• Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 Minutes
  • Serves: 4 Serving

Chicken-Broccoli Shells and Cheddar Cheese

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Category: Healthy Recipes, Main Dish, Cheese, Broccoli, Chicken

 Ingredients List

  • 8-ounces medium shells pasta, uncooked
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • â…› teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


1. Cook pasta according to the directions on the box.
2. Add broccoli florets to the pasta during the last 2 minutes of cooking.
3. Drain and set aside.
4. In the meantime, prepare the chicken.
5. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
6. Add chicken and season with salt and pepper.
7. Cook for 4 to 6 minutes, or until browned.
8. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the milk, chicken broth, and flour.
9. Add salt, pepper, and chili powder; whisk until well combined.
10. Stir the milk mixture into the pan with the chicken.
11. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until sauce is thickened.
12. Add pasta mixture and cheddar cheese; stir until cheese is melted and continue to cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until heated through.
13. Remove from heat.
14. Let stand 2 to 3 minutes.
15. Stir and Serve.

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