Broccoli And Chicken Pasta Bake Recipe
What a great colorful food presentation with this broccoli and chicken pasta dish. Serve it with a fresh green salad.
1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 Tablespoon olive oil
3 cups penne pasta, uncooked
4 cups broccoli, washed and cut into small bites
1 Tablespoon butter
1 cup, cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 lb mozzarella cheese grated
6 to 8 baby tomatoes cut in halves
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
To prepare the chicken, use a large skillet and spoon in the olive oil.
Turn the burner to medium high. Place thee chicken chunks into the skillet and cook for 5-10 minutes or until nicely browned and no longer pink inside. Turn off and set aside.
Cook the pasta.
Put water in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Add the pasta, cover and simmer on medium low heat for 10 minutes or until pasta is tender.
Add the broccoli and cook covered, 5-7 minutes.
Drain the water out. Add the butter and stir in.
Do a taste test and add salt and pepper to taste.
Gently stir in the fried chicken chunks. Stir in the grated cheese.
Pour the contents into a buttered heat proof dish.
Add the tomato halves on the top.
Cover with aluminum foil bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes.