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Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Pasta

This Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Pasta is a dish that is packed with cheesy, rich flavor, loaded with chicken and broccoli. It's prepared all in the same pot to ensure each bite is tasty and easy to whip up in a flash! One pot and only 30 minutes is all you require to make this incredibly delicious dish!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 minute meals, cheesy chicken broccoli pasta, chicken pasta recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 476kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound chicken breasts boneless and skinless cut into small bite size pieces
  • ½ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon pepper or to taste
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 8 ounce pasta uncooked, such as penne, shells, rigatoni, etc.
  • 1 cup chicken broth low sodium
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cup broccoli cut into small florets, 1 head of broccoli
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded


  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Add the chicken breasts to the skillet and season them with salt and pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and starts to lightly brown.
  • Add the onions, garlic and cook for another 2 minutes until the onions softens a little bit.
  • Add the pasta, chicken broth, milk and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down to low, stir, cover the pot/skillet and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the pasta cooks through.
  • Uncover the pot and stir in the broccoli. Continue cooking for a couple more minutes until all the liquid evaporates. Stir in the nutmeg and cheddar cheese. Taste for seasoning and adjust with salt and pepper if needed.
  • Serve while warm.


This dish can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 - 5 days. You can freeze this dish for up to 3 months in an airtight container. To reheat just remove the dish from its airtight container and place in a baking dish covered with aluminum foil and bake at 350 F degrees till reheated through, around 20 - 30 minutes.


Calories: 476kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 576mg | Potassium: 673mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 720IU | Vitamin C: 29.9mg | Calcium: 397mg | Iron: 1.4mg