Cheesy Chicken Bacon Broccoli Pasta Recipe

Jane Kaylie

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@Recipesnfoodcom

This pasta honestly has so much going for it. It’s like an ultra-creamy, cheesy broccoli soup with bacon, chicken, and pasta. Seriously what on earth could be better?? Cheesy. Bacon. Pasta. Need I say more??


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Serves:

6

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients

8 oz
on, cut into bite sized pieces
1 lb
boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
2 c
diced onion (about 1 onion)
4 c
broccoli florets, chopped into bite sized pieces
2 c
low sodium chicken broth
1 oz
can tomatoes and green chiles
8 oz
(about 3 cups) penne pasta
1 c
(about 3 cups) penne pasta

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large pot with high sides, or a dutch oven, cook bacon over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until browned and crispy, about 5-7 minutes. Remove to a plate with a slotted spoon.
2
Season chicken with salt and pepper to taste. In the same pot with the bacon grease, arrange the chicken in a single layer. -
3
Cook for 5 minutes until golden and browned, flipping once halfway through. Remove with a slotted spoon to the plate with the bacon.
4
If necessary, remove all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon grease from the pan. Increase heat to high, add the onions and broccoli, and cook until the onions are golden and brown, about 5-7 minutes.
5
Decrease heat to low, add garlic and stir to combine until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Remove all the veggies to the plate with the chicken and bacon.
6
Add the chicken, bacon, and veggies back into the pot and stir to combine until heated through, 1-2 minutes. Turn off the heat, add the cheese and stir until smooth and melted. Serve and enjoy! -

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetable Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: For Kids