Chicken and Penne Pasta

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1 box of penne pasta.
1 pound broccoli florets, chopped
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed
1/4 cup olive oil
5 cloves of chopped garlic
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1 TBL Salt
crushed red pepper flakes to taste

Bring your water to a boil in a large pot and salt it. 1 tablespoons of salt to 6 quarts of water. Add the pasta and set the time for it to cook for about two minutes less than the box calls for. Add the chopped broccoli to the same pot when you have about five minutes left on the pasta.

While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet and add the chicken, garlic, salt and red pepper flakes. Saute until the chicken is browned and cooked through. Remove the chicken from the pan.

Once the pasta is ready (less about two minutes), spoon the pasta and broccoli into the skillet that you cooked the chicken in. Pour in about a cup of the pasta cooking water to the skillet and let it simmer for another couple of minutes until the pasta is fully cooked.

In a bowl, toss the chicken, pasta and broccoli together. Mix in the Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

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