Penne Pasta with Roasted Chicken and Broccoli in white sauce flavored with Italian herbs

Perfect for a quick treat when you get that sudden temptation for Italian. 

Penne pasta 1 packet

Chicken breast 250 gms sliced into 3″ pieces, marinated in a dash of vinegar, Italian herbs, salt and pepper

Broccoli florets 1 big handful

Butter 25 gms

Garlic 1 tsp chopped

Red chilli flakes 1/2 tsp

Dried Italian herbs for seasoning

Fresh cream 100 ml

Olive oil 3 tbsp + 3 tbsp

White pepper powder 1/2 tsp

Basil leaves, for garnish

Salt to taste

  • Heat a big pot with 3/4 full water. When the water starts to boil add pasta, 3 tbsp olive oil and salt. Cook till the pasta is done. Drain into a colander and pour cold water over the pasta to stop the cooking process. Keep this aside.
  • Heat a pan, add butter. When the butter is melted, add the garlic and the chicken. Cook on a slow flame with the lid on for about 10 minutes, then leave the lid open and cook for another ten minutes on a higher flame till the chicken is roasted. Add the broccoli, close the lid for a couple of minutes. Open the lid and saute for 5 more minutes. Add salt to taste.
  • Add the fresh cream and when it starts to boil, add the cooked pasta and olive oil; season with dried Italian herbs, pepper powder and basil leaves.
  • Serve hot hot!!