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One Pan Pasta with Broccoli, Cottage Cheese & Chicken

A childhood favorite of mine made into an adult version.
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken recipes, cottage cheese, easy recipe, healthy dinner, healthy lunch, Pasta, pasta recipe, weight water, ww, ww meals


  • Pot or pan
  • Microwave
  • Air fryer or oven


  • Avocado oil spray to coat pan
  • 1 Small Shallot or onion Chopped
  • 1 TBSP Garlic minced


  • 2 oz. Whole wheat elbow pasta Dry
  • 2 Cups Water or unsalted chicken broth Or until pasta is covered
  • Salt for pasta water


  • 1- 1 1/2 Cups Cooked broccoli Chopped
  • 3/4 Cup Cottage cheese (Low fat or your choice) I use Good Culture brand
  • Splash Lemon juice


  • 1 Chicken breast
  • Dak's Nothin But Ranch seasoning or seasoning of your choice
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Zest of a lemon
  • Parsley to garnish, optional
  • 1 tsp Grated parmesan cheese optional
  • I Can't Believe It's Not Butter spray to garnish


  • First get your chicken into the air fryer or you can also cook in the pan you are cooking the whole meal in. If cooking in an air fryer set to 380/390 season chicken and cook until 165 degrees. If cooking in the pan season chicken and cook through, then set aside.
  • While chicken is cooking, saut√© onions in a light coating of avocado oil until translucent. Add garlic and cook for about 30 seconds.
  • Add the dry pasta and cooking liquid. Cover pan with lid and cook on med-high for about 8 minutes or until pasta is cooked to al dente.
  • Add the chopped cooked broccoli, lemon juice and season with salt & pepper to taste.
  • Add the cooked sliced chicken, lemon zest and parsley to garnish
  • Add parmesan cheese and butter (optional) to garnish


This recipe could easily serve 2 people 
7 WW (Personal points earned with veggies added)
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8 Bites on BB Healthi (Formerly called iTrackBites)
595 Calories/ 7.2g Fat/ 69.3g Carbs/ 69.4g Protein