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The resounding theme we have heard for resolutions this year is not just for living a healthier lifestyle, but to be more intentional with the time we all do have. Every season is busy, and thinking you can ‘do it all’ well-will lead to those New Year resolutions fizzling fast.

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This recipe is absolutely amazing! It will be featured on an upcoming menu but we couldn’t wait that long to share it with you! Enjoy and be sure to tag us (Instagram) @Mindful Menu (facebook) if you make this recipe! We want to hear how you liked it.


Creamy Garlic Chicken Penne & Broccoli


  • 8 oz. whole wheat Penne pasta

  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts

  • ground black pepper

  • 1 tsp. garlic powder

  • 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil

  • 2 tbsp. butter

  • 6 cloves of garlic, minced

  • 1 tbsp. flour

  • 1 c. heavy cream (can sub in milk/nut milk of choice)

  • 1/2 c. freshly grated Parmesan, plus more for serving

  • Fresh thyme or parsley, for serving

  • Bundle of broccoli (or steam in bag)

  • Sea salt to taste


  • In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta according to package directions until al dente.

  • Drain and return to pot.

  • Season chicken with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning.

  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil, then cook chicken until browned on both sides and cooked through.

  • Dice chicken, set aside, and cover to keep warm.

  • Wipe skillet clean or use second skillet. Melt butter over medium-high heat.

  • Stir in garlic and cook, 1 to 2 minutes.

  • Sprinkle flour over butter and garlic and stir until thick.

  • Gradually whisk in heavy cream or milk of choice until a smooth sauce is formed, then add salt and pepper and stir in Parmesan until melted.

  • Steam broccoli for approximately 7 minutes and remove from heat (or purchase steam-in-bag variety)

  • Stir in chicken and Penne, then top with pepper, thyme or parsley, and more Parmesan. Serve immediately.

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