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Easy 20 minute Pesto Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Layla

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 onion minced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 chicken breasts sliced into ½ inch strips
  • 1 cup light cream or half and half
  • 1/4 grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup pesto
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper or to taste
  • 4 cups aldente pasta drained (appx)
  • 1 cup broccoli florets frozen or fresh

Instructions

  1. Begin by cooking the pasta in a large pot according to package directions. Add the broccoli into the pasta pot 1 minute before turning off the heat. Drain, set aside.

  2. While the pasta is cooking, Pour 1 tablespoon oil into a large pan. Add the onion and cook for 3-4 minute or until golden. Add the garlic and cook for just a few seconds then add the sliced chicken. Season with salt & pepper and cook the chicken for 5-7 minute or until browned.

  3. Add the parmesan, cream, pesto, and salt & pepper. Simmer mixture for 2-3 minutes. Add the cooked pasta and broccoli. Stir until fully combined. Simmer for another 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and garnish with more parmesan. Enjoy!