Garlic Pepper Chicken and Broccoli with Parmesan Pasta

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Broccoli, chicken and pasta.  Any meal I make with these three favorites is going to be a hit in this house.  Luckily, they’re also key ingredients for quick, weeknight meals.

For this recipe, I wanted to keep the flavors simple, but vibrant.  Black pepper is so common, we sometimes forget that it can stand on it’s own.  I didn’t want this to be too peppery for the kids, so I went a little lighter than if it had just been Jim and I eating.

Here’s what you’ll need to make Garlic Pepper Chicken and Broccoli with Parmesan Pasta.  (Keep reading to enter the giveaway!)  

Garlic Pepper Chicken and Broccoli with Parmesan Pasta (and Sam’s Club Card giveaway!)

Serves: 6-8 servings

  • 1½ lb. boneless chicken tenders
  • 4 Tbs. butter
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 packet chicken flavor boost
  • 1 - 1½ lbs. broccoli, cut
  • 1 lb. angel hair pasta
  • 1-2 cups cooking water from pasta
  • kosher salt to taste
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  1. Sprinkle chicken with black pepper.
  2. Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add garlic and chicken to skillet. Cook till chicken is done.
  4. While chicken cooks, steam broccoli and cook pasta in separate pans.
  5. Remove finished chicken from pan.
  6. Add chicken flavor boost packet and about 1 cup of pasta cooking water to skillet, scraping any browned bits from chicken into the sauce.
  7. Drain pasta and place back in pot.
  8. Toss pasta with contents from skillet and the broccoli.
  9. Season with kosher salt. Add extra pasta cooking water, if needed to keep it from being dry.
  10. Stir in Parmesan.
  11. Serve with chicken.

Compensation, giveaway prize, and product samples were received to share my honest opinion as
a Beneforté Broccoli Ambassador.


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  1. The last thing I made with broccoli was a rice/chicken/cheese casserole. The whole family will eat it!

  2. The last thing I cooked with Broccoli…chicken alfredo with broccoli (had to throw the veggie in somehow).

  3. Roasted broccoli, line cookie sheet with foil, preheat oven to 450, toss broccoli in bowl with olive oil, coarse salt & pepper, bake 20 mins. Delicious!

  4. Dawn Hogue says:

    The last recipe I made with broccoli was Curried Chicken with Broccoli Casserole. One of my favorites 🙂

  5. Cheryl Newton says:

    I can’t remember the last recipe I made that had broccoli in it. I do make plain steamed broccoli freqently, because even my picky-eater younger son will gobble that down.

  6. I put broccoli in our chicken spaghetti this weekend.

  7. Mac N Cheese with Broccoli.

  8. This recipe sounds great, love all the ingredients.

  9. Melanie C. says:

    This looks so yummy! I made steamed broccoli yesterday. I add some garlic salt and there is never any leftovers!

  10. The last thing I made with broccoli was a broccoli cole slaw salad to go with BBQ. It was delicious!

  11. In the summer I like to add broccoli to my pasta salads.

  12. Ive never cooked with broccoli, sounds crazy right? I cook 4-6 nights a week and never have used it lol … never too late to start though right?!

  13. Looks yummy!

  14. That would be just plain old steamed broccoli.

  15. Jen Bouchard says:

    The last recipe I made that used broccoli is broccoli cheddar soup, so yummy!

  16. Chicken and broccoli stir fry

  17. I use broccoli in my salads.

  18. We love broccoli and we eat it at least once or twice a week. I made a broccoli and cheese casserole with chicken, quinoa and brown rice for supper Monday.

  19. The last thing I made was broccoli casserole!!

  20. I’ve already shared this with my husband and we’re getting the ingredients tomorrow to make it for Saturday. It looks so good!!

  21. And the last recipe I made with broccoli was roasted broccoli. It’s one of my favorite side dishes.

  22. steamed broccoli for my toddler!

  23. I just made some oven-roasted broccoli last night!

  24. I made brocolli and cheese quinoa last night!

  25. Elizabeth says:

    I put broccoli shrimp in Ramen noodles for lunch!

  26. I made Chicken Broccoli Divan…

  27. barbara n says:

    I am making a broccoli cheddar quiche for Saturday morning breakfast with friends

  28. Jill Hartley says:

    I’m obsessed with broccoli and mushrooms now! I just made a homemade broccoli cheese soup.

  29. I usually just steam broccoli because I am the only one who will eat it.

  30. ANN-MARIE says:

    I love broccoli but it seems to lose its taste and also does not agree with me if I cook it!

