Chiccoli and Broc broc

It's really just chicken rigatoni and broccoli, but my lovely wife called it this one time and it stuck :)

Chiccoli and Broc broc

Photo by Jason R.

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  • 2

    lb Chicken breast or tenderloins

  • 2-3

    lb Broccoli crowns

  • 1

    cup fresh Garlic, minced (usually ends up being a 1-1.5 heads of garlic)

  • 1

    box Rigatoni

  • 1

    tbsp butter or substitute

  • Olive oil

  • 1-2

    cups Parmesan cheese, fresh or store bought (I have found that the Kraft Parm cheese gives a good taste but will make the whole dish drier than freshly grated, really depends on taste)

  • Large skillet w/ cover

  • pot to cook pasta


Prep Cut chicken into small pieces, typically 1/2 to 3/4" squares mince garlic combine chicken and garlic in large bowl cut broccoli into pieces Cooking heat a large skillet with olive oil on med-high heat, once up to temp add chicken and garlic simmer until chicken is cooked most of the way through and garlic has reduced add broccoli on top of chicken and cover, reduce heat to med cook until broccoli is tender, stirring occasionally to mix olive oil and garlic together with the broccoli and chicken add 1/2-1 cup cheese to skillet, mix thoroughly cook pasta until just before al dente drain water and return pasta to pot add 1 butter to pot and mix thoroughly until pasta is coated, sprinkle cheese and mix again combine pasta and chicken, etc. in either the skillet or pot and allow to sit, i usually let it sit for 15-20 minutes top off individual servings with remaining cheese, enjoy


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