Allergy-Free Chicken Broccoli Penne Pasta

Note: Recipe for use with your families favorite allergy-free brands of all ingredients shown.

Chicken Broccoli Penne Pasta

An easy, delicious, allergy-free hearty pasta dish your family will love!
My toddler loves me to use "twirly noodles"!  :)
Author: Allergy Free & Delicious
Prep Time: 15 Mins
Cook Time: 25 Mins
Total Time: 40 Mins
Yield: 6 Hearty Servings

*Tip: Our local grocer makes awesome Whole Roasted Deli Chickens allergen free that make this meal even more simple. Check out your local grocer! Cost wise it's about the same as roasting the chicken yourself!

  • Whole Roasted Chicken (I use a whole deli chicken*)
  • 1 Box Whole Wheat Penne Pasta or Spiral Pasta
  • 24oz Can/Jar Spaghetti Sauce
  • 1 White Onion, chopped.
  • 3 Cloves of garlic, chopped.
  • 2 Nice Heads of Fresh Broccoli, bite size pieces.
  • 1-2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • Salt, Pepper to taste
  • 1/4 Tsp. Italian seasoning
  • Optional: Dairy free mozzarella style "cheese" shreds

Heat 1-2 Tablespoons of oil in large skillet over medium heat. Chop onion, and add onion to pan, seasoning. Cooking until translucent (about 10 minutes). While onions are cooking, carve your chicken and cut into bite sized pieces, set aside. Wash broccoli and chop into bite sized pieces, set aside in a pot to boil or steam. Then chop your garlic, 2-3 cloves is what our family likes, you may use more or less. 

Once onions are translucent, add garlic to skillet cook one to two minutes stirring frequently. Add chicken, and season with a little salt, pepper and Italian seasoning. Cook for about 2 minutes to let the flavored oil absorb into the chicken and spices to toast a little. Next add the can of spaghetti sauce to the skillet, and bring to a simmer on medium low heat. Stir occasionally, we want all of these flavors to marry while we prep the rest of the meal. Low and slow :)

Bring a large pot of water to boil, add pasta, cooking according to box directions. While the water is coming to a boil, steam or boil your broccoli for about 7 or so minutes (or until it is tender crisp, but not mushy) and blanch in a bowl of ice water or run some cold water over to stop the cooking. Set aside.

Once noodles and broccoli are cooked pour chicken sauce mixture into your pot of cooked and drained pasta, and add broccoli stir everything together and voilla! You have an easy, delicious and healthful allergy-free meal your friends and family will love! Serve immediately, and top with dairy free mozzarrella style cheese if you desire. :) Bon appetit!

Tip: If your pasta is done before broccoli, add a touch of oil to the noodles and stir to prevent clumping.

Interested in converting some of your favorite recipes into allergy free versions with simple substitutions? Check out our recipe for Allergy-Free Worcestershire Sauce! It has opened many doors for our family!


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