Chicken (or not) w/ Broccoli and Ziti

Rosemarie Zub Recipe

By Rosemarie Zub rozemarie

I found this looking through some of my Aunts belongings of hand written recipes. Gave it a try and really LOVED IT!!The family gave this thumbs up!


Recipe Rating:
 1 Rating
Serves:
4
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

1/4 c
olive oil
2 large
boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips
3
garlic cloves , slivered
salt and ground pepper to taste
2 c
broccoli flowerets
1/2 lb
ziti, cooked
1/3 c
half and half or milk
1/2 c
fresh parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp
unsalted butter
dried red pepper flakes (optional)
1/4 c
pasta water as needed

Directions

1
Heat 1/4 cup of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sauté the chicken with the garlic, salt, and pepper until lightly browned.
Add the broccoli flowerets. Toss with the chicken. Cook and stir for 1 minute.
Add milk and ONLY 1/4 of the grated Parmesan cheese. Using high heat, quickly toss all ingredients until a nice milky sauce has formed (1-2 min.).
2
Cook ziti according to package directions. Drain, but do not rinse and reserve 1/4 cup of pasta water.
Toss the ziti with the butter. Add ziti to the chicken and broccoli and toss gently. Add the reserve pasta water as needed and toss again. Sprinkle with remaining grated Parmesan cheese, and red flakes. Serve.
3
NOTE: You can make this dish without the chicken, Just add a little of a vegetable stock when sautéing the garlic and broccoli.