Creamy whole wheat pasta with chicken

Creamy whole wheat pasta with chicken

178 ratings

Sabine, mother and dedicated cook


„Comfort food at its finest. And the best thing is - my kids love it as well.“

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
1
onion
300 ml
heavy cream
1 pinch
nutmeg
vegetable oil for frying
salt
pepper
Metric
Imperial
  • 200 g penne (whole-wheat)
  • 200 g chicken breast
  • 400 g broccoli
  • 1  onion
  • 300 ml heavy cream
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • salt
  • pepper

Utensils

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

Enjoy with

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Nutrition per serving

Cal
799
Protein
45g
Fat
30g
Carb
82g

Step 1/6

Peel onion and chop finely. Cut broccoli into small florets. Cut chicken breast into bite-sized pieces.
  • 1 onion
  • 400 broccoli
  • 200 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 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.
  • 1 pinch 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.