Angel Hair Chicken and Veggies

I found this Angel Hair Chicken recipe in a church cookbook before I was married.  It's simple and easy...and the vegetables in it taste quite good!  (Says the woman who is not a vegetable fan.)  I have only adapted it a bit for our tastes.
Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken
6-8 oz angel hair (or spaghetti) pasta
2 cups cooked, cubed chicken
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 carrot, sliced and chopped
2 cups broccoli (thaw if frozen)
2 cloves garlic, minced
2/3 cup chicken broth
1 teaspoon dried basil
¼ c+ Parmesan cheese

Cook pasta according to directions.  While it is cooking, heat oil in a frying pan.  Add carrots.  Cook about 4 minutes, stirring.  Add broccoli and garlic.  Cook 2 more minutes.

Add broth, basil, cheese to skillet.  Stir.  Add warm chicken to pan.  Reduce heat and simmer for 4 minutes.  Pour chicken and vegetable mixture over drained pasta or top pasta with mixture on each serving plate.  

Meat, vegetables, broth, and cheese cooking in a skillet. 
Please Note:
~ The original recipe actually suggested using 12 ounces of pasta.  I prefer less pasta and more meat and vegetables, but you can adjust the recipe as desired.
~ If you do not have any cooked meat on hand, cube and cook 2 chicken breasts in olive oil and drain on paper towel.  I typically have leftover roasted chicken in the freezer which makes this recipe cook up in a flash.
~ Since I always use frozen broccoli, I prefer to cook it before adding it to the pan.  However, I do tend to like broccoli a bit over-cooked.  (Not that I like broccoli.  I don't.  But when I do eat it...)
~ To slice my carrots, I actually use my peeler to cut them.  The thin carrots cook very quickly.  

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~ Annette {This Simple Mom}

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