Chicken, Broccoli and Fusilli in Garlic Cream Sauce

August 3, 2012 by momadvice

Tossing some corkscrew pasta in cream sauce with some broccoli, you can create a complete meal in just a few minutes.


preparation time
1 mins

cook time




5 cup broccoli florets about 1 large bunch

1 pounds fusilli or corkscrew pasta such as whole-wheat rotini

2 tablespoons olive oil

3 tablespoons garlic chopped, about 8 cloves or 3 tablespoons jarred minced garlic

3 large chicken breast halves skinless, boneless, cut into half-inch strips

1 cup dry white wine

1 cup chicken broth low salt

1 cup half and half

0.5 cup parmesan cheese grated


Step 1

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the pasta to the water. Cook as directed, adding broccoli florets to cook with the pasta for the last four minutes.

Step 2

Meanwhile, heat oil in large heavy skillet over high heat. Add garlic and chicken and sauté until chicken is just cooked through, about 3 minutes.

Step 3

Remove chicken. To the same pan, add wine, broth and half & half and boil until sauce thickens slightly, about 8 minutes.

Step 4

Add pasta, broccoli, chicken and cheese to sauce and toss until mixture is heated through and coated evenly with sauce.


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