Easy to make and extremely flavorful Penne Pasta with Blackened Chicken and Broccoli.
In an earlier Post, I shared with you how quick and easy it is to sauté chicken breasts and the endless possibilities with it. This Penne Pasta with Blackened Chicken and Broccoli is one possibility that is quick and easy. My children really enjoy it. As a mom, I appreciate the fact they are eating their broccoli and asking for seconds.
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Ingredients for Penne Pasta with Blackened Chicken and Broccoli –
- 2 large boneless chicken breasts
- 3 cups Penne pasta (dry pasta) (for a healthy dish try a whole wheat pasta)
- 5 teaspoons of Blackening seasoning (2 tsp to season chicken before sautéing and 3 tsp to add the heavy cream)
- I make this dish often and use a different seasoning almost every time. Try adding Blackening, Cajun, Southwestern, or your favorite seasoning.
- 1 -1/2 cups heavy cream
- 1-1/2 ups half and half
- 1 pound broccoli, steamed and chopped into bite size pieces
Season the chicken well with 1 teaspoon of Blackening seasoning on each side of the raw chicken. Place the chicken in a large skillet with a couple of tablespoons of oil. To cook the chicken faster, I slice the chicken in half lengthwise. If you start with 2 chicken breasts, you will now have 4 chicken breasts which are much thinner.
For moister chicken, remove from pan when the chicken reaches 165 degrees. The chicken will continue to cook, reach 170 degrees, while it rests. Chop the chicken into bite size pieces.
The skillet will have crumbs (goodies) left in the pan. Pour 2 cups of heavy cream in the skillet. Scrape all the goodies off the bottom and sides of the pan. Add 3 teaspoons of Blackening seasoning into the cream. Add the chopped chicken back into the skillet.
Steam 1 pound (16 ounces) of broccoli. Remove from the pot and chop into bite size pieces. Add the broccoli into the cream.
Next, cook the pasta as directed on the package. Add the cooked pasta into the skillet with the cream, chicken, and broccoli. Mix together, until well coated.
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