Easy Cheesy Broccoli Chicken Pasta (One-Pot Meal!)

You’ll enjoy the comforting flavors of this Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Pasta, which is perfect for a relaxing dinner on a weeknight.

This dish is sure to have everyone coming back for seconds after they try it with its

Easy Cheesy Broccoli Chicken Pasta!
Yield: 4 servings

Easy Cheesy Broccoli Chicken Pasta!

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup yellow onion (about half an onion), diced (white or red onion works great too)
  • 2 cloves garlic (approx. 1 Tbsp.), minced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups water
  • 16 oz pasta shells
  • 4 cups broccoli florets (approx. one head of broccoli) (frozen broccoli works too, just add a few minutes of cooking time if using frozen)
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne powder
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. In a large kettle/pot, heat olive oil on medium heat.
  2. Add diced chicken breasts, season with salt and pepper, and
    allow the chicken to brown on one side.
  3. Flip chicken, then add onions and garlic as the second side
    browns.
  4. Once the chicken has browned on both sides, add chicken broth,
    water, and pasta to the pot.
  5. Stir all ingredients, cover the pot with a lid, and bring to a
    boil. When it begins to boil, uncover and stir. Bring the heat to low, stir,
    then cover and let simmer for 20 minutes.
  6. After 20 minutes, uncover and add broccoli. Stir continually as
    the broccoli steams until the rest of the liquid evaporates.
  7. Add milk and cheddar cheese, and stir until the cheese melts and
    you have a smooth cheese sauce.
  8. Add salt and pepper (to taste), cayenne, and nutmeg. Stir once
    more, then serve and Enjoy!
 creamy sauce and tender chicken.

It’s time to treat yourself to some ultra-rich, creamy, and sensational flavor with these Cheesy Chicken & Broccoli Shells! This dish is loaded with tender chicken, broccoli, and cheese, making it perfect for any occasion!

I can’t get over how delicious and flavorful this recipe is! I highly recommend it! Besides being award winning, this is a dish that everyone loves and doesn’t want to stop eating!

With a salad and crusty garlic bread to accompany this delicious meal, you can’t go wrong!

 Alternatively, if you aren’t a fan of broccoli, you can substitute spinach for it, which is just as delicious!

In addition to being easy enough to make for the entire family as a weeknight meal, it is also fancy enough to serve to guests.

Having leftovers for lunch the following day is also a great way to use up those leftovers! During the leftover reheating process, add a few teaspoons of milk to reactivate the sauce in your dish.  

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