Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Joy's Chicken Pasta

Today I've got a quick and easy pasta dish for you to try!
This is one of my go-to meals when I'm in a hurry, and it can easily be made with whatever vegetables you've got on hand!
As I don't have a picture, you'll have to imagine it......
but I promise, it is good stuff!

Joy's Chicken Pasta

*Required ingredients
3 Tbsp. oil
1/3 c. onion, chopped
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. salt
2 c. cooked chicken, chopped
4 c. cooked pasta {your choice, though I often use twirls}

*Your choice ingredients {we don't often have broccoli so we just up the carrots and tomatoes}
1 c. broccoli, chopped
2-3 carrots, cut into thin strips
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped OR 1 tsp. dried parsley (optional)
Parmesan cheese, grated or fresh (optional)

In large skillet, saute garlic and onion in oil until translucent, about 3-4 minutes.
Add carrots and broccoli and cook over medium heat, about 10 minutes, until they are crisp-tender.
Stir in tomatoes and salt and let cook until tomatoes start to break down, about 5 minutes.
Add chicken and heat through about 3 minutes or until everything is hot.
If skillet is large enough, dump pasta into skillet and stir everything together.
{I usually add a little garlic powder at this point, because we love garlic!}
If using cheese and parsley, sprinkle on top of mixed pasta and let sit covered for a few minutes to wilt the parsley and let the cheese get melty.

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