Creamy broccoli, green pea & chicken pasta

It’s another sunny and relaxing Sunday here in Zagreb, Croatia and you can just feel the summer that’s just around the corner. And while dreaming of the seaside, planning the perfect time to go on vacation, I decided to share this yummy recipe. I’m absolutely certain you’ll love it since it has just the right combination of ingredients for a delicious summer dinner.

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4 interesting facts about Broccoli:

  • Broccoli originated in Italy where it has been eaten since the 6th Century BC
  • 1 cup of broccoli has the same amount of Vitamin C as an orange
  • Broccoli is very high in Vitamin A which is good for your eyes and also helps fighting cancer within cells
  • Thomas Jefferson was the first president to import broccoli from Italy to the USA

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5 interesting facts about green peas:

  • It’s believed that green peas originated in Middle Asia
  • The oldest pea was found in Thailand and it was 3000 years old
  • Gregor Johann Mendell used peas in genetic research
  • The sweet tasting green peas were first grown in the 18th century
  • The first television commercial broadcast in colour was for frozen peas

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Preparation: 10 min

Cook time: 30 min

Servings: 4 – 6


Ingredients

  • 350 g tagliatelle pasta
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • Olive oil
  • 300 g broccoli, sliced
  • 250 g green peas
  • 500 g chicken fillet
  • 50 ml white wine
  • 500 ml heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp fresh parsley
  • Salt & pepper to taste

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How to

  1. Slice the chicken fillet and season with curry powder, salt and pepper.
  2. Heat slightly salted water in a large pot to a boil. Place green peas and broccoli in and cook until al dente. Drain water and set aside.
  3. Cook tagliatelle pasta in a medium pot filled with boiling water. When done, drain water and set aside.
  4. Heat a splash of olive oil in a large skillet. Toss in diced onion and pressed garlic. Let it simmer for a few minutes occasionally stirring. Add sliced chicken, another splash of olive oil and let it cook.
  5. When the chicken is cooked all the way through, stir in cooked broccoli and green peas. Season with nutmeg, parsley, salt and pepper. Stir a few times before adding white wine. Let it cook until the white wine evaporates before adding heavy cream.
  6. When heavy cream starts to boil remove from heat and stir in cooked tagliatelle. Enjoy with a big bowl of fresh lettuce salad.
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34 Comments Add yours

  1. great sunny noon meal chef

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you very much! 🙂

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  2. Sounds lovely Krešo, great to add some curry powder 👍🏻😃

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you, really brings the flavour to a new level, as well as the addition of white wine 🙂

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  3. Nisha Sharma says:

    Love the interesting facts and the recipe too, will make mine minus the chicken 😊😊

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    1. chefkreso says:

      That is going to be yummy, thanks for giving my recipe a try and hope you like it 🙂

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  4. Jyoti Rao :) says:

    Healthy and yummy ❤️

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you very much! 😀

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  5. This looks like it would taste amazing Kreso! Another great recipe from you, well done!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you so much! Happy to read your comments as always 😀

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  6. This looks and sounds so delicious Kreso!😍😋

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks, it’s my kind of comfort food 🙂

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  7. My Real Dish says:

    You are making me sad that I’m allergic to dairy, but inspired me to make some broccoli and pea pasta!

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  8. nancyc says:

    Yum-this sounds great! 🙂

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  9. It looks like delicious and comforting pasta! 🙂 Great choice! Have a great week, Kreso! 🙂

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you! 🙂 Have a great one as well!

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  10. Maria Rondon says:

    I love pasta and this looks so nice! have to do a vegan version of this! Hope you don’t mind 🙏🏽

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Don’t mind at all and I can imagine it turning out so delicious!! 😀

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  11. This looks yummy. I have been to Croatia once. Really enjoyed it.

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you so much! Hope you loved Croatia and will come again 🙂

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  12. Hi Kreso!! What warm comforting dish! Looks like a great weeknight family dinner! thanks.

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you for your lovely comment, it really made my day! Hope you’re having an amazing weekend! 🙂

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  13. This looks amazing ♥️

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you so much! Happy to hear you like the look of it, give it a try sometimes 🙂

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  14. This looks great. I love pasta with tiny bits of vegetables here and there.

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you, pasta is great like that, I agree 🙂

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  15. This looks delicious – my favorite combination is broccoli and chicken. The peas are a great touch.

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    1. chefkreso says:

      I agree, chicken and broccoli work really well together, thank you for checking my recipe out! 🙂

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  16. Archana says:

    I think my whole family will enjoy this pasta dish. Will try it soon. And the photos are mouthwatering!!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks, so happy to hear it, share some feedback after trying the recipe out! 🙂

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