Chicken with Angel Hair Pasta

 

INGREDIENTS:

  •    * 1 tablespoon olive oil
  •    * 2 teaspoons butter
  •    * 3 boneless chicken breast halves cut into 1-inch cubes
  •    * 1 carrot, sliced on diagonal into 1/4-inch thick pieces
  •    * 1 1/2 cups frozen broccoli florets, thawed
  •    * 2 cloves garlic, minced
  •    * 12 ounces angel hair pasta or linguini
  •    * 2/3 cup chicken broth
  •    * 1 teaspoon dried leaf basil
  •    * salt and pepper, to taste
  •    * 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese

PREPARATION:

Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil and 1 teaspoon butter in skillet over medium heat; add chicken. Cook chicken, stirring, until chicken is cooked through, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove chicken with slotted spoon to paper towels.

 

Add remaining 1 teaspoon oil and 1 teaspoon butter to skillet; add carrot and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes. Add broccoli and garlic to the skillet and cook, stirring for about 2 minutes longer.

 

Cook pasta according to package directions. To the skillet add chicken broth, basil, and Parmesan cheese; stir to blend. Reduce heat; simmer 4 minutes. Drain pasta well; arrange in a serving dish and top with the chicken and vegetable.