Tuesday, June 8, 2010

recipe: chicken spaghetti

ok so i'll explain this to ya before i write the recipe. so lat night my mom n i didn't know what to make for dinner and we got this bruchetta stuff (wich i call italian salsa but that deservies a whole other blog post) which i want to try so i thought we need to fix something italian n not spagetti n marinara sauce. n we have many other recipes for italian dishes, but i wanted to make something different, so my mom asked me what i'm gonna make and i said i'm gonna wing it. so i did and it turned out amazzing.

also evrything that i used many people already have in the pantry and fridge, so you wont have to make a special trip.

4 chicken breasts cut into bite size pieces (their easier to eat because you don't have to cut them up when your eating them, and they cook quicker)

evoo (extra virgin olive oil)

1 box of spaghetti  (or you can use any other kind of pasta you have on hand jut not macaroni)

1 yellow squash, cut into bite size pieces also

1 zuchinni squash, cut into bite size pieces (basically everything cut into bite size pieces)

half of a bunch of asparagus (their $1.99 this week at kroger)  
***usually you will break off the end of one asparagus (where its flat) then cut with the knife the rest of the asparagus where the end broke off so your not taking 10 mins to break off them.***

a package of cherry tomatoes...or about  1 1/2 cups if your growing your own. cut in half

12 ounces of sliced mushrooms

1 cup of chicken broth

3 big cloves of garlic chopped very fine or use a microplane when added.

salt n pepper

4 leaves of fresh basil or dried basil

1 tsp. of dried oregano

parmesan cheese

heat a large skillet then put about 2 turns in the pan of evoo then put the chicken in. put salt n pepper in while the chicken is cooking. let the chicken get brown.

while the chicken is cooking fill a pot with hot water to start the pasta, do as you would do when you usually make pasta.

after you put on the pasta water, cut the yellow and zucchini squash and the asparagus, and half the tomatoes, and if you don't have slices mushrooms slice those.

once the chicken is brown put the squashes and aspargus in the skillet let them cook for about 7 mins then put the basil and oregano in. 
chop the garlic very fine or use a micro plane to shred the garlic right into the skillet.

then add the mushrooms and tomatoes. you don't have to put these in w/ the other veggies cuz they dont take as long to cook.

also when the water starts to boil put the pasta in, don't forget to cook the pasta like i do. haha

then add the chicken broth to the chicken n veggies. and put lots of parmesan cheese into the skillet.

put the cooked pasta on the plate the the chicken mixture the top with more parmesan cheese
and vola! you've just created yourself a Italian masterpiece.

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