10.18.2010

Easy, Delish, Pasta Dinner

 This meal started as one of those desperation--- I need something quick and easy--- and ended up not only being quick and easy, but delicious and healthy. Who says you need your pasta to be drenched in sauce to be delish?

Savory Chicken Pasta with Peppers

Ingredients: 
Whole Wheat Pasta- I like to use Rotini but any noodle works
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Boneless, Skinless Chicken- fresh or frozen, cut into 1/2 - 1 inch pieces (If I wasn't also making this for the Mr. I would have probably just left the chicken out)
Seasoning Salt- TT
1/2 each Red and Green Pepper sliced into strips then cut in half
1 tsp. Red Pepper Flakes (we like just a little heat--- you don't have to add this if you don't want) 
1/4 c. Parmesan Cheese

Directions: 
Boil pasta according to directions. Drain water and put noodles back in pan. While pasta is cooking heat medium skillet with 1 T EVOO.  Add chicken and cook until done-- I usually just salt and pepper or use seasoning salt to season the chicken.  Once chicken is cooked, remove onto a different plate. In same skillet add cook peppers just a few minutes until they start to get tender.  Add chicken back in and stir to warm.  Now combine all the ingredients back into the noodles--- start by adding a splash of EVOO to the noodles. Stir and then add in chicken and peppers, red pepper flakes, and parmesan cheese.

This would be great with the chicken as well if you wanted to go the vegetarian route!! Also adding any veggie you have lying around would work great!

1 comment:

  1. Mmm. This sounds quick and easy. One of those dinner in under 15 min kinda things. Jared and I try to eat vegetarian a couple nights a week so I'm going to have to try this sans chicken sometime. This would be good with some zucchinis and yellow sumer squash as well.

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