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Pan filled with chicken ranch pasta with broccoli and lots of herbs.
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Chicken Ranch Pasta with Broccoli

Chicken ranch pasta with broccoli made with 6 simple ingredients for a cozy and comforting healthy dinner. Comes together in 30 minutes and perfect for an easy weeknight meal or meal prep. Loaded with protein, carbs, and fats for a balanced meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword broccoli chicken pasta, chicken broccoli pasta, chicken ranch pasta, chicken ranch pasta salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5 servings/10 cups
Calories 572kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

  • 8-12 ounces pasta* (use gluten-free if necessary)
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breast (roughly chopped into 1-inch pieces)
  • 6 heaping cups broccoli florets (about 1 pound/2 small heads)
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons ranch dressing
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup packed herbs, roughly chopped (parsley, dill, chives...)
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Cook your pasta according to the instructions on the package.
  • When the pasta has about 12 minutes left, heat up a large saute pan (make sure it is very large) or cast iron and let it get hot. Add oil and let it get hot, about 30 seconds. Add the chicken and season with salt and pepper. Sauté for 5-6 minutes until browned on the outside and cooked through.
  • Remove chicken from the pan, leaving behind the juices. Add broccoli and a little more salt and pepper and sauté in chicken juices for 4-5 minutes until al dente. Add chicken and pasta back into the pan and mix well to combine. Add the ranch, lemon juice, and lots of chopped herbs and mix well to combine. Add more ranch if desired. Enjoy (can be eaten hot or cold)!

Notes

*I used fresh Taste Republic gluten-free pasta (from the refrigerator section at the store) and the serving size is 3 ounces dry. I used 12 ounces in total. If using boxed pasta, you can use less if you like.
Nutrition information will vary based on the kind of pasta and ranch dressing you use.

Nutrition

Serving: 2cups | Calories: 572kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 3.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.9g | Potassium: 840mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1.5g | Vitamin A: 601IU | Vitamin C: 80mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 2.3mg