February 19, 2011

Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken

I love to make this meal on a weeknight when I don't have a lot of time. It is very quick to put together and tastes fantastic. As you can see in the picture I didn't have carrots the night I made it.

Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken
Serves 4

2 Tbs olive oil, divided
2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 carrot, sliced diagonally into 1/4 inch pieces
1 (10 oz) package frozen broccoli florets, thawed
2 cloves garlic, minced
12 oz angel hair pasta
2/3 cup chicken broth
1 tsp dried basil
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Heat 1 Tbs oil in a medium skillet over medium heat; add chicken. Cook, stirring, until chicken is cooked through, about 5 minutes. Remove from skillet and drain on paper towels. Heat remaining oil in same skillet. Begin heating water for pasta. Add carrot to skillet; cook, stirring, for 4 minutes. Add broccoli and garlic to skillet; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes longer. Cook pasta according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, add chicken broth, basil and Parmesan to skillet. Stir to combine. Return chicken to skillet. Reduce heat and simmer for 4 minutes. Drain pasta. Place in a large serving bowl. Top with chicken and vegetable mixture. Serve immediately.