This is a very easy dish to make; although I doubled the amount of the Tomato Basil Cheddar to make a stronger flavor. on 10/18/2010
8 ounces penne or other small pasta shape
2 cups small broccoli florets
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups shredded cooked chicken
4 ounces Tomato Basil Cheddar, grated (about 1 cup)
1. In large pot of boiling salted water, cook penne according to package directions, adding broccoli for last two minutes of cooking time.
2. Remove 1/2 cup of cooking water and set aside. Drain penne and broccoli in colander.
3. Return pot to heat and add oil and garlic; stir until fragrant, about 10 seconds. Add drained penne and broccoli, reserved cooking water and salt.
4. Remove pan from heat and add chicken and cheese, stirring until cheese is melted.