Thursday, July 12, 2012

what we bought . . . what we made

What we bought, what we made meal # 2: Simple Chicken Pasta! (for two)
You'll need:

  • pasta, whatever kind you like- we used whole wheat spaghetti
  • marinara sauce- we doctored up a store bought one
  • rotisserie chicken- yes, still using just that one from our big shop
  • a few slices of white cheddar cheese
  • a big dollop of greek yogurt
  • sun-dried tomatoes
  • fresh basil leaves
  • two or three garlic cloves, minced
  • grated parmesan or asiago cheese for topping
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • cracked black pepper
First, boil your water with a pinch of salt. While it's boiling, warm the marinara on low in a sauce pan while you prepare the other ingredients.
Chop up the rotisserie chicken along with the sun-dried tomatoes. Add that into the sauce.
Freshly mince the garlic cloves into the sauce and add in the slices of white cheddar cheese. Stir. Your water should be boiling right about now so throw in the pasta. Only 7 or 8 minutes! We want it al dente! Now that the cheese is mostly melted in your sauce, add in that big dollop of greek yogurt and stir. 
Once it's nice and creamy looking, chop up a generous amount of fresh basil leaves and toss them in the sauce. Stir!
Your sauce should just begin to bubble a little when your pasta is done. Take the sauce off the heat, (don't want to burn it!) strain your noodles and dish them into your serving bowls. Top with the sauce, then sprinkle on that glorious cheese. Drizzle with a little olive oil because it's pretty and tastes like Heaven, and finish it off with freshly cracked black pepper! Bon appetit!
All I'm sayin' is, I can't even label this one as a "30 minute meal" because it took all of 15 to make. AND it was absolutely delicious. It was clean, it was tart but savory, it was filling and it was easy! Please make this. Please just make it. If you're in the mood for pasta and you've got some good wine to drink, get in your Italian mood and whip this goodness up! And use whole wheat pasta. Just try it, don't think.
I am SO loving blogging about this what we bought, what we made stuff... any suggestions?
Lots of love!

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I have a suggestion: maybe at the bottom of these posts you could do a price per person for each meal! :)