Pasta with Chicken, Broccoli & Pine Nuts

A late meeting forced a late dinner this evening – and I didn’t feel like spending a long time cooking. So I threw together this quick chicken and pasta dish that’s surprisingly fresh and flavorful.

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Pasta with Chicken, Broccoli & Pine Nuts

  • 1 package angel hair pasta
  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 7-8 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1 head broccoli, cut and steamed
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • juice of ½ a lemon
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • shredded Parmesan cheese

Boil pasta according to package directions; drain and place in a large bowl. Separately, boil broccoli until just tender. Drain and rinse with cool water.

In a large skillet, sauté chicken pieces and garlic in olive oil. As chicken cooks, add fresh thyme. When chicken is cooked through, add butter and pine nuts. When butter is melted, add broccoli and lemon juice and mix well. Season with salt and pepper.

Pour sauce over pasta and stir to combine. Serve hot with shredded Parmesan cheese.

 

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