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This easy Chicken Broccoli Skillet Dinner recipe is done in under 30 minutes! It’s an easy meal for weeknight dinners with a creamy parmesan sauce and lots of pasta. Even the pickiest eaters will love this easy chicken and broccoli pasta.

pasta mixed with broccoli in a silver skillet.


Easy Chicken and Broccoli Pasta Skillet

One pot meals are a staple at our house, and this easy chicken and broccoli skillet is in our permanent dinner rotation. It’s family-friendly and an easy 30 minute meal!

It’s like a cross between a chicken and broccoli stir fry, chicken and broccoli casserole, and a creamy pasta dish. The flavors are amazing – savory, comforting, and delicious. It’s one of those meals you throw together last minute with what you have in your pantry and fridge.

It’s basically an all-year dinner for us – during the fall and winter, it’s so cozy, and it’s great during the spring and summer when we have so many kid activities going on. Picky eaters love this too – and it’s a one pot dish. I’ve made this chicken broccoli 30 minute meal so many times I’ve lost count!

pasta and chicken mixed with broccoli on a grey plate.

Ingredients Needed

  • Pasta: I love using whole wheat egg noodles but you can use your favorite shape and kind of pasta.
  • Broccoli: Cut the florets off the stalk and into bite size pieces.
  • Yellow Onion: Dice it small
  • Garlic: Mince it or use a paste
  • Cream of Mushroom Soup: This makes the sauce
  • Milk: I used nonfat milk but you can use nondairy or water or chicken stock
  • Cheese: It’s so good with some shredded parmesan cheese
  • Chicken: I use already cooked chicken. This is great for using leftover chicken if you meal prep shredded chicken like I do, or if you have a rotisserie chicken.

How to Make Easy Chicken and Broccoli Skillet

  1. Bring water to a boil in a large pan or skillet. Cook the noodles following the package instructions. When there are three minutes of cooking time left to go, add the broccoli florets and boil them with the noodles. Drain them and set them aside.
  2. Heat the oil in the same pan. Add the onion and garlic and cook them until the onions are softened and translucent.
  3. Add the soup, milk, cheese, and pepper. Stir to combine and then mix in the cooked chicken. Once the chicken is heated, add the cooked noodles and broccoli. Stir well to coat everything in the sauce. Top each serving with more Parmesan cheese.
pasta mixed with broccoli in a silver skillet.

Easy Substitutions

Pasta: Instead of egg noodles, you can make this one pot chicken broccoli dinner with any kind of pasta shape. So, use what you have on hand!

Soup: Instead of mushroom soup, try cream of potato soup or cream of chicken soup to change the flavor.

Milk: For a more decadent sauce, use whole milk instead of lowfat milk.

Chicken: Use my Instant Pot shredded chicken for this recipe, or get a rotisserie chicken from the store to make it really easy.

FAQ

What goes good with broccoli?

Broccoli is one of those veggies that goes with practically everything! It’s wonderful with chicken in this one pot chicken broccoli dinner, but it also goes great with beef, pork, and turkey.

Do I have to start with cooked chicken?

No, you can use raw chicken breasts and cook them first.

How do I use fresh chicken in this recipe?

Cut the chicken into small bite-sized pieces. After you cook and drain the noodles and broccoli, cook the chicken in the same pan with some olive oil. Brown the chicken on both sides for about five to ten minutes. Take it out of the pan and set it aside while you make the sauce. Once the sauce is ready, add the cooked chicken, noodles, and broccoli. Stir and serve!

pasta mixed with broccoli in a silver skillet.

Chicken Broccoli Skillet

5 from 2 votes
Chicken Broccoli Skillet dinner is an easy 30 minute dinner recipe that the whole family will love. It’s picky eater approved!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 4 servings
Serving Size 1 serving

Ingredients
 

  • 8 ounces whole wheat egg noodles or any pasta
  • 3 cups broccoli florets or more, if desired
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ medium yellow onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 10.5 ounce can cream of mushroom soup (see note)
  • ½ cup nonfat milk
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese use fresh not from the green canister
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Salt and more pepper to taste
  • 2 cups cooked chicken see note
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Instructions

  • Bring water to boil in large skillet (you can also do this in a separate saucepan). Cook noodles according to package directions adding the broccoli to the pan when there is about 3 minutes of cooking time left for the noodles. Cook until both are cooked, drain and set aside.
  • Using the same pan, heat the olive oil. Cook the onion and garlic until onions are translucent, about 3-4 minutes. Add the soup, milk, parmesan, and pepper. Whisk or stir to combine. Add the chicken to the pan to heat it through then add the noodles and broccoli to the pot. Stir to combine.
  • Add more shredded parmesan for serving, if desired.

Recipe Notes

  1. I used Campbell’s Healthy Request condensed soup, use what you prefer. You can also use cream of chicken or cream of potato soup in place of the cream of mushroom.
  2. You can also use rotisserie chicken in this recipe in place of my instant pot shredded chicken.
  3. If you are using FRESH chicken that is not already cooked: dice chicken into small bite sized pieces. After the noodles and broccoli have been removed from the pan, add 1 tablespoon olive oil to the pan. Add the chicken and cook, searing on both sides, for about 5-10 minutes (depending on size of chicken pieces) then remove to a plate. You want the chicken almost cooked at that point. Continue the recipe to make the sauce then return the chicken and any accumulated juices to the pan and let finish cooking in the sauce.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 456kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 302mg | Potassium: 593mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 650IU | Vitamin C: 62.4mg | Calcium: 252mg | Iron: 2.5mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Main Course
Cuisine American

This easy Chicken Broccoli Skillet Dinner recipe is done in under 30 minutes! It’s an easy meal for weeknight dinners with a creamy parmesan sauce and lots of pasta.

Last Updated on January 10, 2024



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2 Comments

  1. This looks amazing! I will definately give it a try!
    I hope I will manage as I am not a great cook!

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