Chicken and Broccoli in Lemon Sauce
Serves: 6

Chicken and Broccoli in Lemon Sauce

A healthier version of the popular take out dish you can make any time at home!

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 35 minutes


  • 1 bunch broccoli, cut in bite size pieces (1 1/3 pounds)
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut in thin strips
  • 4 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced thinly
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound pasta, any shape
  • black pepper to taste
Serving Size: 1.5 cups
Total Fat14 g
Saturated Fat2.5 g
Cholesterol64 mg
Sodium125 mg
Total Carbohydrate64 g
Dietary Fiber5 g
Total Sugars4 g
Added Sugars included0 g
Protein32 g


  1. Cook pasta and drain, reserving cup of the pasta water.
  2. In frying pan, sauté garlic in oil on low flame.
  3. Add sliced chicken and sauté about 10 minutes.
  4. Add broccoli and sauté 5 additional minutes.
  5. Add reserved pasta water and lemon juice and heat through.
  6. Toss cooked chicken and broccoli mixture with pasta.
  7. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Recipe Source: Food and Nutrition Education in Communities – Cornell

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