Baked Penne with Chicken, Broccoli, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Smoked Mozzarella
We turned this classic combination into a crowd-pleasing casserole.
Why This Recipe Works
For a baked pasta and chicken recipe with a light sauce, moist chicken, and vibrant green broccoli, we began with the sauce, replacing some of the cream that we saw in many recipes with chicken broth and white wine, and thickening the sauce with a little flour. We settled on poaching the chicken right in the sauce, which produced chicken that remained tender and juicy without losing any flavor. To prepare the broccoli for our baked pasta and chicken recipe, we found that one minute in the boiling pasta water was all it took to take the raw edge off the broccoli and turn it bright green.