Cheesy Chicken Broccoli And Cavatelli Recipe For The Ninja Cooking System

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Cheesy Chicken Broccoli And Cavatelli Recipe For The Ninja Cooking System

I’m continuing my love affair with my new kitchen appliance. If you’ve still managed to miss what I’m referring to, check out my Ninja Kitchen 3-in-1 Cooking System review. So far I’ve shared recipes for Easy One-Pot Monterey Chicken And Potatoes and Homemade Salisbury Steak. Last night’s dinner was Cheesy Chicken Broccoli And Cavatelli. Here’s how I made it.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken tenders (chunked)
  • 2X 13oz bags frozen cavatelli
  • 10 oz frozen chopped broccoli
  • 15 oz ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

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Using the stovetop high setting, brown chicken, which takes about 10 minutes.

Cheesy Chicken Broccoli And Cavatelli Recipe For The Ninja Cooking System

Switch setting to the oven setting and turn it to 350.

Place frozen cavatelli on top of the chicken.

Pour the water over the cavatelli.

Cheesy Chicken Broccoli And Cavatelli Recipe For The Ninja Cooking System

Place the frozen broccoli on top of the cavatelli.

Cheesy Chicken Broccoli And Cavatelli Recipe For The Ninja Cooking System

Add onion and garlic power and stir well.

Cheesy Chicken Broccoli And Cavatelli Recipe For The Ninja Cooking System

Cook for 15-20 minutes, until the cavatelli is almost done.

Cheesy Chicken Broccoli And Cavatelli Recipe For The Ninja Cooking System

Place the ricotta on top and stir well.

Place the shredded cheddar on top and stir well.

Cheesy Chicken Broccoli And Cavatelli Recipe For The Ninja Cooking System

Continue to cook for approximately another 10 minutes, until the cheese is melted.

Cheesy Chicken Broccoli And Cavatelli Recipe For The Ninja Cooking System

Serve immediately, sprinkling some shredded cheddar on top. (Or if you’re like me and put it all in the pan when you were cooking, shred some sliced cheese.)

What’s your favorite way to eat cavatelli?

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11 comments

Renee - Kudos Kitchen August 8, 2014 - 11:33 am

My brother wants some right now!

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Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes August 8, 2014 - 1:36 pm

I can see why you have a love affair with this Ninja cooking system – it looks sooo awesome!! I’m sure it makes cooking so much easier. Love this meal – pure comfort food! Have a great weekend.

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Amanda @The Kitcheneer August 8, 2014 - 2:06 pm

Cheesy chicken and broccoli is one of my all time favorite meals! I can’t wait to try this! This Ninja cooking system sounds so cool!

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Paula - bell'alimento August 8, 2014 - 6:19 pm

I love cavatelli! Such a fun pasta shape.

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Rebecca {foodie with family} August 8, 2014 - 11:36 pm

Everything in this recipe sounds like a great combination.

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Marjory @ Dinner-Mom August 9, 2014 - 11:33 am

Looks yummy. Love that Ninja machine!

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Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos August 11, 2014 - 1:10 am

The perfect comfort food!

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Nutmeg Nanny August 11, 2014 - 8:22 am

This cooking system looks awesome!

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patricia Marsden August 11, 2014 - 12:39 pm

Cavatelli is only as good as its gravy.

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Susan August 12, 2014 - 8:15 am

Sounds like a delicious dinner and well the ease of it all can’t be beat.

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Valarie Ann January 3, 2019 - 8:29 pm

How much water do you add in this recipe ? Its not in the ingredient list – nor is the amount of water specified in the instructions .

Looks great

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