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Chicken Broccoli Ziti

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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. 

Chicken Broccoli Ziti topped with parmesan cheese.

 Do you sometimes stand with your arms holding out the fridge door looking inside wondering “what in the heck am I going to make for dinner?” 

Yeah, me too. 

Of course, this always happens when I don’t plan and I’m short on time. 

Well, I’m here to save the day with this chicken broccoli ziti dish. It’s super hearty and ready in just 30 minutes. 

That means you don’t have to spend all night in the kitchen trying to whip something random up. 

The thing I love most about this dish is that it has all you need PACKED into one dish – carbs, protein, and veggies! 

Plus, the addition of white wine gives a subtle flavor that makes it taste like it took hours to achieve! 

Chicken Broccoli Ziti on a white plate with stripped napkin.

Can I use a different shaped pasta for this recipe?

Of course!

We all know that by the age of 30 we have all finally accepted we have a favorite shape of pasta. 

That’s totally normal! My favorite just happens to be cavatappi. It’s so fun! 

Ziti works well with this dish because it’s a great size and shape to pair with the chicken, broccoli, and the white wine sauce. 

If you want to use what you have on hand that is perfectly acceptable! 

Something with ridges will help you cling to that sauce too!

Do I have to use white wine?

If you’re worried about the alcohol in the wine it will cook off before being served. 

However, if you’re just not a fan of white wine you can always substitute the wine with more chicken stock. 

It will cut down a bit in the flavor department but it will still be delicious. 

I never recommend using “cooking wine” which is a shelf-stable product usually found in the grocery store near the vinegar. I find it way too salty and brings very little to the recipe. 

Chicken Broccoli Ziti on a plate with a napkin.

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Chicken Broccoli Ziti on a white plate

Chicken Broccoli Ziti

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

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.

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat and add garlic.
  2. Saute until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  3. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper then add to the pan.
  4. Saute until golden brown, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add white wine to deglaze using a wooden spoon to scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan.
  6. Reduce heat to low and simmer until liquid reduces by half.
  7. Stir in chicken stock and continue simmering for 5 minutes.
  8. Check the sauce for seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add pasta.
  10. Cook according to package instructions, adding the broccoli florets to the pot two minutes before the end of the cooking time.
  11. Drain the broccoli and pasta but do not rinse off the cooking liquid.
  12. Add cooked broccoli and pasta to the pan with chicken in white wine sauce.
  13. Add shredded mozzarella and toss until it begins to melt.
  14. Place in a large shallow bowl and garnish with Parmesan cheese to serve.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 593Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 1036mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 7gSugar: 8gProtein: 34g

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HannahAlex

Friday 4th of June 2021

This is great! So many chicken broccoli ziti recipes are too oily or too heavy. This one is light and creamy and comes together so well. Used mushrooms and veg broth to make it vegetarian friendly for a relative!

JP

Monday 10th of May 2021

For some reason, mine came out liquid-y. I added some cornstarch and brought it to a boil. Also added some crushed red pepper. A very tasty meal that gave me an excuse to make garlic toast to dip in the sauce!

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Sheerie

Friday 27th of April 2018

Made this tonight and it was amazing! Didn’t have any wine on hand but it didn’t matter to the kids. Fantastic!

nutmegnanny

Monday 30th of April 2018

Hi Sheerie! I'm so glad your family enjoyed the recipe! Thank you for taking the time to leave a message :)

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