2chicken breastsgrilled and cut into strips (optional. See notes above on how to make chicken part of the "one-pot" meal if you don't want to grill)
In a large, 5-6 quart skillet, heat 2 Tbsp. butter over medium heat. If you don't have a large skillet, a stock-pot works well, too. Add garlic and cook for about a minute.
Add chicken broth, milk, remaining 2 Tbsp. butter, pasta noodles, salt and pepper, and basil. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
Once boiling, reduce heat to a simmer stirring occasionally for 16-20 minutes or until noodles have cooked through. If you are wanting to add broccoli, add it after about 10 minutes into the simmering process.
Stir in Parmesan when noodles are finished cooking and add a little milk if necessary if necessary to reach your desired consistency.