January 13, 2016
A family favourite! Chicken pesto pasta with a variety of superfood vegetables: broccoli, asparagus and shitake mushrooms.
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.
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.