Simple Chicken and Veggie Pasta with Sweet Onions

This simple, veggie-packed pasta dish is ready in just 30 minutes for a quick and easy weeknight dinner. Filled with chicken, broccoli, carrots, onions and tomatoes, this pasta is equal parts hearty and delicious! Recipe and photography courtesy of Healthy Family Project.

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, chopped
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • ½ sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 12 oz bowtie pasta, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • ⅓ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp parsley, chopped
  1. Heat 1 Tbsp of oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and cook 5 to 7 minutes, or until cooked through. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  2. Return skillet to heat. Add 1 Tbsp of oil, broccoli, garlic, carrots and onions. Cook for 10 minutes, or until veggies are tender-crisp.
  3. Stir in chicken, tomatoes, and salt. Cook for 3 minutes, or until chicken is heated and tomatoes soften.
  4. Stir in cooked pasta and lemon juice. Sprinkle with cheese and parsley.

Visit the USDA's Food Safety & Inspection Service website for tips on how to safely handle and cook chicken.

If you like this recipe, try our Chicken Fried Rice with Sweet Onions!

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes