Chicken and Vegetable Pasta

    1 hour 30 minutes

    A great, hearty pasta dish that combines chicken and vegetables in a creamy sauce. If artichokes aren't to your liking, replace with fresh vegetables such as red capsicum.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 450g dry ziti or penne pasta
    • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 30g butter
    • 2 cups (500ml) thickened cream
    • 320ml chicken stock
    • 1 chicken stock cube
    • 1/4 cup (20g) Parmesan cheese, grated
    • 1 pinch salt and pepper to taste
    • 3 tablespoons (25g) cornflour
    • 2 large heads broccoli, steamed
    • 400g artichoke hearts in water
    • 6 crumbed and fried skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, chopped

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour30min 

    1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, place pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until pasta is al dente. Drain.
    2. In a large frypan, saute garlic in butter over medium heat. Stir in the cream, chicken stock and powder. Add Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Add cornflour (adjust amount to thicken sauce to your liking). Simmer all together for about 20 minutes.
    3. Once sauce is cooked and thickens, add broccoli and artichoke hearts, stir all together and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.
    4. Put cooked pasta in a large bowl, pour sauce over pasta and toss to coat and mix. Then add the chicken pieces and mix all together.

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    Great yummy recipe! My family loved it, but I did make a few substitutions. Instead of heavy cream, I used 1% milk. I also sauteed the chicken in a little olive oil instead of breading and frying it. I used frozen brocolli that I thawed in the microwave and celletani as the pasta. I can't wait to make this again. I would recommend this recipe to anyone!  -  11 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is a nice recipe, but unless you like bland food, be prepared to add a lot of spices. I added much more garlic, salt, and some other complimentary spices. Also before cooking I decided I wanted to make an "oven baked ziti" So after it was prepared, I placed it a baking pan, sprinkled the top with shredded cheese and parmesan and put it in a 350 degree oven for 30 min. I also cooked the chicken in olive oil, instead of frying. I will say that I tasted it before baking it and it was much more flavorful after baking it.  -  12 Dec 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    this is the BEST chicken ziti and broccoli recipe i ever ever made or tasted. the only thing i left out was the artichoke hearts as i don't like them. my husband couldn't believe that i made it! he thought we ordered it from our local Italian restaurant!!!!!!! Thanks for the recipe!!!  -  29 Nov 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)