chicken pasta

2 cups frozen, peeled pearl onions
12 oz. dried spaghetti
1 tbsp. olive oil
8 oz. skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut in bite-size pieces
8 oz. broccolini, trimmed, or broccoli, cut in pieces
1 tsp. dried parsley flakes (optional)
1/2 tsp salt (optional)
Crushed red pepper (optional)
1 1/2 cups yellow or red cherry tomatoes (8 oz.)
1 cup chicken broth

1. In a large pot of water, cook onions for 3 minutes. Remove with slotted spoon; set aside. In same water, cook pasta according to package directions. Reserve 1 cup cooking water. Drain pasta; set aside.

2. While pasta cooks, in 12-inch skillet cook chicken in hot oil over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add broccolini and onions. Sprinkle parsley, salt, and red pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, broth, reserved water, and spaghetti. Cover; simmer about 5 minutes or until broth is slightly reduced and vegetables are tender.

Makes 4 servings.