Monday, January 25, 2010

Pasta with Chicken, Peas and Peppers

Based on this recipe. This turns out colorful (or at least xmas colorful) and tasty. Pretty easy to prepare as well. My frozen chicken package had 3 breasts in it - which was a bit much, so next time only 1 or 2 breasts, or increase the pea-broth ratio. Recipe is adjusted below.
  • 2-3 chicken breasts, cut into 1/2" pieces
  • 2 c peas, frozen
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 c hot water
  • chicken bouillon cube
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 T oil
  • black pepper
  • freshly grated cheese and/or parmesan
  • pasta (1/2 package...4 big servings)
  1. Cook pasta. Drain.
  2. In a blender, combine hot water, chicken cube and 1 cup of peas. Blend until smooth.
  3. Heat oil in pan. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  4. Add bell pepper and chicken. Cook over medium-high heat until chicken is cooked through.
  5. Add pea mixture, remaining 1 cup of peas, and black pepper.
  6. Bring to boil. Let cook until peas are done and mixture thickens.
  7. Stir in cooked pasta.
  8. Optional: Serve with cheese sprinkled on top.

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