Tuesday, February 5, 2008

angel hair pasta with chicken...

2 Tbsp olive oil
2 chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 cup broccoli florets
1 cup carrots, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
12 oz angel hair pasta
2/3 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

Season chicken with salt & pepper and cook in 1 Tbsp olive oil over med heat about 5 min, or until cooked through. Remove from skillet and drain on paper towel. Heat remaining oil in same skillet; cook carrots about 4 min. Meanwhile cook pasta according to pkg directions. Add broccoli and garlic to skillet and cook for 2-3 min. longer. Add chicken , broth and cheese to skillet and simmer for 4 min. Drain pasta & top with chicken & vegetable mixture.
My husband thought the pasta needed some sort of sauce...the lack of sauce was exactly the reason I liked it. If you like a little flavor in your pasta you could certainly cook it in a little chicken broth. It would also be great with lemon pepper. Overall, it is a great, healthy dinner and it would make a fabulous lunch (if you ever actually get to eat anything besides someone's leftover pb&j or a few bites of mac & cheese...)

1 comment:

diane said...

This is beautiful. Just like Bon Appetit!