Dinner, Naturally – Chicken Broccoli Spaghetti

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Going grocery shopping can often be overwhelming.  There are so many choices and so many brands.  What’s so great about living where we do is that from boxed goods to dairy and frozen foods to meat, we as consumers have the ability to choose what is best for our families when buying ingredients for meals.

It’s refreshing to see companies, like NatureRaised Farms® brand, committing to “Doing What’s Right, Right from the Start.”  They want your family to experience the joy of good food – both it’s delicious taste and because it’s 100% all natural*.

Now if only they can get my family to enjoy broccoli…or maybe they can!  Since NatureRaised Farms brand of chicken is a well-balanced choice for families, it makes sense to make a well-balanced, great tasting meal with it as well.

CHICKEN BROCCOLI SPAGHETTI
(adapted from Campbell’s chicken recipes) – serves 4

What You’ll Need

8 oz of dry spaghetti, cooked and drained
1 cup of frozen petite broccoli florets
2 tablespoons of butter
1 3/4 pounds of chicken breast tenderloins cut into 1 inch pieces
1 can of Cream of Celery soup
1/2 cup of skim milk
1/2 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese

How to Make it

1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions, adding the frozen broccoli during the last 4 minutes of cooking time.  Drain.

2. Over medium high heat, melt the butter in a large skillet.  Cook chicken until browned and cooked through.

3. Using the same skillet or the pot that you cooked the spaghetti in, stir the soup, milk, cheese, spaghetti noodles with broccoli, and the chicken together over medium heat until the mixture is hot and bubbling; continually stirring so it does not stick to the bottom of the pot or skillet.  Plate and serve, adding additional Parmesan cheese on top if you like.

We like to pair this with a Caesar salad or crusty buns to dip in olive oil and Parmesan garlic seasoning.  You could substitute other vegetables or add additional ones to the broccoli as well.  To make it even healthier consider making it with whole wheat spaghetti.  While we typically don’t eat dessert on a weeknight, mini tiramisu cups, zeppolis or gelato would be a great way to finish off this meal.

I spend a lot of time in my kitchen preparing meals that I hope my family will enjoy, so I appreciate the honesty and trust that is in NatureRaised Farms brand ingredients.  They have a commitment to animal welfare before the ingredients are put on the store shelves and ultimately on your family’s plates (they even bring in independent third-party agencies to certify the welfare of the animals), and their products are authentic.

* Minimally processed.  No artificial ingredients.

Thank you NatureRaised Foods and Technorati for being sponsors of this article. All opinions expressed here are my own.

Comments

  1. We get tired of regular old spaghetti here. I know what I'm going to do the next time we want pasta!

  2. My husband would love this! I'm bookmarking to save and make later. 🙂

    Thanks!

  3. Great way to mix up an old favorite!

  4. I love ways of making spaghetti that are different than just using a tomato-based sauce. Gonna try this soon!

  5. I really like broccoli and pasta together, though I hadn't added chicken yet. I will now!

  6. http://Maralea says

    All of our favorites in one dish! Pinning this for sure!

  7. http://vickie%20couturier says

    this looks good ,never thought of having spaghetti this way ,

  8. We always make it a point to eat as natural and organic as possible. I make a similar pasta dish using Greek yogurt instead of Cream of Celery soup. I would love to try your recipe!

  9. That looks so good! Pinned for later!

  10. http://anne says

    A great alternate to regular spaghetti!

  11. http://Terri%20Bale says

    Nice switch up with substituting chicken for beef.

  12. This sounds great for a family dinner during a busy work week.

  13. This looks so good.

  14. Oh my! This looks really good!

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