Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Chicken and Broccoli Spaghetti

I have posted this dish before but it was a long time ago and the picture didn't do it justice since I had forgotten to buy broccoli for the dish. I love it so much that I cooked it anyway! This is one of those quick dinners to throw together and has very simple ingredients so chances are you already have them on hand.

Chicken and Broccoli Spaghetti~
Source: Rhonda, a.k.a., the step-mom
Serves: 4

2 lg. chicken breasts, cooked and finely shredded*
1 md. bag of frozen broccoli spears, thawed(disgard the majority of the stem using mainly the florette)
1/2 lb. spaghetti noodles
1 packet Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning
4 tbsp. butter
parmesan cheese

1.) In a medium size pot bring water to boil, add spaghetti noodles and cook according to the back of the box.

2.) In a food processor chop broccoli until it becomes finely chopped.

3.) In a large skillet on medium high heat add butter, ranch seasoning, broccoli, and finely shredded chicken, saute until cooked through. Add several tablespoons of pasta water and turn burner to low.

4.) Drain spaghetti noodles and add to chicken and broccoli mixture, mixing until fully incorporated. Serve and sprinkle with parmesan cheese as garnish.

* If you are in a rush you can skip cooking the chicken and instead use two large cans of already cooked chicken that can be found around the canned tuna aisle.