Roasted Broccoli and Garlic Penne with Chicken
Roasted Broccoli and Garlic Penne with Chicken

Dinner in a pinch!!!
Roasted Broccoli and Garlic Penne with Chicken

Dinner in a pinch. A pinch of this and a pinch of that!!! This is one of those dishes that fills your home with the fragrance of love. There is nothing quite like a kitchen kicking out the smell of home cooking. These types of meals tend to make memories around the table. Some simple ingredients and not a ton of effort or time in the kitchen.

Now to get that kind of result knowing how the night sometimes starts is truly incredible, like I mentioned before this is "dinner in a pinch". Here's what I started with: Almost thawed free-range chicken breast and thighs. Broccoli that needed to be used today, or else! and Penne pasta. I remembered of course that slicing chicken that is completely thawed can be difficult to keep thin, so here's a tip: Don't thaw the chicken all the way, and if it's already thawed, put it in the freezer for 15 minutes before slicing. It's easier and more stable to cut into thinner slices.


1 Free range chicken breast
4 Free range chicken thighs
2 tsp Oregano
1/4 tsp Red Pepper flake
2 tsp Dried parsley
Salt & Pepper
16 oz. Whole Grain Penne
1 bunch Broccoli, chopped into florets
2 cups Spinach
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 Yellow Onion, chopped
1/2 cup Parmesan, grated
Olive Oil
2 Tbls Butter
1/2 lemon
Preparation Instructions

STEP ONE: Start a large pot of water on the stove to boil. Add salt and follow pasta directions.

STEP TWO: Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

STEP THREE: Chop broccoli into florets, drizzle with grape seed oil, salt and pepper.

STEP FOUR: Over medium heat, add 2 rounds of olive oil and butter to a skillet. Add chopped onions once butter melts. Cook for 5 minutes.

STEP FIVE: Add sliced chicken, garlic and spices.

STEP SIX: Drain pasta and dump all prepared ingredients to the skillet - pasta, broccoli, parmesan and spinach.

STEP SEVEN: Toss with fresh lemon juice and serve.

Add calamata olives and capers
Add fresh tomatoes, chopped
Add sun dried tomatoes
Add mozzarella pearls
Add kale or zucchini
Use quinoa instead of pasta