Creamy whole wheat pasta with chicken

Based on 339 ratings

Difficulty

Easy 👌
30
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-2+
200 g penne (whole-wheat)
200 g chicken breast
400 g broccoli
onion
300 ml heavy cream
¼ tsp nutmeg
vegetable oil for frying
salt
pepper
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • cutting board
  • knife
  • large saucepan
  • sieve
  • frying pan
  • cooking spoon
  • pasta tongs

Nutrition per serving

Cal
799
Protein
45 g
Fat
30 g
Carb
82 g
  • Step 1/6

    Peel onion and chop finely. Cut broccoli into small florets. Cut chicken breast into bite-sized pieces.
    • onion
    • 400 g broccoli
    • 200 g chicken breast
    • cutting board
    • knife

    Peel onion and chop finely. Cut broccoli into small florets. Cut chicken breast into bite-sized pieces.

  • Step 2/6

    Cook pasta in plenty of salted boiling water, according to package instructions, for approx. 8 – 10 min. until al dente. Drain, save some of the pasta water and set aside.
    • 200 g penne
    • salt
    • large saucepan
    • sieve

    Cook pasta in plenty of salted boiling water, according to package instructions, for approx. 8 – 10 min. until al dente. Drain, save some of the pasta water and set aside.

  • Step 3/6

    Meanwhile, in another pot, blanch broccoli in salted boiling water for approx. 2 – 3 min. Drain and set aside.
    • large saucepan
    • sieve

    Meanwhile, in another pot, blanch broccoli in salted boiling water for approx. 2 – 3 min. Drain and set aside.

  • Step 4/6

    Season chicken breast with salt and pepper. Sear meat in a hot frying pan with a little vegetable oil for approx. 4 – 5 min. per side. Add onions and sauté until translucent. Add broccoli and continue to sauté.
    • salt
    • pepper
    • vegetable oil for frying
    • frying pan
    • cooking spoon

    Season chicken breast with salt and pepper. Sear meat in a hot frying pan with a little vegetable oil for approx. 4 – 5 min. per side. Add onions and sauté until translucent. Add broccoli and continue to sauté.

  • Step 5/6

    Now, stir in heavy cream, add some of the pasta water, and boil down to a thick sauce for about 5 – 7 min.
    • 300 ml heavy cream

    Now, stir in heavy cream, add some of the pasta water, and boil down to a thick sauce for about 5 – 7 min.

  • Step 6/6

    Season sauce with some nutmeg and salt and pepper. Toss pasta briefly in the sauce and serve in deep plates.
    • ¼ tsp nutmeg
    • salt
    • pepper
    • pasta tongs

    Season sauce with some nutmeg and salt and pepper. Toss pasta briefly in the sauce and serve in deep plates.