"" The Exhausted Mom: Sane Cooking ~ Pasta with Chicken and Peppers

June 17, 2013

Sane Cooking ~ Pasta with Chicken and Peppers

The other day for dinner, I defrosted some chicken breasts.  I wasn't sure what I was going to make, but I figured chicken was safe.  I started rummaging through the cabinets and fridge to find something, anything, to go with the chicken.  

I had some mini peppers.  They are sweet and really cute (I know that shouldn't matter, but it does).  I also found some shallots and rigatoni pasta.  Why not throw it all together? 

Here's what I came up with:

Pasta with Chicken and Peppers


2 chicken breasts
10-12 mini peppers (any color is fine)  
2 shallots
1 lb of pasta (I used Rigatoni)
4 TBL extra virgin olive oil
salt & pepper to taste

Place 2 TBL extra virgin olive oil in a pan.  Place chicken breasts, seasoned with salt & pepper, in pan and cook on both sides.  Put cooked chicken aside and let rest for about 5 mins.  

Prepare pasta according to directions on box.  Drain, saving 1/2 cup of pasta water.

Wipe down pan.  Heat 2 TBL extra virgin olive oil in pan.  Sauté shallots and peppers until tender.

Combine all ingredients in a bowl.  Pour the 1/2 cup of pasta water on top.  

Serve with grated parmesan cheese.  Buon Appetito!

What's your favorite "created" recipe that you have in your "bag of tricks?"


1 comment:

  1. That sounds exactly how some of our dinners have come together. Sometimes they're amazing and I wish that I had written down what it was I did and other times... well, it's just okay.


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