Pesto Chicken and Broccoli Pasta
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Pesto Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

Submitted by: Isabel De Los Rios

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 20 Minutes

Servings: 2

So many flavors in this pasta dish!

Ingredients

    3/4 c. quinoa pasta

    1 c. broccoli

    1 tbsp. avocado oil

    2 clove garlic

    1/2 lbs. chicken breast

    sea salt & black pepper to taste

    2 tbsp. basil pesto

    2 tbsp. parmesan cheese

    2 tbsp. almond milk

Directions

Cook pasta according to directions on package. With 1 minute left in cook time, add the broccoli florets to the pot. When pasta (and broccoli) is done cooking, drain, and set aside.

Meanwhile, heat avocado oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add minced garlic, and sauté for about 30 seconds. Add chicken (cut into bite-sized pieces) to the skillet, and season with sea salt and pepper. Cook chicken for 5-7 minutes, turning as needed, until all pieces are browned.

Add pesto, grated parmesan cheese, and almond milk to the skillet with the chicken. Let simmer for 2-3 minutes. Add cooked pasta and broccoli to the skillet, and stir it all up. Cook for another 2-3 minutes. Serve warm, and enjoy!