Cheesy Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli

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Cheesy Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli myfavoritepastime.comI don’t know about you, but broccoli is one of my most favourite veggies. I can eat it in any form and never really get tired of it. I always find ways to add it to food or make it as a side. Fortunately, for me, my kids also love it, even as a pizza topping. The weather is slowly turning into teens (centigrade), by the end of this week. I am all smiles and more smiles. Have a wonderful week!

Cheesy Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli

Cheesy Pasta with Broccoli and Chicken

Preparation time: 20 minutes; Cooking time: 30 minutes; Serves: 4-6


  • 400g  short pasta of your choice
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 cup whipping (35%) cream
  • 150g mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 2-3 cups diced, boiled or rotisserie chicken
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Grated Parmesan cheese to top


  1. Boil pasta in plenty of salted water as per packet instructions. In the last 3-4 minutes add broccoli. Remove pasta and broccoli, and drain. Reserve ½ cup pasta water.
  2. Meanwhile heat olive oil and add onions and garlic and cook until soft (do not brown).
  3. Add cream and heat until piping hot, then add cheese and heat slowly until melted. Season to taste. Add chicken and heat till hot then toss in drained pasta and broccoli (if too thick add some reserved pasta water). Serve hot.
  4. You can sprinkle some Parmesan cheese on top, if you like. 

Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

29 thoughts

  1. I’m with you, broccoli is one of my favorites vegetables. My brother and I grew up loving it and now all three boys love it. This would be a perfect dish for them too, pasta and cheese and broccoli. It’s all their favorites!

  2. This recipe is perfect for us! My new adopted son LOVES broccoli – can’t get enough of it so we’ll definitely be making this soon. Thanks Liz!

  3. I made similar pasta recipe to this only with pesto sauce and added some veggies besides broccoli. It’s a meal by itself and so delicious. Your version is so simple and yet looks so appetizing. It makes me want to cook for tomorrow’s dinner. Yum! ❤

      1. Oops, I hit the Send button too soon. I owe them a meal, so this will be tried out then. I also sent the recipe to my Canadian niece and she’ll be using it soon.

  4. This sounds like a meal I would love, Liz! Broccoli is one of my favorite vegetables, too. I love the cheese sauce. Thanks for sharing your recipe. I’m so glad your weather is warming up! Ours has just been great lately as well.

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