Chicken & Broccoli Penne

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 374.1
  • Total Fat: 3.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 65.7 mg
  • Sodium: 235.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 49.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.4 g
  • Protein: 37.4 g

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A healthier version of a familiar favorite A healthier version of a familiar favorite
Number of Servings: 4


    4 skinless, boneless chicken breast (about 1 lb), chopped into 1" cubes
    2 cups chopped broccoli
    2 cloves of garlic (or more if you like it), minced or pressed
    1 cup chicken broth (or veggie broth, or water, or white wine)
    1 cup plain fat free yogurt

    8 oz whole wheat penne

    Cooking spray


Fill a pot with water for the pasta, heat to boiling while saute-ing the veggies and chicken.

Spray a large frying pan with cooking spray. When it is hot, add garlic & cook about one minute, until soft.

Add chicken, cook, stirring often, until cooked on all sides, about 3-4 minutes.

Add broccoli, cook, stirring often, until crisp, about 2 or 3 minutes.

Add the broth, bring to a simmer, lower heat, cover, and cook about 10 minutes, until chicken is cooked through.

Cook the pasta according to package directions, usually about 9-12 minutes (which, coincidentally, is just as long as the chicken & broccoli cooks).

After the chicken is cooked through, add the yogurt to the sauce, and stir over very low heat until warmed through. DO NOT COOK THE YOGURT; it will get all clumpy.

Drain pasta and add to sauce.

Sever with parmesan if you like (parmesan calories not included in recipe)

Makes 4 servings

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user EMMAPALE.

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