Loved it! My kids who don't enjoy olives loved it too and gladly took the leftovers for lunch the next day. I added some chopped garlic and chill flakes to the chopped chicken in a bowl, along with the salt and pepper and a little oil prior to stir frying the chicken. Did not use a full 1/2 olive oil either, more like 1/4 cup. Also, used more broccoli then called for and a little more chicken but a little less pasta, to help keep the carbs in check at least a little. Finally, I gave up using wheat pasta some time ago and used my regular kamut pasta, and over all an amazing dish that I will make regularly as it easy, quick and delicious.
YaYa7....I added shallots along with garlic and toasted pignola nuts!! I had to substitute black olives for the calimata olives due to salt and it was very tasty. It's quick and easy and I would definitely make it again...yummy!!!
I love this recipe! It is SO delicious. I was unsure at first, not being a huge fan of olives, but the kalamatas have a great flavour. It is vital to prep all of your ingredients before cooking, because it all comes together very quickly once you start cooking. I made it twice within two weeks. There was plenty to share and for leftovers. I added a bit more chicken and broccoli the second time and preferred that. I will make this again and am excited to take the advice to add sundried tomatoes!
I loved this dish. The flavors came together very nicely. The lemon juice and olives made it. I did find, however, that there was too much olive oil, and ended up taking out about 1/8 cup. Othewise, it was fabulous.
This is delicious. It has an intriguing combination of tastes thanks to the broccoli, olives and pecorino romano (a must!). I might add a touch more hot peppers next time. This is definitely a keeper.
Until now, every dish I've made from Fine Cooking has had the "wow" factor. My fiance' really liked it, but it was just okay in my book and I doubt I make it again. The pasta also needs cooked several minutes more than noted.
Taste-wise this recipe is worth 5 stars, but making it, while easy, was a bit of a challange on my own (a lot going on) which is why I only gave it 4 stars. This will definitely join the mix of our regular meals, but I'll make sure to recruit my husband for some help. Great meal & we both look forward to eating it again!
Loved this dish - easy to make and the olives and lemon add great flavor.
Simple fast recipe with wonderful flavor. Like previous reviewer, I too added sun dried tomato to add a little color and amp up flavor. A keeper!
This dish has a wonderful flavor. I used a little less penne and threw in about a 1/4 of a cup of chopped sun-dried tomatoes but probably wasn't necessary. Cooking the broccoli with the pasta is really a time saver. Definitely use pecorino cheese, it's delicious.