Dairy Free Chicken Broccoli Zita

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what you'll need

2 large broccoli crowns
1 box gluten free pasta
1.5 cups shredded chicken (omit if vegetarian)
1 cup crushed cashews
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
3/4 cup water
1/4 tsp pepper (optional)

directions

  • cashews need to be soaked for at least 2 hrs before cooking -place cashews in bowl, cover with cover + let sit (2hrs), drain water 
  • wash + cut broccoli into florets
  • fill a pot with an inch of water + place florets into steaming basket
  • boil on high for 6-8 minutes with cover on
  • while broccoli is steaming place cashews in nutri bullet cup with water, salt, garlic + pepper (optional) -blend until smooth
  • shred chicken into strips (I had previously made a full chicken the night before and saved some)
  • for pasta- fill a pot 2/3 the way full, bring water to boil + add pasta
  • cook on high for 8-10 min or until tender - drain water
  • add in chicken, broccoli + 3/4 of the sauce (you decide how much sauce you'd like I didn't use all)