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7 Cups
Prep time:
15 minutes
Cooking time:
30 minutes


1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast (2-3 halves)
2 teaspoons oil
1 ¼ cups water
1 teaspoon chicken bouillon
1 can (10.5 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup
1 teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon garlic powder or 2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups small shell pasta, uncooked
2 ½ cups broccoli, chopped (fresh or frozen)
1 cup (4 ounces) cheddar cheese, shredded


  1. Cut chicken breast into bite sized pieces. Sauté pieces in oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat (350 degrees in an electric skillet) until lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Add water, bouillon, soup, pepper and garlic to skillet. Stir until smooth. Add pasta and broccoli.
  3. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer until pasta is tender, 15 - 20 minutes. Add a small amount of water near end of cooking if needed to prevent sticking.
  4. Add cheese during last two minutes of cooking. 
  5. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


  • Try whole grain pasta for more fiber.
  • Try pasta in a different shape, such as spiral or elbow.
  • Add other vegetables such as peas, grated carrots or chopped bell peppers.
  • In place of chicken, use 1 1/2 cups of white beans (a 15-ounce can, drained and rinsed), another meat, or canned tuna or salmon.
  • Best served immediately. Reheated broccoli changes color and might have a less pleasant taste.