Chicken, Broccoli & Cheese Skillet Meal

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
Serving Size 1 cup
Nutrition Facts: View Label
Make it a Meal: 
    • sliced apples
    • a green salad
    • a glass of low-fat milk


    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
    1 can
    (10.5 ounces) low sodium cream of chicken soup
    1 teaspoon
    2 cloves
    garlic, or 1/4 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.


    Use whole wheat pasta when available.

    Last updated: 02/20/14

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


    I really liked the cheesy taste and the spicy kick!


    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.


    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!

    Average: 4.3 (3 votes)

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