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Stovetop Broccoli and Cheese Chicken Pasta

1 pound thin egg noodles

1 stick unsalted butter

1/2 cup all purpose flour

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 1/2 cups chicken broth

1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast

1 pound broccoli florets, steamed

1-1 1/2 cups milk

1. Prepare egg noodles according to package directions, drain and run under cool water to stop cooking.

2. Melt butter into a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour, salt and pepper, whisking until thick and combined. Slowly whisk in chicken broth until combined. Increase heat to high and whisk until thick and bubbly. Reduce heat to low and stir in cheese until melted.

3. Transfer cooked noodles to a large dutch oven or pot over low-medium heat. Add chicken, broccoli and cheese sauce, stirring; will be thick. Stir in milk to loosen sauce to your liking. Serve immediately. This dish does best when served as soon as possible. If needed to be prepared ahead of time, add additional milk or chicken broth to loosen sauce.

Makes 6 servings