Chicken, Broccoli & Cheese Skillet Meal

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
Serving Size 1 cup
Nutrition Facts: View Label(s)


2 whole skinless, boneless chicken breasts (1 1/2 pounds) cut in 1" cubes
2 teaspoons
vegetable oil
1 1⁄2 cups
or more chopped broccoli, fresh or frozen
1 can
(14.5 ounces) low sodium chicken broth (see notes)
1 can
(10.5 ounces) low sodium condensed cream of chicken soup
1 teaspoon
2 cloves
garlic, minced or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 cups
small shell pasta, uncooked
1 cup
(4 ounces) cheddar cheese, shredded


  1. Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat (350 degrees in an electric skillet). Add chicken and cook until no longer pink, about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add broccoli, broth, soup, pepper, garlic and pasta. Bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to lowest setting, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until pasta is tender.
  4. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
  5. Check near the end of cooking and add a small amount of water, if needed.
  6. Add cheese during last two minutes.
  7. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


  • Broth can be canned or made using bouillon. For each cup of broth use 1 cup very hot water and 1 teaspoon or 1 cube bouillon.
  • Use whole wheat pasta when available.
Last updated: 09/16/15

5 Comments for "Chicken, Broccoli & Cheese Skillet Meal"

Yup!  This recipe is still the overall favorite with my students (and family).  Leftovers go REALLY fast, too.

Loved this recipe! Not everyone in my house is a fan of broccoli, so I used chopped sweet onion and green bell pepper instead and it turned out great. I also topped mine with sauteed mushrooms. Yum!

Great recipe - every family member came back for seconds! Quick, tasty and adaptive. We made it veggie with veggie broth, cream of mushroom soup, and 2 cups of beans. Do think veggie sausage would taste great too! Topped with hot sauce and a dollop of low-fat sour cream. Did use whole grain pasta and a bit more broccoli, both as the recipe suggested. We will make this again and again!

This is such a yummy recipe! It's pretty easy to make and a fairly fast meal. This meal has it all, and it pleased the whole family! I topped it with a little cheese in the end right before serving, for a nice presentation.

I really liked the cheesy taste and the spicy kick!

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