This is a very quick and very tasty chicken recipe with angel hair pasta. It is made with chicken breasts, broccoli, garlic, and Parmesan cheese. I add a tossed salad and crusty bread for a complete and satisfying meal. It takes about 20 minutes to prepare.

This is also a very good meal for when you have company coming !!

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


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 mixture.

Serves 4