Creamy whole-wheat pasta with chicken

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Comfort food at its finest. And the best thing is – my kids love it as well.

 

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 30 min. preparation time, 0 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 799 / Protein 45g / Carbohydr. 82g / Fat 30g

Ingredients (2 servings)

250 gpenne (whole-wheat)
200 gchicken breast
400 gbroccoli
1onion
300 mlheavy cream
1 pinchnutmeg
vegetable oil for frying
salt
pepper

Utensils

frying pan, pasta tongs, sieve, 2 large saucepans, cooking spoon, cutting board, knife

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Step 1

Creamy whole-wheat pasta with chicken

Peel onion and chop finely. Cut broccoli into small florets. Cut chicken breast into bite-sized pieces.

cutting board, knife

1 onion / 400 g broccoli / 200 g chicken breast

Step 2

Creamy whole-wheat pasta with chicken

Cook pasta in plenty of salted boiling water, according to package instructions, for approx. 8 – 10 min. until al dente. Drain, save some of the pasta water and set aside.

large saucepan, sieve

250 g penne / salt

Step 3

Creamy whole-wheat pasta with chicken

Meanwhile, in another pot, blanch broccoli in salted boiling water for approx. 2 – 3 min. Drain and set aside.

large saucepan, sieve

Step 4

Creamy whole-wheat pasta with chicken

Season chicken breast with salt and pepper. Sear meat in a hot frying pan with a little vegetable oil for approx. 4 – 5 min. per side. Add onions and sauté until translucent. Add broccoli and continue to sauté.

frying pan, cooking spoon

salt / pepper / vegetable oil for frying

Step 5

Creamy whole-wheat pasta with chicken

Now, stir in heavy cream, add some of the pasta water, and boil down to a thick sauce for about 5 – 7 min.

300 ml heavy cream

Step 6

Creamy whole-wheat pasta with chicken

Season sauce with some nutmeg and salt and pepper. Toss pasta briefly in the sauce and serve in deep plates.

pasta tongs

1 pinch nutmeg / salt / pepper