Orecchiette with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Broccoli, and Grilled Chicken Recipe


Nutrition

Cal/Serving: 1,239
Daily Value: 62%
Servings: 2

High-Fiber, Low-Fat
Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Milk-Free, Peanut-Free, Tree-Nut-Free, Soy-Free, Fish-Free, Shellfish-Free, Alcohol-Free
Fat15g24%
Saturated2g12%
Trans0g0%
Carbs213g71%
Fiber18g71%
Sugars32g0%
Protein66g132%
Cholesterol76mg25%
Sodium1485mg62%
Calcium176mg18%
Magnesium286mg72%
Potassium3263mg93%
Iron9mg52%
Zinc5mg37%
Phosphorus957mg137%
Vitamin A1081IU22%
Vitamin C107mg179%
Thiamin (B1)1mg44%
Riboflavin (B2)1mg37%
Niacin (B3)22mg110%
Vitamin B62mg81%
Folic Acid (B9)151µg38%
Vitamin B120µg4%
Vitamin D0µg0%
Vitamin E2mg11%
Vitamin K119µg149%
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated6g0%
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated3g0%
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Orecchiette pasta
Jane Bruce

This dish is a riff on a delicious creation at one of my favorite Italian restaurants. The salty sun-dried tomatoes, fresh and bright broccoli, and small morsels of garlicky grilled chicken combine to make a complete, flavorful meal. You can use any short pasta here — I used orecchiette, the restaurant uses conchiglie. The dish is extremely easy to put together and lends itself well to making a big batch and bringing the leftovers to work the next day for a filling and hearty lunch. 

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INGREDIENTS

  • Salt, for cooking pasta and seasoning chicken
  • 1 pound orecchiette
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for pasta
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups broccoli florets, lightly steamed
  • 1/4 pound sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • Chile flakes, to taste
  • Parmesan, for garnish

DIRECTIONS

In a large pot, boil salted water for pasta. Once boiling, cook the pasta until al dente according to package directions. Once drained, drizzle with a little olive oil.

Meanwhile, in a large pan, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil until shimmering but not smoking. Cook the garlic and onions until onions are soft and translucent, about 8 minutes. Remove onions and garlic from pan and set aside. 

Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper and cook in the same pan until golden brown and cooked through, about 6 minutes. Once cooked, add the garlic, onions, broccoli, sun-dried tomatoes, and chile flakes to the pan and stir to combine the flavors and heat everything through. 

Combine the chicken and vegetables with the pasta and mix to combine. Serve immediately, garnished with Parmesan, if desired. Enjoy!

Recipe Details

Servings: 2
Special Designations: Low-fat

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