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ziti, broccoli, and chicken

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a recipe by
Jo-Ellen Kenney
Lakeville, MA

After having this dish in an olive oil-based sauce, my family prefers it over an alfredo one. I came up with this one.

★★★★★ 1
serves 6

Ingredients For ziti, broccoli, and chicken

  • 2 lb
    boneless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1/2 c
    italian dressing, zesty or robust
  • 3 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/3 c
    olive oil
  • 1/4 c
    butter or margine
  • 1 lb
    ziti pasta
  • 2 bunch
    broccoli crowns, cut up

How To Make ziti, broccoli, and chicken

  • 1
    Marinate cut up chicken in dressing. Let sit for at least two hours in the refrigerator.
  • 2
    When ready to prepare, heat oil on medium-low heat until hot. Remove from heat and add garlic. Add butter and salt to oil and set aside.
  • 3
    In a large sauce pan, boil water for pasta. In a skillet, pour chicken, including any remaining dressing, and cook about 10 minutes.
  • 4
    When water boils, add pasta. Cook according to the package directions, minus 5 minutes. When the pasta is cooked within 5 minutes, add the broccoli to the same pan to blanch.
  • 5
    Drain pasta/broccoli together. Mix in large bowl with chicken and toss with the oil/garlic/butter mixture. Serve with parmesan cheese.

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