Broccoli and cheese are two ingredients that are just meant to be with one another! So I put these soul mates together in this quick and easy cheesy broccoli pasta dish and paired it with some crispy chicken from Barber Foods that is stuffed with it the same exact thing! The result is creamy, cheesy, and filled with veggies that the kiddos won’t mind eating!
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Melt butter over medium heat in a large skillet and stir in flour. Cook 1 minute.
Place chicken breast in oven and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a food thermometer reads 165 degrees.
Stir in garlic, cook an additional 30 seconds and pour in milk and chicken broth. Continue to stir until no lumps remain. Pour in pasta, broccoli, salt and pepper -- stir to combine, bring to a simmer, cover and turn heat to low. Cook for 10-11 minutes or until pasta is tender.
Remove pan from heat and stir in mustard and cheese until melted. Sauce will be thin but will thicken as it cools.
Remove chicken from the oven and allow to sit for 5 minutes before cutting. Serve with hot pasta.
by Heather Cheney
Any shape of pasta can be used for this recipe, just adjust the cooking time according to the recommended cooking time on the pasta package.