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Chicken & Broccoli Pesto Pasta

Creamy chicken broccoli pesto pasta Source: pxhere

I normally have pasta, cream cheese, and chicken on hand, and it's easy to keep frozen broccoli around to make this easy meal.


Ingredients

  • 8–12 ounces pasta (any shape)
  • 16 ounces fresh or frozen broccoli florets
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken meat, diced
  • 1/3 cup basil pesto
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 4 ounces cream cheese

Source: Budget Bytes

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Notes

If I don't have chicken broth, milk works too.

Instructions

  1. Boil water for pasta, then add your pasta and broccoli.
  2. Meanwhile, saute the chicken in a skillet with the olive oil. When it's cooked through, add the pesto, cream cheese, and chicken broth. Stir and bring back to a summer to cook down the sauce.
  3. Drain the pasta and broccoli once they're done and return to the pot. Add in the chicken and sauce mixture, and stir to coat.