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HOME MADE CHICKEN ZITI AND BROCCOLI

Updated on August 25, 2009
WITHOUT HEAVY CREAM
WITHOUT HEAVY CREAM

SOME HELPFUL PICTURES FOR YOUR DISH

ANY KIND OF CHICKEN WORKS
ANY KIND OF CHICKEN WORKS
ZITI WITH LINES STICKS TO THE MIXTURE BETTER
ZITI WITH LINES STICKS TO THE MIXTURE BETTER
WHO DOESN'T LIKE GARLIC
WHO DOESN'T LIKE GARLIC
CROWNS ARE REALLY GOOD IN THE RECIPE
CROWNS ARE REALLY GOOD IN THE RECIPE
BUTTER HELPS THE FLAVOR
BUTTER HELPS THE FLAVOR
OPTIONALLY
OPTIONALLY
ADD GREAT FLAVOR TO WHAT EVER YOUR COOKING.
ADD GREAT FLAVOR TO WHAT EVER YOUR COOKING.
MAKES IT ALL NICE AND CREAMY
MAKES IT ALL NICE AND CREAMY
PASTA AND GRATED CHEESE GREAT TEAM.
PASTA AND GRATED CHEESE GREAT TEAM.
ADDS JUST A GREAT TASTE TO YOUR DISH
ADDS JUST A GREAT TASTE TO YOUR DISH

EASY STEP BY STEP DIRECTIONS

 

HOME MADE CHICKEN ZITI BROCCOLI

 

                       INGREDIENTS

 

3-lbs Boneless chicken

2- Lb pasta Ziti

3-cloves of fresh garlic chopped

½ lb fresh broccoli crowns

1 ½ Sticks of salted butter

1-Can mushrooms optionally (4 ounces)

1-cup of extra virgin olive oil

¼ cup of heavy cream

¼ cup of grated cheese

Salt & pepper few shakes

1-fresh Lemon

¼ cup of white wine optionally

 

 

                    Preparing Your Ingredients   

 

Cut up boneless chicken into small bit size pieces, Then  season with salt and pepper set aside, next peal and chop your garlic, take your broccoli crowns and boil them until slightly soft not to much there fall apart in you pasta dish.

 

In a large skillet pan add your 1 cup of extra virgin olive oil, on a low heat, followed by your chopped garlic; next add your boneless chicken to pan, followed by salt and pepper.

 

Now if your using white wine this the time to add to your chicken if not  add  your mushrooms next and stir, keeping on a medium to low heat, next  add your 1 ½ sticks of butter, you can also cut it down to 1 stick of butter if you wanted to ease up on the butter, follow that with some grated cheese, now you are ready to add your ¼ cup of heavy cream to the mix, and simmer for about 12 to 14 minutes on a low heat, until chicken is cooked  and continue stirring should become pretty thick.

 

Now drain your broccoli crowns and set aside until ready to mix,

In a large pot boil water for pasta just before you add pasta add some salt, tip if you add salt before the water boils it doesn’t season your pasta.

 

Cook pasta for 12 to 14 minutes until slightly soft, then drain pasta, and set aside until you put this masterpiece together, slice your lemon in half and squeeze the whole lemon, over your skillet pan using your hand or small straining pan under the lemon, so no seeds fall into your mixture.

 

Do this  about 4 minutes before you shut off the heat, the reason I don’t put the lemon in the beginning, is it will over power the mixture, but adding it to the end just gives a slight hint of lemon flavor to your dish.

 

After you drained your ziti, you will need to start layering, your mixture together, I like to add a layer of pasta on the bottom first then, followed by a layer of mixture, usually I do the twice to be sure its all incorporated, when you get to the top add grated cheese  for the final toping, with some dry parsley for a garish look, and enjoy.

 

Cost of this meal is about 13.00 dollars feeds 6 or more.

That’s less than 3.00 dollars a serving.

 

Wildsurgg

 

                     

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      It's make hungry. nice recipes. do you have some more for me?

