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Angel Hair with Chicken, Broccoli, and Pine Nuts

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I had this delicious and unique dish at a family friend’s house when I was very little, and it became a family staple ever since then. I recently had quite a craving for this meal, so I got the recipe from my mom (and made a few alterations).

-3 boneless chicken breasts
-12 oz chicken broth
-1 head broccoli, cut into pieces
-1 c bean sprouts (if desired)
-1/2 c pine nuts (toasted)
-Whole wheat angel hair
-3 T cornstarch
-Water

1) In deep skillet, heat chicken broth. Add chicken and turn pieces occasionally till cooked.
2) Prepare the angel hair according to package directions.
3) Toast pine nuts till golden, about 5 minutes on medium heat, tossing occasionally.
4) Make a cornstarch paste out of 3T cornstarch and a little cold water. Shake/stir mixture till smooth.
5) After chicken is cooked, remove it from pan. Add cornstarch paste to chicken liquid in pan, turn up heat, and stir till forms a clear, thick sauce (perhaps add a little water at a time to keep the paste smooth).
6) Cook the broccoli in the sauce (make sure there is more sauce than just what sticks to the broccoli).
7) Shred/cut up chicken and add the chicken to sauce. Add the bean sprouts now if you are including them. Add the angel hair and stir to combine.
8) Heat through, top with pine nuts, and serve.

I forgot to take a picture, but this is pretty close…

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This meal was a hit here too, and it saves nicely for leftovers!

Angel Hair with Chicken, Broccoli, and Pine Nuts

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless chicken breasts
  • 12 oz chicken broth
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup bean sprouts (if desired)
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts (toasted)
  • 1 lb whole wheat angel hair
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch
  • Water

Directions

  1. In deep skillet, heat chicken broth. Add chicken and turn pieces occasionally till cooked.
  2. Prepare the angel hair according to package directions.
  3. Toast pine nuts till golden, about 5 minutes on medium heat, tossing occasionally.
  4. Make a cornstarch paste out of cornstarch and a little cold water. Shake/stir mixture till smooth.
  5. After chicken is cooked, remove it from pan. Add cornstarch paste to chicken liquid in pan, turn up heat, and stir till forms a clear, thick sauce.
  6. Cook the broccoli in the sauce.
  7. Shred/cut up chicken and add the chicken to sauce. Add the bean sprouts now if you are including them. Add the angel hair and stir to combine.
  8. Heat through, top with pine nuts, and serve.
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