  31. I can’t remember the last time I made something with broccoli. We eat it all the time steamed as a side dish but haven’t put it in anything. This recipe looks great and like something the kids will eat.

  32. The last thing I made with broccoli was a beef strip and broccoli stir fry.

  33. kathy pilato says:

    What’s the last recipe you made with broccoli?

    I made this cold, summer salad that had broccoli, bacon, and raisins in it. Great to bring to a picnic!

  34. Karen Chaffin says:

    I made a broccoli, rice, and cheese casserole.

  35. Margie Huddleston says:

    I use broccoli in soups, and a lot in stir fry. It’s great roasted, too. Honestly, there is no wrong way to eat it! 🙂

  36. Julie Turner says:

    The last recipe I made with broccoli was grilled chicken and steamed broccoli with lemon pepper seasoning.

  37. Last dish was tilapia with roasted broccoli

  38. The last broccoli dish I made was roasted broccoli with garlic and grated asiago cheese. Even my broccoli haters love this!

  39. Lana Alexander says:

    Ate it raw with ranch dip!!

  40. Tuna mac

  41. We usually just eat broccoli on its own. Don’t put it in many recipes.

  42. Love broccoli salad and make it often.

  43. I love steamed broccoli with a little lemon juice and parmesean cheese! YUM!

  44. Amy Martin says:

    Beef and Broccoli

  45. We eat broccoli with everything! Last was garlic chicken and pasta.

  46. Jessie C. says:

    Grilled chicken pizza with broccoli , mushroom on top.

  47. Last thing I made with broccoli, was my holiday broccoli casserole. But I have been wanting to roast some broccoli in the oven with olive oil and salt. 🙂

  48. I made a dish with stir fry veggies, cream of chicken soup, chicken breasts, and egg noodles…of course a little shredded cheddar cheese too!

  49. Andrea D. says:

    I made broccoli and cheese soup. I love broccoli and love to use it on the side. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  50. Emily Adams says:

    The last recipe I made with broccoli was Steak Stir-fry.

  51. I can’t wait to make this it has all my sons favorites in it.

  52. Michelle Wright says:

    Broccoli and rice. Love it!!!

  53. Charlotte Holtz says:

    Cheddar and Brocoli soup!! Yum!!

  54. I made broccoli cheese soup. Yum.

  55. Yum!

  56. Anonymous says:

    The last thing I made with broccoli was steak and baked potato. We have been very basic (boring) lately because of our diet.

  57. I have been raving to make broccoli cheese soup!! 🙂

  58. Gluten free sesame chicken.

  59. Pat Blinco says:

    I love trying new recipes & saving money.

  60. Chicken stir-fry.

  61. Beef & Broccoli stir fry

  62. We love beef and broccoli at our house.

  63. We have been pretty blahhh lately (diet since March) so the last thing that we made with broccoli was steak and baked potato.

  64. Last thing I made with Broccoli was Broccoli salad with bacon

  65. Brenda S. says:

    I can’t wait to try your recipe!!

  66. Cindi Brasher says:

    I made a pasta casserole last night that had broccoli, chicken, cheese, & ritz crackers on top.

  67. The last thing I made with broccoli was just fresh broccoli with ranch for my daycare kiddos! Surprisingly, it’s a favorite!

  68. Broccoli cheese soup

  69. Christine says:

    Cheesy Quinoa Broccoli Casserole

  70. I made Shrimp & Broccoli Alfredo several weeks ago, but I overcooked the shrimp:( I normally don’t, but I was having a bad day. Salmon & Broccoli Alfredo is on the menu this week.

  71. The last meal I made with broccoli was baked potatoes with cheesey chicken & broccoli! Super yummy!!

  72. Last thing I made with Broccoli was a tuna noodles’s a family recipe….

  73. Ann Vaughn says:

    Looks delish!

  74. Angela S. says:

    I can’t remember the last meal I made with broccoli. We usually eat it as a side. I will be making Broccoli Cheese Soup in the next week, though.

  75. Mary Finney says:

    I made a baked potato casserole with broccoli. It was delish!

  76. making a salad tonight!

  77. Becka Loach says:

    This recipe sounds really good. Who could go wrong with those ingredients? I made a turkey broccoli casserole recently with some leftover Christmas turkey. Thanks for posting the giveaway.

  78. I typically just steam fresh broccoli, I want to try roasting it soon!

  79. This looks great!

  80. Kathy Huffman says:

    I used some broccoli in a chefs salad I made last week. We are out now & my little store in my little town (a theme going on here!) hasn’t got any fresh enough for me to buy, hoping there will be some in my Bountiful Basket tomorrow! I hate most of the frozen broccoli, most of the time it is 3/4 stalk. My favorite veggie!

