On other quick note about this recipe, it is surprisingly a one pot meal and really easy to make.

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Chicken, Ziti, Broccoli…(well spaghetti)

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  • 8 oz. high fiber pasta
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into small chunks
  • 4 U garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 U onion, diced
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 2 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flake
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • salt and pepper

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
2 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 438
Calories from Fat 110
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g
Saturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 68mg
Sodium 357mg
Total Carbohydrate 55g
Dietary Fiber 9g
Sugars 6g
Protein 42g


  1. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat up the olive oil (and some extra cooking spray if needed) in a large saute pan and cook the chicken until it is lightly browned and just cooked. Set aside in a separate bowl. Be careful not to overcook the chicken, a little underdone is ok, or the chicken will end up rubbery.
  2. In the same saute pan, add the onion and cook for 5-7 minutes until it begins to become translucent. Add the garlic and cook another minute or two until fragrant.
  3. Add in whatever pasta you are using and 2 cups of the chicken broth, red pepper, and basil. Bring to a boil and then simmer until the water is almost completely absorbed and pasta is close to cooked about 8 minutes.
  4. Add in the broccoli and the additional 1/2 cup of chicken broth. Cover and let simmer for about 4 minutes until broccoli is bright green.
  5. Add in the chicken, milk, cheese, and lemon juice. Stir together and simmer for about 5 minutes until the sauce begins to thicken. Turn off and let the pasta sit for 2-3 minutes longer so the sauce can continue to thicken. Serve!
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  • Shadow Warrior's picture

    Average: 5 (1 vote)

    Hearty and healthy, thoroughly enjoyed
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