Chicken, broccoli and pesto pasta

Chicken, broccoli and pesto pasta


  • 2 bunch broccoli (chopped)
  • 6 1⁄2 cup cold water
  • 2 cup penne (uncooked)
  • 300 gram cooked deli roast chicken (shredded)
  • 40 gram shaved parmesan
  • 1 tablespoon garlic infused olive oil (optional)
  • 2 tablespoon pine nuts
  • 250 gram cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • 150 gram pesto
  • Mixed salad (to serve)


  1. Place broccoli and 2 cups of water in the Decor Microsafe® Rice Cooker & Vegetable Steamer, and cook in the microwave uncovered without lid for about 8 minutes, or until tender. Once cooked leave to stand for 2 minutes, then drain and set aside.
  2. Place the penne into the Decor Microsafe® Pasta Cooker and cook with water according to the Pasta Cooker instructions for about 15 minutes, or until al dente, then drain.
  3. Combine the cooked pasta and all other remaining ingredients with the cooked broccoli in the Rice Cooker and mix well to combine.
  4. Divide among 4 bowls, and serve with mixed salad on the side.


  • To store leftovers in the fridge or freezer use a Décor Microsafe® container. To enjoy later simply pop open the lid steam release vent and microwave reheat.
  • This recipe makes a great pasta salad for lunch the next day!
  • Try wholemeal pasta for extra goodness

 Recipe republished with permission from Nutrition Australia ACT Inc.

Page last updated on: 17 Sep 2019