  81. I would love to win!

  82. The last thing I made with broccoli was stir fry. I generally do not like broccoli, but I ate all of it this time. It tasted really good :).

  83. Shannon Lea says:

    The last thing I cooked with broccoli was actually the Beneforte broccoli…love it! I roast it with olive oil and garlic.

  84. My family loves broccoli, pasta and chicken too

  85. Pasta with chicken & broccoli

  86. Today! I made cheesy broccoli rice casserole with ham. Put it in the freezer; sometimes you just need a last-minute, ready-to-bake meal.

  87. I roasted broccoli coli flower, shallots together @ 450 convection oven when finished i grated Romano cheese over the top…oh so delicious

  88. Hey Tiffany;
    Thank-You so much for posting this Yummy looking Chicken, Pasta, and Broccoli Recipe!!! I cant wait to try it!
    I used little bits of raw Broccoli and I made a Salad with other Veggies. I made a creamy Salad Dressing for it. It turned out really nice, with no leftovers!!!
    Healthy eatting, at its best! 🙂

  89. I made a shrimp and broccoli stir fry dish.

  90. Crystal M. says:

    The last broccoli recipe I made was roasted broccoli, cauliflower, & mushrooms. It was yummy!

  91. The last thing I made with broccoli was an alfredo style lasagna

  92. I made broccoli casserole, my kids favorite.

  93. Janice Woods says:

    The last thing I made with broccoli is a broccoli salad.

  94. I’m going to have to look for this at Sam’s Club. I have broccoli frequently since it’s one of my favorite veggies. I usually roast it with olive oil and garlic – yum!

  95. Chicken stirfry was the last thing I made with broccoli.

  96. Chicken & Broccoli Stir Fry

  97. I made a broccoli cheese casserole for Thanksgiving.

  98. Steva Spottswood says:

    Broccoli and rice n cheese casserole that we always have for the holidays. So nostagic!

  99. My favorite Lemon Chicken with rice and a side of steamed broccoli. It’s one of our favorite meals.

  100. The last thing I made with broccoli was cream of broccoli soup and it was delicious! 🙂

  101. baked potatoes w/ broccoli on top


  103. I usually serve broccoli as a side, not in a dish.

  104. I made simple broccoli and penne with olive oil. black pepper, balsamic vinegar and herb goat cheese. I served it with Rosemary bread. It was so yummy! My 3 kids and I loved it.

  105. The last recipe I made with broccoli was garlic tilapia with a veggie medley

  106. Anna Mansfield says:

    I love to win the gift card. Thanks for all the new recipes I’ve discovered 🙂

  107. Debbie Bishop says:

    I made a shrimp and broccoli pasta dish for our this week. We really like broccoli!

  108. Last night! I made chicken alfredo with broccoli

  109. Stefanie Gladden ( Ann Lyfe ) says:

    broccoli casserole! my fav!!

  110. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    broccoli and cheese stuffed in red tomatoes was the last recipe i made with broccoli

  111. Thomas Murphy says:

    I make chicken, zita and broccoli

  112. the last thing I made was cheesy potato and broccoli soup

  113. Susan McKeever says:

    Looks quick and easy form dinner on a cold winter night.

  114. Love this recipe–has some of my favorite ingredients! The last thing I cooked with broccoli was an old fashioned, full of fat broccoli casserole for a family get-together.

  115. Broccoli Mac and Cheese

  116. We had broccoli in a salad recently. Exciting, I know 🙂

  117. I just tried a new recipe the other day Broccoli Cornbread. It was pretty yummy! 🙂

  118. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I made broccoli with cheese sauce for Christmas dinner!

  119. your chicken and broccoli stuffed shells. Super simple and freeze really well. I made four pans 🙂

  120. Cheese and broccoli casserole

  121. Making chicken soup with broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, corn, potatoes and rice for dinner tonight

  122. I used pasta with broccoli

  123. The last recipe I made with broccoli was Mongolian Beef in the slow cooker! I added broccoli at the end and it was DELICIOUS!

  124. The last recipe I made with broccoli was a steamed vegetable medley with carrots

  125. I used broccoli in a vegetable stir fry

  126. I’ve just recently started eating cooked broccoli with dishes, so I’m always looking for more recipes to try it in.

    So far my favorite way to eat it is steamed with a little garlic.

  127. The last broccoli recipe I made was a broccoli slaw salad with raisins and sunflower seeds. Thanks!

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