Chicken Broccoli Ziti

This chicken broccoli ziti is a delicious weeknight dinner. Ready in 30 minutes and packed full of delicious white wine and Parmesan sauce flavor. You’ll love how easy it is to throw together this crowd-pleasing meal. 

This chicken broccoli ziti is a delicious weeknight dinner. Ready in 30 minutes and packed full of delicious white wine and Parmesan sauce flavor. You'll love how easy it is to throw together this crowd-pleasing meal.

Here I am posting 2 pasta recipes in 1 month! This almost never happens as I almost never make pasta – I know. Growing up I didn’t eat a lot of pasta so therefore I almost never think to actually make pasta. Since I live in New York most native New Yorkers find that last sentence maddening. Don’t worry folks, I’m working on it. I love how pasta makes dinner so easy. I can throw a bunch of stuff together and then boom – dinner! That’s why when Liz from The Lemon Bowl asked me to review her new e-book Food From Our Ancestors: The Ultimate Italian Sunday Dinner I was all “OH HECK YES!” 

I figured I could learn a few new Italian favorites plus brush up on my pasta game. Which, as you can tell by the picture, I most definitely did!  

This chicken broccoli ziti is a delicious weeknight dinner. Ready in 30 minutes and packed full of delicious white wine and Parmesan sauce flavor. You'll love how easy it is to throw together this crowd-pleasing meal.

What I love most about this e-book is the ease of the recipes. It has 12 delicious choices to make for weekday or weekend suppers. It’s comfort food, Italian style. The e-book talks about family and the bonds you make together in the kitchen and it seriously just sings to me. Much like Liz, as a kid I always wanted to be in the kitchen to see what was going on. I wanted to help with the cooking as much as I wanted to just be in on the adult conversation.

Plus, you guys, the book is only $3.99. There are zero excuses to not buy this book RIGHT NOW!

Oh and this chicken broccoli ziti you see in this post – from the book! It’s one of those dishes that are super simple to throw together but packs a ton of flavor. Chicken breast cooked with lots of garlic and then tossed in a light summer sauce made from chicken stock and white wine. To top it all off cheese (my favorite!), broccoli and pasta are all thrown in to complete the dish. When Art walked in the door was standing over the post just eating it with a fork. Sure, I could have used a bowl but where is the fun in that?

This chicken broccoli ziti is a delicious weeknight dinner. Ready in 30 minutes and packed full of delicious white wine and Parmesan sauce flavor. You'll love how easy it is to throw together this crowd-pleasing meal.

Oh, and feel free to use whatever pasta shape you like but I sorta dig using ziti. I feel like it’s totally underrated and deserves a little pasta love.

{Looking for more pasta recipes? Try my 20-minute kalamata olive tomato and caper pasta, pesto chicken Caprese pasta, one pot cheddar cajun pork pasta, creamy sausage mushroom fennel tortellini, linguine alle vongole or my Italian sausage kale pasta.}

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Chicken Broccoli Ziti

This chicken broccoli ziti is a delicious weeknight dinner. Ready in 30 minutes and packed full of delicious white wine and Parmesan sauce flavor. You'll love how easy it is to throw together this crowd-pleasing meal.

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 (6-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1-1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 4 cups broccoli, cut into bite-sized florets
  • 1 pound ziti pasta
  • 6 ounces shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat and add garlic. Saute until
fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper then add to the pan. Saute until golden brown,
about 5 minutes.

Add white wine to deglaze using a wooden spoon to scrape up any browned bits
from the bottom of the pan. Reduce heat to low and simmer until liquid reduces by
half.

Stir in chicken broth then continue simmering for 5 minutes. Check sauce for seasoning
and add salt and pepper to taste.

Bring a large pot of salty water to a boil and add pasta. Cook according to package
instructions, adding the broccoli florets to the pot two minutes before the end of the
cooking time.

Drain the broccoli and pasta but do not rinse off the cooking liquid. Add cooked
broccoli and pasta to the pan with chicken in white wine sauce.

Add shredded mozzarella and toss until it begins to melt. Place in a large shallow
bowl and garnish with Parmesan cheese to serve.

17 Responses to “Chicken Broccoli Ziti”

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    Kelly @ Nosh and Nourish — September 1, 2016 at 11:48 am

    Easy peasy, and delish!! My family will love this. Broccoli + pasta is one of our favorites.

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    Karyn Granrud — September 1, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    I love easy dinners like this. Toss it all together and you’ve got a meal that everyone loves. This is calling my name!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — September 1, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    This looks awesome! I’ll have to check out the ebook. And I wish I didn’t eat much pasta. There’d be so much fewer carb comas. 😀

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    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — September 1, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    Keep the yummy pasta dishes coming! (says this Italian from NY) haha! I love it!

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    cathy | Lemon Tree Dwelling — September 1, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    What a perfect plate of pasta!

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    christine — September 1, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    Chicken Broccoli Ziti is a family favorite. The book sounds great!

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    Kimberly — September 1, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    Such a great comfort dish, yummy!

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    Karen @ Seasonal Cravings — September 2, 2016 at 8:26 am

    I so love a quick 30 minute dish that my kids will actually eat! It looks so comforting!

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    Sabrina — September 2, 2016 at 11:10 am

    This is a perfect simple pasta the whole family can enjoy! Thanks for sharing!

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    Sandi G — September 2, 2016 at 11:57 am

    This is a gorgeous pasta dish…I would eat pasta more often if it looked this good too 🙂

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — September 2, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    I can’t believe you don’t make pasta more often!!! My kids literally beg for it on the regular. I’m so glad you and Art liked this family recipe from my eBook! Thank you so much for helping me spread the word!! xoxox

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    Justine | Cooking and Beer — September 2, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    Now this is my kind of pasta dish! Sounds so so simple!

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    Joanie @ ZagLeft — September 2, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    I love easy dinners like this one. Can’t wait to try!

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    Miranda — September 5, 2016 at 10:29 am

    I love how easy this is! And it sounds fantastic!

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    Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens — September 8, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    I adore pasta, so two pasta recipes in one month is totally fine by me! Especially when they’re so quick and easy! I love how nutritious this recipe is too – not bogged down with gobs of alfredo like so many chicken and broccoli pasta recipes! This is just lovely!

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    Angie | BigBear'sWife — September 21, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    That is my kind of dinner right there! I need to make this asap! That chicken and broccoli is calling my name!

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    Deborah — July 23, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    Made this tonight! It was excellent! Thank you!

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