Cheesy Chicken Pasta with Broccoli | Tagliatelle Pasta Recipe
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 2 Servings
  • Tagliatelle or any other pasta you like – 150 gms
  • Broccoli – 1 small head
  • Chicken breast – 1 or 2 [If you like more chicken in your dish]
  • Grated cheese – 1 cup or more
  • Olive oil – 4 tbsp
  • Thyme (dried) – ½ tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  1. Boil water in a deep pan and cook the pasta exactly as per the pack instructions. Do remember to add salt in the boiling water; otherwise no pasta will taste good. Follow the timing mentioned in the pack to cook the pasta till al-dente, which means firm to bite but cooked through.
  2. Once the pasta is cooked, you have to drain it – well, obviously. But the reason I am mentioning it is because you need to reserve some of the pasta boiling water. You will surely need them later.
  3. Cut the broccoli into small florets. Sprinkle little salt over it and stir-fry them in half tablespoon of olive oil. Keep them aside.
  4. Wash the chicken breast, get rid of any visible fat and season with salt. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil until very hot. Sauté the chicken breast, 5 to 6 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
  5. Tip it out on a tissue to soak any excess oil. Now cut it diagonally into thin strips. Keep aside.
  6. Now heat the olive oil on a wok. Add the drained pasta and stir well.
  7. At this point, the pasta may start to become sticky. This is where you need that pasta water to get rid of this stickiness. Add that pasta water little by little as required and keep stirring.
  8. Now add the sautéed broccoli, chicken strips, dried thyme and salt. Mix well.
  9. Add the grated cheese and stir till the cheese melts and coat all the ingredients. Stir till all the visible liquid evaporates but the pasta is still not sticky.
  10. Turn off the flame and sprinkle some more grated cheese. Serve your delicious cheesy chicken pasta warm with a glass of your favorite wine! Enjoy!
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