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Chicken and Broccoli Pasta with Garlic Cream Sauce

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken and broccoli pasta, chicken and pasta, garlic cream sauce
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • Deli roasted or left over grilled chicken
  • 1 Ib. orecchiette pasta
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cup of broccoli

Instructions

  1. Start by boiling the pasta and steaming the broccoli. ***save about 2 cups of the water from the pasta***
  2. While those are cooking dice the chicken, about 4 breasts per 1 Ib. of pasta.
  3. In a small sauce pan cook the 2 garlic cloves in the butter. And when pasta and broccoli are ready toss it in the skillet with the butter and add the chicken.
  4. In a small bowl add 1 cup of the saved pasta water with a 1 cup of sour cream. The starch from the water helps to thicken the sour cream and creates a sauce.
  5. Add the sauce to the skillet and mix until well combined.
  6. Salt and pepper to taste.
  7. garnish with parmesan cheese (optional)