Typical of me, before I left for work this morning, I laid some chicken breasts out to thaw while I was at work without a clue of what I was going to do them. So, I took to one of my favorite simple recipe site, Kraft, to find something that my family would enjoy. I also needed it to be quick, easy, and required few ingredients. I made a few changes from the original recipe to suit my family. For example, I substituted whole grain pasta for rice.
Lemon Broccoli Chicken Pasta
2 cups whole grain pasta, uncooked (I used Penne)
2 cups chicken stock
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
2 cloves garlic, minced
1tub (10 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Original Cooking Creme
16 oz frozen broccoli florets, thawed
Zest of 1 lemon
Salt and Pepper, to taste
In a medium sauce pan, combine 4 cups water and 2 cups chicken stock. Bring to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions, likely about 8-10 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken, garlic and pepper. Cook 5 to 6 minutes, or until chicken is done, stirring frequently.
Add cooking creme and broccoli. Cook and stir 2 min.
Once pasta is cooked, add to chicken mixture. Stir to combine. Add lemon zest and stir.
**Recipe Inspiration: Kraft Recipes
This was a quick and easy recipe! Perfect for a weeknight dinner!