Joe Tecces Chicken and Broccoli

Joe Tecces Chicken and Broccoli can to enjoy a light and healthy meal any night of the week.  Boneless skinless chicken breasts are paired up with fresh broccoli, garlic, Parmesan cheese and more.  Make up a little pasta and enjoy a meal that is healthy, and easy to prepare.

Chicken with broccoli topped with Parmesan cheese

Joe Tecces Ristorante was an Italian restaurant that was in the Boston area. While they may not be in business any longer, you can still enjoy one of their lighter menu items.

Joe Tecces Chicken and Broccoli is chicken is cooked with garlic, and then the broccoli is sauteed in the same pan as the chicken. What is the result? Wonderfully flavorful broccoli and chicken. You can make this dinner in about 15 minutes. If you like you could add some pasta, or you could go paleo, and enjoy this dish just as it is.

Ingredients to make garlic chicken and broccoli

This garlic chicken is so easy to make. Take a couple of chicken breasts season with a bit of salt, lots of fresh garlic, and pan sear the chicken for about 5 to 6 minutes on each side, then remove the chicken from the pan. Toss in some fresh broccoli, and cook until it is just tender. Add some Parmesan cheese, and you can enjoy a light chicken dinner in no time at all.

If you want to change up this recipe a bit, you could add some additional fresh vegetables like some red pepper, or even slices of carrot to this dish. Either carrots or red pepper would work very well.

Tip for making chicken turn golden brown when searing it!

Want your chicken to turn a lovely golden brown? Be sure to grab your cast iron pan to cook your chicken in. Cast iron browns beautifully. Cast iron is ideal for browning meat.

chicken and broccoli cooked with garlic

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Chicken with broccoli topped with Parmesan cheese

Joe Tecces Chicken and Broccoli

Make Joe Tecces Chicken and Broccoli at home with this easy copycat recipe.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken and Broccoli, Chicken Recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 427kcal


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 tablespoons garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese


  • Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Saute the garlic with olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat until fragrant.
  • Add the chicken to the skillet and cook until done. Transfer the chicken to a platter.
  • Add the broccoli to the skillet and saute until crisp-tender.
  • Put the chicken back into the pan and toss it together with the broccoli.
  • Add the cheese and a healthy amount of freshly ground pepper.
  • Serve with additional cheese.


While not part of the original recipe you could also saute some red bell peppers with the broccoli.


Calories: 427kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 59g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 153mg | Sodium: 539mg | Potassium: 1599mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1580IU | Vitamin C: 207.5mg | Calcium: 280mg | Iron: 2.7mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Reader Interactions


  1. Mary Thompson

    5 stars
    My husband and I love this recipe. It is easy, quick, healthy, and forgiving when you don’t get the measurements perfect. Thank you so much!

  2. Cheffy

    You can be so creative with this meal. I added onions, mushrooms, pesto sauce,fresh ginger, S&P and extra parmesan cheese to the pan. I also added some chicken stock. Tasted Great!

  3. Mary

    I just made this for supper. I wasn’t expecting much but was totally shocked by how good it tastes. It is a perfect mingling of flavors. My hubby says it can put on his favorites list.

  4. Pamelacaudle11

    Can this be cooked using frozen broccoli instead of fresh broccoli? If so, how do I go about adjusting the recipe?

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