Creamy Chicken & Broccoli Bowties


12 oz. bowties

1  head broccoli, cut into florets

1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

2  boneless skinless chicken breasts

kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1 c. milk

1/2 c. freshly grated Parmesan

6 oz. cream cheese, softened

3  cloves garlic, minced

Crushed red pepper flakes, for garnish


  1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook bowties according to package directions until al dente. During the last 2 minutes of cooking, add broccoli and cook until bright green. Drain and return to pot.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add chicken breasts and season with salt and pepper. Cook until golden, 8 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate to let rest, then thinly slice.
  3. Add milk, Parmesan, cream cheese, and garlic to skillet and let melt and thicken, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add cooked bowties and broccoli and chicken to skillet and toss until completely combined.
  5. Garnish with crushed red pepper flakes and serve.

Recipe adapted from Delish
Cook time: 30 mins