What’s for dinner? Well it was quick, simple & fabulous. I had this lonely lemon sitting in the fridge & I knew I had to do something with it. My solution was to create this Lemon Broccoli Pasta.
 It has just a hint of lemon & the crunchy broccoli totally makes it.
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Simple Lemon Broccoli Pasta
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Lemon Broccoli pasta, simple, clean & refreshing.
Serves: 8 servings
  • 1 pound pasta (any shape)
  • 4 cups frozen or fresh broccoli florets or pieces
  • 1 medium red onion, diced (about ¼ cup)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon peel
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon garlic salt
  • 1 large chicken breast, diced
  • 1 stick butter
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  1. Cook the pasta according to the directions on the box.
  2. Add broccoli, onion & olive oil to a skillet & cook over medium for ten minutes.
  3. Stir in lemon peel, lemon juice, black pepper, minced garlic, & garlic salt.
  4. Add diced chicken & butter, cook for another ten minutes.
  5. Remove from heat & add chicken & broccoli mixture to a large bowl with pasta & sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the pasta. Stir & serve hot.
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  • Fashion Mom

    hmmmmmmm you make me so envy , it's exactly the kind of food who fits with our weather today x

  • grace

    impressive! You should have your own cookbook

  • Anonymous

    you should totally have your own healthy/delicious cookbook!

  • Raquel

    Grace! I am actually compiling a recipe collection & it would be amazing to create a cookbook. It's on my ever so long to do list : )

  • grace

    Well I'll buy it when ya do! 🙂

  • Melissa: Write it in Lipstick

    Wow that does look easy to make and it also looks delicious. I love pasta and I love broccoli

    Write it in Lipstick

  • Jelka

    Looks delicious!

  • Vanesa

    Ummmmmmm!!!! i think this is what i,m going to eat today!
    Thanks honey!



  • delirious jellybean

    I love broccoli! Never thought of throwing it into pasta though! I might just give it a try this weekend! 😀 Thanks, lov! xo

  • Heather Fonseca

    I make something sort of similar, except mine is just broccoli, garlic, parmesan and olive oil. You start by cooking the pasta in salted water like usual, then add in the broccoli florets when there is about 4 minutes left of cooking for the pasta. In the meantime mince a few cloves of garlic with some salt and add them with some olive oil to a big bowl. When the pasta and broccoli is done scoop out about a cup of the cooking water and put to the side, then drain the pasta and pour it into the garlic mixture. Mix like crazy with some of the left over cooking water and grated parmesan cheese.

    It's garlicy as heck, but really good.

    Thanks for your nice comment on my blog!


  • Raquel

    Grace, I am counting on you as a first sale ; )

    Thanks everyone for the lovely comments & Heather, I will have to try your version as well. Garlic is very yummy

  • Susanne

    Hello lovely, I´d love to give you a huge ´thank you´ for liking the colour board I created for Brooke´s blog Bright Wishes! 🙂


  • Sunny & Star

    That looks delicious. I am so hungry now. Time for me to start planning dinner.

  • Sisters and Sisters

    Looks delicious we love pasta!

    H&C from Amsterdam

  • Krizia

    Yum, that looks delicious!

    x Krizia


  • Suzie Salmon

    When you tweeted about this, my reaction was YUM…Now seeing the recipe, I want to make it for breakfast this morning!!

    Happy Friday Girl!

  • Herine

    looks gd and healthy! definitely what i would like 😉

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