Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

This recipe for Chicken and Broccoli pasta has a wonderful taste and is loaded with heart healthy broccoli which also makes it very filling. 

Slmmmed Down Chicken and Broccoli Pasta - easy and delcious

Printable Recipe:  Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

I have recently discovered the delights of using Knorr side dishes to make delicious, and fast dinner entree recipes.   They taste great and I can alter the ingredients to slim them down to suit my New Year’s desire to get more healthy.

I lightened it up by using skim milk and low fat sour cream, and I baked the bacon to reduce the fat by a huge amount.

Start by baking the bacon in the oven on a rack. Remove, and place on paper towels (although baking it means almost no grease.)

baked baconPlace the chicken breasts in a non stick pan and cook about 5 minutes on each side until cooked through and slightly browned.  Set aside and keep warm.

cooked chickenAdd a package of Knorr Pasta Sides – Chicken and Broccoli flavor to the frying pan and add 1 1/2 cups of water and 1/2 cup of skim milk. 

Knorr pasta sidesBring to a boil and then reduce the heat to medium and continue cooking for  minutes.

thickened pasta sauceStir in the broccoli florets and cook another 2 minutes.

add broccoli to panStir in the low fat sour cream, combine well,  and continue cooking for about 2 more minutes.

add the sour creamReturn the chicken to the pan, coat with the sauce and cook another minute.

return the chicken to the panServe by placing the pasta and broccoli on a plate. Top with the chicken and garnish with crumbled bacon and spring onions.Slimmed Down Chicken and Broccoli PastaThis dish is perfect for busy week nights. It is done in about 30 minutes, including baking the bacon in the oven.  Serve with a tossed salad and enjoy!

Slimmed Down Chicken and Broccoli PastaFor another Fast Knorr recipe, see my Chicken Alfredo with Spinach and Tomato main course dish.

Yield: 4 servings

Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

Knorr pasta sides turns ordinary chicken breasts into a creamy and delicious pasta dish.

Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg Knorr Pasta sides - Chicken and Broccoli
  • 2 slices of bacon
  • 16 ounces of chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • 2 cups of broccoli florets
  • 1 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup of skim milk
  • 1 spring onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup of fat free sour cream

Instructions

  1. Start by baking the bacon in the oven on a rack. Remove, and place on paper towels.
  2. Place the chicken breasts in a non stick pan and cook about 5 minutes on each side until cooked through and slightly browned. Set aside and keep warm.
  3. Add a package of Knorr Pasta Sides - Chicken and Broccoli flavor to the frying pan and add 1 1/2 cups of water and 1/2 cup of skim milk.
  4. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to medium and continue cooking for 15 minutes.
  5. Stir in the broccoli florets and cook another 2 minutes.
  6. Stir in the low fat sour cream, combine well, and continue cooking for about 2 more minutes.
  7. Return the chicken to the pan, coat with the sauce and cook another minute.
  8. Serve by placing the pasta and broccoli on a plate. Top with the chicken and garnish with crumbled bacon and spring onions.
  9. Serve with a tossed salad and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 367 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 114mg Sodium: 377mg Carbohydrates: 23g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 4g Protein: 46g
Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.
 

 

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