Lemon Broccoli & Herbed Chicken with Penne

One of our favorite recipes for the summer because this dish is great warm or cold.  An abundance of broccoli and herbs provides a nice boost of vitamins and antioxidants.

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Lemon Broccoli & Herbed Chicken with Brown Rice Penne
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  • 5 tablespoons jovial Reserve Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, minced
  • 1½ pounds broccoli florets
  • 16-ounces boneless chicken breast
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, minced
  • fine sea salt and crushed black pepper to taste
  • One 12-ounce box of your favorite jovial Penne Rigate (Gluten Free or Einkorn)


  1. In large serving bowl, whisk together 4 tablespoons of the olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, and chives.
  2. Bring 4 quarts of water to a rolling boil. Add salt to taste and cook broccoli for 3 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and toss in serving bowl with the olive oil mixture.
  3. Season chicken with the remaining tablespoon of olive oil, rosemary, sage, thyme, and salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Heat a large skillet on medium heat, add the chicken and brown well on both sides until cooked through.
  5. Slice the chicken in strips and add to the broccoli.
  6. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  7. Drain the pasta and toss with sauce in serving bowl.
  8. Serve immediately.