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      wildsurgg 7 years ago from BOSTON AREA

      plenty in my profile page have tons of cooking ideas, Thanks for your input...

      wildsurgg

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      Tesa Adams 7 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Wow, another great recipe hub. Had not thought about adding lemon to a baked ziti with chicken. Hmmmm. Sounds good.

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      wildsurgg 7 years ago from BOSTON AREA

      yes lemon adds a nice lite zip to you dish really good once you try The lemon you will always use it with this recipe.

      Thanks for your feed back

      wildsurgg

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      Donna 6 years ago

      Sounds delicious ! I'm making this for dinner tomorrow night.

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      lyjo 6 years ago

      Looks wonderful, thanks, will add to my repertoire, take care.

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      wildsurgg 6 years ago from BOSTON AREA

      Thanks

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      Chanda 5 years ago

      Where's the recipe not using heavy cream?

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      Charlotte 5 years ago

      That looks delicious and simple! I think that's a good way to get the kids to eat some broccoli :) thx for sharing

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      melodyandes 5 years ago

      Wow! SO delicious photos! Love it!

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      scott 5 years ago

      i hear all of you guys saying a great recipe but no one is saying how it tasted. if anyone of you guys cooked it how did it taste 1 dull 10 is great please give me your vote

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      Rita 5 years ago

      Delicious! So good and so easy. Simple, fresh ingredients make this dish. Yum!

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      Jamie 5 years ago

      Tried the recipe and it was really good although my sauce didn't thicken that much. Any tips?

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      tina 5 years ago

      I'm making this for dinner tonite, ive never made chicken broccoli and ziti and of all the recipes i chose yours!!!! hopefully i can make it as delicious as it looks

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      Patty 5 years ago

      i too am making this tonight. have tried making chicken broccoli & ziti before but never came out right and no one ate it.

      i have been searching online looking for receipes and this by far is the best one i've seen!! I hope it comes out as good as it looks. Getting hungry just looking at the recipe for it!

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      tina 5 years ago

      patty i hope your dish came out as delicious as mine did its a great recipe and it was a hit with all those who ate it

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      Jaki 5 years ago

      Tastes delicious . However my sauce is a little watery any help

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      MarianeM 5 years ago

      This was really tasty and there was plenty to go around.

      My kids (who requested Chicken Broccolli Ziti) loved it! I'm looking forward to trying other recipes.

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      wendyp 5 years ago

      I'm making this tonight. I've had plenty of chicken broccoli ziti dishes for it is on almost every menu around here. I'm hoping this is a good one. I'll reply back and let you know. I'm wondering if the amount of olive oil is correct on this recipe, it seems like a lot.

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      wendyp 5 years ago

      Just made it and it was really good. I was really bummed I didn't have white wine in the house because that would have really made it excellent. I cut the recipe in half and used 1/2 and 1/2 because that is what I had and it cut down on the calories. If you use the heavy cream it will be fantastic.

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      maryr 5 years ago

      my husband just made this for dinner for us tonight and it was delicious! I am the one alway's doing the cooking so I was pleasantly surprised when we came home to this great meal! it was very light yet flavorful will be making it again!

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      cookingconcorazon 5 years ago

      Mmm this sounds great! I can't wait to try this!

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      Janice 5 years ago

      Great recipe. Will definitely be making this more often!!

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      KeriProctor88 4 years ago from Georgia

      This looks really easy and simple, I have to try this.

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      a fan 4 years ago

      This is the best recipe ever...thanks!

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      wildsurgg 4 years ago from BOSTON AREA

      Thanks for all the great comments , and hope you all enjoyed my recipe , I make it a lot in my house and my family loves when I make it ..

      wildsurgg

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      Karen 4 years ago

      Not to be a Debbie Downer guys, but there was too much oil, too much butter, the sauce was watery; I just had a bad experience. The white wine is vital in this recipe as is the lemon zest. That's what gives it the "umph" it needs! But I'm glad others enjoyed this dish!

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      Darlene 4 years ago

      It was wonderful

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