A delicious bowl of creamy chicken and broccoli pasta is coming right up! This pasta with chicken and broccoli is smothered in a bed of delicious creamy goodness! Not to mention all the protein that this recipe has to offer. Chicken, bacon, and some yummy broccoli. Let’s get to making this meal!

Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Pasta
Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

Grocery store list for chicken and broccoli pasta

I will start by saying the great thing about this meal is the simplicity of the ingredients. You may even have some of the items in your refrigerator already! In addition, this meal only takes about 30 minutes to create.

Ingredients for chicken and broccoli pasta

Penne Pasta

Heavy Whipping Cream

Butter

Chicken Breast or Boneless Chicken Thighs

Bacon(optional)

Broccoli (Fresh or Frozen) I used fresh.

Chicken and broccoli pasta
Chicken and broccoli pasta

Minced Garlic

Cream Cheese

Mozzarella Cheese

Grated Parmesan Cheese

Salt

Pepper

Creole Seasoning

Garlic Powder

Olive Oil

Different variations

The main thing I love about this creamy chicken and broccoli pasta recipe is that it can be done in many ways.

  1. You don’t have to use meat.
  • You can substitute chicken for shrimp or any other type of meat.
  • If you don’t like to use chicken breast due to the toughness, you can choose to use boneless chicken thighs.
  • You can use salmon as well!

The possibilities are endless in this pasta with chicken and broccoli! One thing I will say is to add a bit more excitement to this one-pot meal. This meal taste quite like the chicken and broccoli pasta Cheesecake Factory creates.

Chicken and broccoli pasta

How to cook creamy chicken and broccoli pasta?

When cooking this chicken and broccoli pasta. I started by cleaning my meat. In addition, you want to go ahead and begin boiling your pasta until al dente. I also like to cook my bacon during this time as well. Next, I began cutting my chicken breast into bite-sized pieces.

The next step would be to season your meat thoroughly. Add your chicken to the preheated pot with about a tablespoon of olive oil. Once the chicken is cooked, remove it from the pan and set it to the side. Now we are going to build our delicious sauce. To your preheated pot, add your butter.

Once the butter has melted, add in garlic and heavy whipping cream. Begin to wisp the ingredients. Now, add in your cheese (wisp until it begins to dissolve). Lastly, add your chicken and broccoli to the pan, then season to taste and stir well. That’s it.

Note: I would like to add that the bacon step is completely optional, but it adds a ton of flavor to this chicken and broccoli pasta.

Tips For Storing

You can use food storage containers to store. Once you are ready to enjoy this dish again, you will only need to pop an oven-safe dish in the microwave for 1 minute and enjoy. I will say that the sauce absorbs the food well after it’s been refrigerated, but it will still taste great!

If you enjoyed this creamy chicken and broccoli pasta recipe, you should check out my shrimp and lobster Alfredo.

Well, until next time, folks!

Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

How To Make Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

A delicious bowl of creamy chicken and broccoli pasta is coming right up! This pasta with chicken and broccoli is smothered in a bed of delicious creamy goodness!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6 People

Ingredients

  • 2 LB Chicken Breast or Boneless Chicken Thighs
  • 1 LB Penne Pasta
  • 1 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 4 Slices Bacon Optional(Cooked)
  • 1 Head of Broccoli Fresh or Frozen I used fresh.
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Creole Seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon Grated Parmesan Cheese

Creamy Sauce

  • 1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 4 Tablespoon Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 Cup Mozzarella Cheese
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese
  • Salt and pepper To Taste

Instructions

  • Boil your noodles and sit to the side
    1 LB Penne Pasta
  • Cut your broccoli into pieces and sit to the side
    1 Head of Broccoli
  • Cook bacon and sit to the side
    4 Slices Bacon
  • Clean and cut your chicken into bite-sized pieces
    2 LB Chicken Breast or Boneless Chicken Thighs
  • Add chicken to a bowl(season and mix well)
    1 Teaspoon Pepper, 1 Teaspoon Salt, 1 Tablespoon Creole Seasoning, 1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • Preheat your saucepan to medium-high
  • Add in oil
    1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • Once hot, add in your chicken and allow to cook for 10 minutes or until done (occasionally stirring)
  • Take your chicken out and sit to the side
  • Add in butter, once melted, add in your garlic, and cream
    1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream, 4 Tablespoon Butter, 1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic
  • Wisp the ingredients well
  • Add in your cheese(wisp until it begins to dissolve)
    8 oz Cream Cheese, 1/2 Cup Mozzarella Cheese
  • Add your chicken and broccoli back into the pan
  • Season to taste then stir well
    Salt and pepper
  • Top with bacon and Parmesan cheese
    1 Tablespoon Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Enjoy

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