Monday, June 10, 2013

Recipe Monday - Bowtie Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli

Welcome to the first Recipe Monday!!! 

My boys and husband would eat pasta everyday if they could, where I am not a big fan of pasta - especially any with red sauce.   This recipe is one all of us will eat and love.  And even better it gets my boys to eat broccoli!!!!  It is called Bowtie Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli.  

Ingredients Needed:
    Bowtie Pasta
    Broccoli (fresh or frozen)
    Olive Oil
    Seasoning (we use Weber Roasted Garlic & Herb)

First, you need to cut your chicken into chunks or cubes.   I usually use boneless breasts or strips but have when I am in a hurry also used the packages of grilled precooked chicken and cut those into pieces and just heated them.  Then, take some olive oil and coat the bottom of a skillet and heat over medium heat.  Add your chicken to the hot skillet.  While the chicken is browning I sprinkle some of the Weber Roasted Garlic and Herb seasoning over it.   When cooked through and browned remove from pan.  Place the chicken in a bowl.

While the chicken is cooking you can boil your water and cook your pasta according to the directions on the box.  When the pasta is done cooking, drain it.

For the broccoli, I usually buy the steam in the bag kind and it cooks in the microwave in about 5 minutes.  You can also buy and cook fresh broccoli if you would like but I think the frozen tastes just as good and is much quicker. 

Once the pasta and the broccoli are both done, add them to the bowl with the chicken.   Stir them together.  Then I take and sprinkle some of the Weber Roasted Garlic and Herb seasoning over the mixture and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil.   Mix together again.  If the pasta looks too dry add some more olive oil by the teaspoon.  You don't want too much olive oil - just enough for the seasoning to stick too. 

 That's it - just serve and enjoy!!   I usually will serve it with a tossed salad and garlic bread.  Yummy, quick, and easy!!