Chicken and Broccoli Pasta Toss Recipe

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A perfect dish to whip up when you have leftover chicken!

chicken and broccoli pasta toss

One of the advantages of using a slow cooker is that you can make a big batch of something and have leftovers. Instead of serving the exact same thing two days in a row, it’s easy to repurpose yesterday’s leftovers to make today’s new and exciting dinner recipe. Pasta dishes are great for repurposing chicken recipes. The next time you make Lemon Basil Chicken , try using leftovers to create one of the best chicken pasta recipes out there. This chicken broccoli pasta dish doesn’t recycle flavor, though; it tastes completely unique!

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Chicken and Broccoli Pasta Toss Recipe

Create a new magical pasta dish with your leftover chicken and you can't go wrong.
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 8 people
Serving Size 1.75 cups
Course Dinner
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 12 ounces whole wheat rotini or penne pasta
  • 12 ounces broccoli florets fresh or frozen
  • 4 reserved Lemon Chicken Thighs any skin removed, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth fat-free, low sodium
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese fresh, grated
  • 1/2 cup walnuts toasted


  • Cook pasta according to package directions, adding broccoli during last 2 minutes of cooking.
  • Drain; return pasta and broccoli to pot.
  • Stir in chicken, broth, oil, garlic, salt and pepper.
  • Cook over medium heat 5 minutes, tossing frequently until heated through.
  • Top with cheese and nuts.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1.75cups | Calories: 463kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 432mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 2g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 13
Keywords Kid-Friendly, Pasta, Quick and Easy

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