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438
Calories 
55g
Carbs 
13g
Fat 
42g
Protein 
9
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(11 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

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.

Prep Time

Chicken, Ziti, Broccoli…(well spaghetti)

6
Prep Time: 
Cook Time: 
Total Time: 

Ingredients

4
  • 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
19%
Saturated Fat 3g
15%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 68mg
22%
Sodium 357mg
16%
Total Carbohydrate 55g
18%
Dietary Fiber 9g
35%
Sugars 6g
Protein 42g

Directions

  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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    Average: 5 (1 vote)

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