Parmesan Chicken With Bow Tie Pasta

INGREDIENTS:

1 box (12 oz.) Bow-Tie Pasta
Salt and Pepper to Taste
2 cups Broccoli Florets
2 Tablespoons Olive oil
1 1/2 pounds chicken breast, cooked and diced
1 small onion, finely diced
2 gloves of garlic
1 (14.5 oz can) Petite Diced Tomatoes, Drained
1/2 to 1 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese

DIRECTIONS:

1. Cook Pasta in boiling Salted water according to package direction.  Until al dente.  Add broccoli the last 3 minutes of cooking time.  Drain, reserving at 1 cup of cooking liquid (you might decide to leave this out all together).

2.  Toss Pasta and Broccoli with 1 tablespoon olive oil.  Set aside.

3.  Warm remaining tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat.  Add chicken, onion, and garlic.  At this point you can also season with Salt and Pepper.  I stay away from adding Salt to anything.  Saute, this for approx. 5 minutes.

4.  After 5 minutes add in the Diced Tomatoes; and saute for another 2 minutes.

5.  Mix in the pasta mixture.  Add Parmesan cheese and 1/2 cup of cooking liquid.  I used about 3/4 of a cup cooking liquid.

6.  Since we LOVE cheese in our house….once everything was heated evenly throughout I topped with MORE Parmesan Cheese.

Serve Hot!

Tips:  You will need a LARGE skillet for this.  It makes a lot.  Make sure the chicken you use is cooked! I have several chicken breast made ahead of time and just diced them up.

~Enjoy!~

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