Chicken, Broccoli & Cheese Trottole Plus an Anolon Review

 Chicken, Broccoli & Cheese Trottole

The cooler weather gives me a hankering for casseroles but with school, football, weaning calves and a full schedule I need something a little quicker but just as satisfying.  This all makes a skillet meal just the ticket.

Anolon is pairing up with the Virtual Potluck this week to bring you some fabulous meals.  I used the 3 quart Covered Saute Stainless Steel pan from the Nouvelle Copper Stainless Collection to make Chicken, Broccoli & Cheese Trottole for you today.

The Nouvelle Copper Stainless Collection  is where form and function come together beautifully in the polished stainless steel finish of Anolon Nouvelle Copper Stainless Steel. Crafted with copper on the bottom, this dishwasher safe collection provides optimum heat conduction for elevated cooking performance. Double full cap bases with magnetized stainless steel caps make this cookware suitable for all cooktops. Cast stainless steel handles are dual riveted and oven safe to 500°F. Stainless steel lids fit securely to lock in flavors and nutrients. 

This Chicken, Broccoli & Cheese Trottole will please the whole family.  I used smoked Gouda in the creamy cheese sauce and it was the perfect compliment to the seared chicken pieces and the broccoli.  I found trottole pasta, which means spinning tops, and really liked it in this dish.  It is a substantial pasta and held up well with the sauce.  You could substitute penne, rotini, or whatever you have on hand.

I am a creature of habit in the kitchen.  I tend to use the things I am used to even when I get something new.  It’s not that I’m saving  the new stuff, it just takes me a while to think of using something new.  I know that’s a little crazy.  When the Anolon saute pan arrived, I was immediately excited.

The weight of the pan was ideal; I was impressed by the sear it put on the chicken, and I loved that it has a lid and that you can put it in the oven.  I found myself immediately reaching for this new pan the next time I went to prepare supper because it is just the handiest pan ever!  I was also happy with the easy cleanup, even after searing the chicken and preparing a cheese sauce.  The quality of the Anolon cookware is outstanding and I think you will be just as impressed as I am.

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I am hosting this Virtual Potluck with Anolon and I will be doing a roundup of all of the tasty recipes at the end of the week so be sure to check back!

Chicken, Broccoli & Cheese Trottole


  • 16 oz Trottole pasta, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 cups shredded smoked Gouda cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 4 cups steamed broccoli

Cooking Directions:

While pasta is cooking, add olive oil to skillet and place over medium-high heat.  Add chicken and season with salt and pepper.  Cook, stirring to brown all sides of chicken until chicken is cooked through, about 8 to 10 minutes.

Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.

Add butter to skillet and when it is melted, whisk in flour and salt.  Cook for 1 to 2 minutes and whisk in half and half and chicken broth.  Cook, whisking constantly about 2 minutes.  Stir in shredded cheese and continue to stir until cheese is melted and sauce is smooth.  Add chipotle and ground mustard, stirring until well combined.

Add cooked and drained pasta, chicken and steamed broccoli.  Toss to coat and mix thoroughly.  Continue to cook about 5 minutes or until all is heated through.

Serve immediately.



Disclosure: I was provided with product for review from Anolon.  I was not compensated for this review, all opinions are my own. 

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