Dinner

Herbed Chicken with Lemony Steamed Broccoli & Penne Marinara

Cooking method:

Ninja® Foodi® XL Pressure Cooker Steam Fryer with SmartLid™
  • Prep time: 10 mins
  • Total time: 30 mins
  • Skill easy
  • Serves 4 people

Herbed Chicken with Lemony Steamed Broccoli & Penne Marinara

TIP: For chicken breasts more than 8 ounces or 1-inch thick, add 2 to 5 minutes to the cook time.

Allergies

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Wheat

Ingredients

LEVEL 1 (BOTTOM OF POT)

  • 2 jars (24 ounces each) marinara sauce
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 box (16 ounces) dry penne pasta

LEVEL 2 (BOTTOM LAYER OF RACK)

  • 3 heaping cups broccoli florets (approx. 10 ounces/300g total)
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled, smashed
  • 1/2 small lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Kosher salt, as desired
  • Ground black pepper, as desired

LAYER 3 (TOP LAYER OF RACK)

  • 4 chicken breasts, 1–inch (2.5cm) thick
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 packet (3 tablespoons) ranch seasoning
  • Ground black pepper, as desired

TOPPING (optional)

  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Cooking mode

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Method

  • Step 1

    Place all Level 1 ingredients in the pot and stir until combined.

  • Step 2

    Place all Level 2 ingredients in a medium bowl and toss until fully combined.

  • Step 3

    Pat the chicken breasts dry with a paper towel, then place in a medium bowl or casserole dish. Evenly coat each breast with canola oil, ranch
    seasoning, and pepper.

  • Step 4

    Place a 15-inch sheet of aluminum foil on a flat surface. Add the broccoli mixture to the center and fold the edges in to create a sealed packet. Place the foil packet on the bottom layer of the Deluxe Reversible Rack in the lower position, then place the rack in the pot over the pasta mixture.

  • Step 5

    Slide the Deluxe Layer through the lower layer’s handles. Place the chicken breasts on the Deluxe Layer.

  • Step 6

    Close the lid and move slider to STEAMCRISP. Select STEAM & CRISP set temperature to 390°F, and set time to 10 minutes. Press START/STOP to begin cooking (PrE will display for approx. 20 minutes as the unit steams, then the timer will start counting down).

     

  • Step 7

    When cooking is complete, carefully remove the entire rack with the chicken and foil packet.

  • Step 8

    Stir the pasta and serve with chicken and broccoli. Garnish with Parmesan cheese as desired.