Olive Garden's Herb Garlic Chicken Con Broccoli

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 5m
Ready In

"Can use tenderized chicken cutlets for easier time."

Original is 4 servings
  • Dredge
  • Sauce
  • Topping


  • Serving Size: 1 (838.1 g)
  • Calories 1069.8
  • Total Fat - 51.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 22.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 200.5 mg
  • Sodium - 939.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 101.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 14 g
  • Sugars - 5.1 g
  • Protein - 54.6 g
  • Calcium - 336.2 mg
  • Iron - 3.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 82.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Cook pasta in heavily salted boiling water until al dente.

Step 2

Add the broccoli directly to the pasta water when the pasta has 7 minutes left.

Step 3

Save 1/2 cup pasta water.

Step 4


Step 5


Step 6

Mix flour, garlic salt, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes in a shallow bowl.

Step 7

Butterfly and pound the chicken flat.

Step 8

Dredge in flour mixture.

Step 9

Set aside.

Step 10

Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.

Step 11

When the oil is very hot, add two pieces of chicken to pan.

Step 12

Cook undisturbed for 4 minutes before turning to the other side.

Step 13

Flip to the other side and cook another 3 minutes then lower the heat to medium and continue cooking until it reaches 165 degrees.

Step 14

Keep warm.

Step 15

Repeat with remaining two pieces of chicken adding more oil if necessary.

Step 16

Add pasta water and pasta and broccoli.

Step 17

Scrape browned bits from bottom of pan.

Step 18

Simmer until sauce is cooked and pasta is not mushy.

Step 19

Add heavy cream.

Step 20


Step 21

Meanwhile in a separate skillet, melt butter and olive oil over medium heat.

Step 22

Add garlic and saute until fragrant.

Step 23

Mix half and half with bouillon and cornstarch and quickly whisk it into the pan.

Step 24

Continue to cook over medium heat until the mixture starts to bubble and thicken.

Step 25

Remove from heat and salt to taste.

Step 26

Add saucy pasta and broccoli.

Step 27

Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary and serve with a chicken breast on top and garnish with cracked black pepper and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.


No special items needed.

1 Reviews


Best of the best recipe here. Delish!! It's a great combination of chicken, pasta, broccoli, and sauce. It's so creamy and tasty. We really loved the orecchiette pasta.


review by:
(28 Oct 2023)

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