Chicken pesto pasta with brocolli
Chicken pesto pasta with brocolli

Superfood Pesto Chicken Pasta With Broccoli

By Superfoodmania  , , ,   ,   

January 13, 2016

A family favourite! Chicken pesto pasta with a variety of superfood vegetables: broccoli, asparagus and shitake mushrooms.

  • Prep: 12 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Ingredients

4 organic chicken breasts, sliced up

Organic sea salt and pepper to taste

1 tablespoon dried oregano

2 -3 garlic cloves, chopped

1-2 tablespoons of cold pressed extra virgin olive oil

½ cup of green pesto

1-2 cups of broccoli florets

1 cup asparagus chopped into 3 cm pieces (or 6-8 stalks per person)

1 cup shitake mushrooms, sliced

1-2 small onions chopped up

Whole wheat or gluten free pasta for 4 people

Parmesan

Fresh basil

Directions

1Prepare the pasta as per directions.

2Add a drizzle of the olive oil to a pan, and place on low heat for 2 minutes

3Add the chicken and stir fry for about 4-7 minutes or until the chicken is cooked.

4Add the broccoli, asparagus, mushrooms and garlic and sauté for 3-5 minutes.

5Add the pesto and mix well. Gently fry for another 3-5 minutes

6Add the cooked pasta to your pan and mix well, making sure that the pasta, chicken and vegetables are all coated well with the pesto mixture.

7Serve with a sprinkle of parmesan and torn basil leaves. Grate fresh black pepper over the top.

Did you know?

The benefits of Broccoli are higher when eaten raw as it is extremely high in vitamin C and calcium. Broccoli contains a nutrient called Sulforaphane which has been to kill cancerous stem cells and support enzymes which protect against cancer causing chemicals, and also reduce the impact of free-radical cell damage and support your immune system.




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