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Penne with Chicken & Broccoli

Prep time 20 mins
Cook time 20 mins
Yield 4 servings


  • 8 ounces penne pasta
  • 4 cups fresh or frozen broccoli florets, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 3/4 lb.), cut into strips
  • 4 tablespoons I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!® Spread, divided
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine or chicken broth
  • 1 can (14 oz.) chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

How to Make It

  1. Cook penne according to package directions adding broccoli during last 2 minutes of cooking; drain and keep warm.

    Meanwhile, combine flour and, if desired, ground black pepper. Dip chicken in flour mixture, coating well.

    Melt 2 tablespoons I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!® Spread in 12-inch skillet over medium heat and cook chicken, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook 30 seconds. Stir in wine, scraping up brown bits from bottom of skillet. Stir in broth. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked. Stir in remaining 2 tablespoons Spread. Toss chicken mixture with hot penne and broccoli. Sprinkle with cheese.

    Nutrition Information per serving:
    Calories 480, Calories From Fat 120, Saturated Fat 5g, Trans Fat 0g, Total Fat 14g, Cholesterol 60mg, Sodium 740mg, Total Carbohydrate 51g, Sugars 3g, Dietary Fiber 4g, Protein 34g, Vitamin A 50%, Vitamin C 110%, Calcium 20%, Iron 20%