Chicken Linguine a la Me Recipe

  • 1 (8 ounce) package linguine pasta
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 small head broccoli, chopped
  • 1 (14 ounce) can chicken broth
  • 3 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 (8 ounce) package Colby-Jack cheese, cubed
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Stir in the linguine, and return to a boil. Cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, melt the 2 tablespoons butter in a large pot over medium-high heat. Stir in the onions, garlic, mushrooms, and broccoli, and cook and stir for 5 minutes. Pour in the chicken broth; cover and simmer until broccoli is just tender. Stir in the chicken, and cook until chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 5 minutes.
  3. While the chicken is cooking, melt the butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk in the flour, and stir until the mixture becomes paste-like and light golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add the butter-flour mixture to the chicken mixture, stirring constantly with a fork to prevent lumps. Pour in the milk, stirring constantly until smooth. Reduce heat to medium; simmer for 5 minutes more.
  4. Stir in the Colby-Jack cheese; reduce heat to low and continue stirring until cheese is melted. Stir in the linguine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.