Easy Chicken Pasta in 15 Minutes

Posted March 7, 2014 by Wendy Wright in Recipes
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Easy Chicken Pasta in 15 minutes via @pluggedinfamily

Can you make a tasty and delicious meal in just 15 minutes? This was a challenge for me but it can be done. My Easy Chicken Pasta recipe received rave reviews from everyone in my family and we were excited to try out some new spices sent to us from Gourmet Garden.

Creating a 15 Minute Supper was easy when I focused on a few of my favorite ingredients: chicken, pine nuts, pasta, and broccoli.

For this recipe I had the pleasure to try herbs and seasonings from Gourmet Garden. Each herb and spices comes in a tube that is kept in the refrigerator or freezer. The ingredients are fresh tasting and my favorite is the Chunky Garlic and the Italian Herbs. Adding these two together creates a great combination and if you are a garlic lover then use the 2:1 ratio with 2 parts for the garlic.

Easy Chicken Pasta in 15 Minutes with Gourmet Garden via @PluggedInFamily

Easy Chicken Pasta


  • 2 cups chicken pre-cooked or leftovers
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 3 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 pound Giada De Laurentiis Organic Galletti Pasta
  • 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Gourmet Garden Chunky Garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon Gourmet Garden Italian Herbs paste
  • pinch sea salt
  • pinch pepper
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese to taste


  1. While waiting for the water to boil for the pasta, begin toasting the pine nuts in a small pan on medium low heat.
  2. In a large pan, add 1 teaspoon of  Extra Virgin Olive Oil, sea salt, and pepper to cook the broccoli for 2 minutes to soften. Pull out of pan and set aside.
  3. As soon as the water boils add the pasta.
  4. Add 1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil to the same pan the broccoli was in and brown the chicken.
  5. When pasta is fully cooked at 9 minutes, drain and add to the pan of chicken. Add pine nuts, broccoli, 2 teaspoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil, chunky garlic, Italian herbs paste and mix well then serve.
  6. Add freshly grated Parmesan cheese to taste.

Serves: 6
Prep Time and Cook Time: 15 minutes

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Now onto the giveaway!

Gourmet Garden was awesome and sent me a cooler bag filled with eleven of their herbs and spices but they also want to send one to you too. Just use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter to win your own bag of spices delivered directly to your door. Giveaway ends on March 14, 2014 at 12:01 am EST.

We are so excited to be partnering with Gourmet Garden. Gourmet Garden offers convenient herbs and spices in tubes that make creating 15 Minute Suppers a breeze. No washing or chopping required…just squeeze in some herbs to quickly flavor your suppers! Need more quick 15 minute recipe ideas? Check out these other great 15 Minute Suppers.

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About the Author

Wendy Wright

Head Geek at Plugged In Family often found at Comicon, Disneyland, or online increasing her gamer score on Xbox. As a member of the 501st Legion, Wendy spreads her love of Star Wars across the Galaxy in her Jawa costume volunteering for charities with her husband and two sons.



    I love the unique pasta shape! I don’t think I have ever seen those before. This looks heavenly!


    Yum! This looks great- and I love how easy it is!


    I love how pretty the galletti pasta looks in this dish!

    Carlyn | East Valley Mom Guide

    Broccoli and garlic are favorites of mine- can’t wait to try it out!


    OK, I think you used MY favorite ingredients (and spices) too! That pasta looks delicious and absolutely beautiful!


    OMG – this looks so darn delicious!!


    I have never been good a toasting pine nuts! This looks super yummy!

    Sonya Morris

    I love cooking with garlic.

    15 Minute Suppers

    This sounds amazing Wendy! So glad you enjoyed the Gourmet Garden products.


    Most definitely garlic. I love garlic!

    (Nikki Marie on rafflecopter)


    I love cooking with garlic. I add it to everything!


    Love garlic

    Melissa M

    We love to cook with garlic


    Oooh, I see pine nuts in there…yum!! This sounds perfect to me.

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