Chicken And Pasta
Last night I made one of our favorite dishes. I do not have the camera that my daughter has so these photos are not fantastic, but I wanted to show you the process for making this easy, but delicious meal.
First you cut up chicken, I used breast tenderloins, and cook in some butter. I am sure you could use margarine but I can't guarantee what it would taste like! When the chicken is almost done, I put sliced up zucchini and summer squash in the pan and season it with salt and pepper.
Oh, look at that butter in the corner of the pan! Yum! When the veggies are nice and sauteed, add a 16 ounce carton of sour cream ( you can use light or fat free however I don't know whether the taste would be the same!) and 8 oz or so of grated parmesan cheese. Let the sour cream blend in with the butter in the pan and the cheese melt.
While this is cooking, boil about a pound of pasta of your choice. I usually use spaghetti but you can use ziti or linguine. When the pasta is cooked, drain and add to the chicken, veggies and sauce. Mix together.
I serve it on my large white platter, and sprinkle some parsley flakes on top. You could add more freshly grated parmesan cheese to it.
We had ours with fresh and local sweet corn! Delightful. This is a fast and easy meal to make if your chicken is already defrosted. Perfect for a needed quick meal, but it doesn't taste "thrown together."
What are some of your favorite quick meals to make?