5 INGREDIENT CHICKEN & PASTA

This is a recipe I made up a few years and one of my favorites. The simplicity of it makes it so nice and easy but the fact that it is so flavorful is what makes it such a winner for me. Basically, all you need is a couple boneless chicken breasts, a head of broccoli, some thin spaghetti, olive oil and seasoned salt. Honestly, we just dish it right out into bowls as with the protein, veggie and carb in there, it makes a one dish meal that is super satisfying. 
Yum  

I have not bought regular pasta in years. Pasta is only used a few times a month in our house but when I do make it, I only use the whole wheat or whole grain that has at least 4 grams of fiber per serving. Some people say they can tell the difference in a traditional white pasta vs whole wheat but we don't notice. In fact, I think it has a nuttier, heavier flavor and fills you up quicker. 

Ingredients

2-3 Boneless Chicken Breasts, cut into bite size pieces
1 head broccoli, cut into bite size florets
1/2 box thin, whole wheat spaghetti
1 Tablespoon Seasoned Salt
Olive Oil 

Directions

Cook spaghetti as directed and drain in colander, mix with about a Tablespoon of olive oil to keep moist. Pour a couple Tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet and cook the chicken over medium heat until just done but beginning to brown. Turn to a low simmer. Cook broccoli in microwave in a covered dish with a little water til just tender, about 5 minutes, drain and pour broccoli in skillet. Add spaghetti to skillet and toss with Seasoned salt.

 This is also yummy and takes on an Asian flare if you add a little soy sauce to it. 



Verdict from the fam last night: "Very, Very Good!" 2 Very's...it has to be good!
I find that this is one of those dishes that is even tastier as a leftover in the next day or two. Enjoy!
xoxo
"A cookbook is only as good as its poorest recipe."
~Julia Child

27 comments:

  1. I love easy recipes like this for weeknight meals and of course anything with pasta and I'm sold!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. Oh! From one carb queen to another!! Can't wait to try this, Andrea! And I haven't bought "regular" pasta in a while, either. I use the whole wheat/whole grain, too. Have you seen the spaghetti squash? I've been wanting to try that, but it just looks like too much darn work! Ha! I'm just a pasta box and throw it in some water kinda girl!

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    1. Hey sweets! I have not tried the spaghetti squash! I've heard if you don't do it right, it turns to mush, that'd be be! Lol!! I hope you have one terrific Tuesday awesome lady! ;-)

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  3. Love this- and the broccoli is a great + healthy touch! :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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    1. Thanks dear, good way to sneak in the greens! Have an awesome day!!

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  4. This looks so yummy! And a a great way to get broccoli in - we struggle with green veggies {other than salad} sometimes!

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    1. Thank you, we struggle with green veggies too and tend to get in a green bean rut! :-) This is really flavorful and makes a great left over lunch!! Have a gorgeous day!

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  5. love how easy this is! now, I just need to get my hubby to eat broccoli!

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  6. This does look amazing, can't wait to try!

    Laura
    www.24-7style.com

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    1. So easy and even better heated up as a leftover when you don't feel like cooking :-)

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  7. Thank you for sharing Andrea! Chris would really enjoy this!! :-) I hope that you had a lovely weekend and that you have a great day today too!! :-)

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    1. Thank you sweetheart! It is so easy and flavorful!! Have a most wonderful day!

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  8. This looks so good and easy to make.

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    1. Very flavorful Mree and easy as can be!! :-)

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  9. YUMMMMM this would be the perfect weeknight dish :-D

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    1. Thank you! Yes, it's perfect when you want something quick yet hearty and loaded with flavor!

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  10. This looks SO yummy! And it looks to be quick and easy too! Love that you used whole wheat pasta, that's my very favorite -- much healthier and more filling! Happy Tuesday!

    xo, Rachel
    www.ablondesmoment.com

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    1. Rachel, you're so good!! I wish more people would jump on the whole wheat bandwagon. Happy Tuesday back at cha girl.

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  11. Oh how I have a weakness for pasta!!!! There aren't many pastas that I meet and don't like hehe. This one sounds like an easy winner! I like wheat noodles and brown rice so much better than white noodles and white rice. Not even a question!

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  12. Mmmm! This looks so yummy! I'll have to make it soon.

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/

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  13. I'm so damn hungry right now. That's what I get for being a kindergartener and eating lunch at 11 prompt ha. This looks great! PS have you tried Dreamfields pasta? It's JUST like regular pasta (no weird color/texture) but the kicker is that it has 65% less carbs! It's in a black box and I know Publix has it :) Usually 3/$5 also!

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  14. Chicken and pasta together - perfection. Will definitely give this recipe a try!

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  15. Yum! I love simple recipes and this sounds right up my alley!

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  16. I love quick and easy recipes like this! #foodpornthursdays

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  17. Looks like an awesome easy meal! This is deff a recipe my family would love! #foodpornthursdays

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  18. I know I have tried this with rice, but noodles is a good idea too. Thanks for the idea and inspiration and for linking up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me" last week.
    Rachel xo
    Garay Treasures

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  19. I want to thank you for giving me a fabulous idea for dinner tomorrow night! I have everything but the broccoli and can just make a run to the store for that! The other two ingredients I have as leftovers in the fridge! Woot woot! Thanks for linking up with us at #foodpornthursdays.

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