Pasta time!

by LCW on July 12, 2010

in Uncategorized

This week we’re spotlighting your favorite pasta dishes.  I look forward to the many varieties you’ll come up with.  I am so happy to build my collection and your recipes are unbelievable!!!  I wish we could taste all of them every Monday when we do our rounds.

Next week’s recipe theme is a favorite Steak Recipe.

Recipe: Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast cut into 1″ cubes
  • 1 carrot sliced
  • 1 (10oz) package frozen broccoli florets, thawed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 12 oz angel hair pasta
  • 2/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Heat 1 Tbsp oil in a medium skillet over medium heat, add chicken. Cook, stirring, until chicken is cooked through, about 5 minutes. Remove from skillet and drain on paper towels.
  2. Heat remaining oil in same skillet. Begin heating water for pasta. Add carrot to skillet; cook, stirring for 4 minutes. Add broccoli and garlic to skillet; cook, stirring for 2 minutes longer.
  3. Cook pasta according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, adding chicken broth, basil and parmesan to skillet. Stir to combine. Return chicken to skillet. Reduce heat and simmer for 4 minutes.
  4. Drain pasta. Place in a large serving bowl and top with chicken vegetable mixture.

Quick Notes

You can prepare the chicken and store in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days before preparing the rest of the meal.

Variations

Substitute one 10oz package frozen peas for the frozen broccoli and 1 cup chopped cooked ham for the chicken. ( I have not tried this).

Cooking time (duration): 25

Number of servings (yield): 4

Meal type: dinner

My rating:3 stars: ★★★☆☆

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