Recipe: Chicken & Broccoli Bow Tie Pasta With Walnuts & Sage

Here’s a recipe I made a few days ago. It is fairly easy to make, contains some healthy vegetables and is quite tasty. Give it a try if you like pasta.

Chicken & Broccoli Bow Tie Pasta With Walnuts & Sage

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2 chicken breasts (cut in pieces) (I used organic chicken)
1 small head broccoli (break into small pieces)
1 small purple onion (diced)
1-2 garlic cloves (crushed)
1 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 pound bow tie pasta (I used Whole Foods 365 organic brand)
5 Tbsp. butter
12 fresh sage leaves, coarsely chopped
2 Tbsp. lemon juice (I used a fresh squeezed lemon)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper, or to taste
1 cup shredded Romano Cheese

  1. Generously coat a large skillet with olive oil. Add the chicken to the pan and brown over medium heat. Add the broccoli, onion, and garlic and saute  with the chicken until the broccoli is a little tender. Remove from heat and set aside. Spoon mixture in a bowl.
  2. Place the walnuts in a large, dry non-stick pan over medium heat. Cook for 4-5 minutes, until lightly toasted. Remove the walnuts and set aside. Spoon the walnuts in a small bowl.
  3. Cook the pasta in boiling water according to the package directions, about 10 minutes. When the pasta is almost done, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sage, lemon juice, salt & pepper. Cook a minute or 2 and then remove from heat.
  4. Drain the pasta; reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water, then add the pasta to the butter in skillet. Gradually add pasta water. Stir in the chicken mixture. Stir in the cheese and toss to combine. Garnish with the toasted nuts and serve.

Enjoy!

Barb

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