This is what I almost always order at the Olive Garden! I've had this recipe printed off for years and finally decided to give it a try! The chicken was not a very close match to the Olive Garden, it was a little dry and for all the seasonings, it was pretty bland. But, the pasta/broccoli and sauce part was DELISH! Next time I will double the sauce as there was no extra in the pan and it definitely needed more. Yummy!
1 lb. chicken breasts with seasonings (1-2 tsp. dried basil, parsley and rosemary; 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes; salt and pepper to taste. Rub into chicken breasts. I also flattened the chicken with a rolling pin before seasoning.)
2 tsp. olive oil
4 oz. dry pasta (I used medium shells as they were the closest thing I could find to the way they serve it at the Olive Garden)
1 c. heavy whipping cream
2 T. butter
2 tsp. minced garlic
2 tsp. cornstarch
1 c. fresh broccoli florets
salt and pepper to taste
2 T. grated Parmesan cheese
Cook chicken in olive oil until done and browned. Set aside.
Cook pasta until "almost" done. Drain.
Stir butter and garlic in saucepan. Cook until garlic caramelizes. Add cream and cornstarch and stir on medium heat until thickened. Add pasta. Stir in chicken and broccoli and simmer until noodles are done.
Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and salt and pepper to taste.
Note: I do have the web address where I originally found this recipe, but it is no longer there.