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Cheesy Chicken Pasta with Broccoli recipe for family meals

Cheesy Chicken Pasta with Broccoli

This is a Cheesy Chicken Pasta recipe with bite sized pieces of Broccoli. It is quick and simple to bring to the table and one of my favourite Chicken Pasta Recipes of all time.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Universal
Keyword Chicken Pasta Recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 adults
Calories 781 kcal


  • 500 grams mini chicken fillets you can use chicken breasts
  • 300 grams elbow pasta
  • 200 grams mature cheddar
  • 1 tsp french dijon mustard
  • 1 large onion finely chopped or whizzed in the food processor
  • 250 mls milk
  • 250 mls chicken stock
  • 250 grams broccoli pieces already cut into bite size
  • 4 tbsps butter
  • 7 tbsps flour any white will do


  1. Put the chicken, onion and broccoli in a very large frying pan or saucepan with some olive oil and fry gently until cooked through. Set aside.

  2. Bring some salted water to the boil for the pasta and empty it in.

  3. In another saucepan melt the butter and then add the flour and allow to cook gently for a couple of mins giving it the odd stir.

    Pour in the milk and chicken stock and whisk continuously until thickened and smooth. About 5 minutes.

    Add the cheese and let gently bubble away whilst stirring through until all is melted. About five minutes.

  4. Add the broccoli to the pasta for the last two mins of cooking time. Drain when ready and tip on top of the chicken. Pour the cheese sauce on top of the whole lot and mix wonderfully through.

  5. Apply to Bereft Face for a Cheesy Grin.

Recipe Notes

For more of a cheesy kick if you are cooking for just adults add 50 grams of grated Parmesan and another tsp of Dijon Mustard.

It is best served straight from the pan but you can gently reheat it perhaps adding a splash of milk to aid the cheese sauce softening.

If there are leftovers I refrigerate them in the same frying pan for ease of reheating but make sure you put it in the fridge as soon as it is cold.

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Chicken Pasta with Broccoli
Amount Per Serving
Calories 781 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 140mg47%
Sodium 613mg27%
Potassium 1152mg33%
Carbohydrates 82g27%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 56g112%
Vitamin A 1030IU21%
Vitamin C 60.1mg73%
Calcium 491mg49%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.