Monday, March 30, 2009

Garlic Chicken Pasta

Garlic Chicken Pasta

4 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp dried basil (crush in hand first), use 2 Tbsp if using fresh basil
6 cloves garlic, minced
salt & pepper to taste
1 cup chopped tomatoes (I used halved grape tomatoes)
1/2 cup chopped green onions
2 pkg. grilled chicken strips (or own chicken)
1 box pasta, (bow tie or thin spaghetti) cooked and drained
1/3 cup grated Parmesan Reggiano cheese
(If you are cooking your own chicken, cut into 1 inch pieces and season with salt and pepper; cook in Olive oil then add basil and garlic)
Cook pasta. In large skillet heat oil, basil & garlic for 2 minutes. Stir in chicken and heat approximately 4 minutes. Add pasta, onion, and tomato. Stir & heat 2 minutes. Stir in cheese, season with salt & pepper.
My kids had been begging for shrimp so I added it to this recipe (and I had forgotten the green onions, so they aren't in this picture). This is a great weekday meal that won't heat up your kitchen. You can even grill the chicken out on the BBQ'er for even better flavor.

1 comment:

Rebekah said...

Oh, wow. This sounds delicious. I bet Chris won't mind cleaning up his grill after I show him this recipe...