Pasta con Chicken

I finally got around to buying groceries over the weekend, which means I can finally cook again! I believe I won the lazy wife award last week. I am not going to tell you how many times we had pizza in the last week and a half.

Chicken and pasta is lovely quick fix around here.

I usually mix up what I do with the chicken every time. This time I used the new all purpose seasoning that came in the care package from my mom last week, paprika, and chili powder.

To begin this chicken process, turn the oven to 350, heat up some oil in a pan, then thaw and trim off the fat from the chicken breasts. Season the breasts before placing them in the pan. Sprinkle and rub the seasonings onto each side of the breast. Then place each breast in the pan allowing them to seer a little. Go one to two minutes on each side, just until the outside is no longer pink. Then place the breasts into a baking dish and put them in the oven for 10-12 minutes, or until cooked through.

While the chicken is baking don’t forget to make the pasta. Also, while the chicken is baking you can make the bread.

First, slice up some old bread. Not like moldy-old, more like dry-not-great-sandwich-bun-anymore-old. I used some leftover kaiser rolls.  I cut them in half, then into slices. After slicing, butter heavily, sprinkle with garlic powder, and then throughly provide a blanket of cheese, because we love cheese. We used shredded mozzarella. Once the chicken is done, make the sauce and throw the bread into the oven for a couple minutes.

For the sauce we used a packet of Roma Pasta Sauce, this is found by the packets of gravy mix at the grocery store. We like these because they give you the basic sauce and the freedom to play around by adding your own additional flavor. Instead of 1 1/4 cup milk I did 1 cup milk and 1/4 cup half & half, then added some all purpose seasoning.

Once everything was finished we chopped and plated and ate!

Ya. We’re big eaters. This was my plate. You see, neither of us gained the freshman-15, so we’re working on that now, as well as those lovely extra pounds being married and eating like an adult again instead of a poor college student adds to the waistline. So our giant proportions are necessary…sort of.



2 Comments on “Pasta con Chicken”

  1. Whoa girl! ;) We totally agree – about the chicken and pasta. It’s so versatile and also pretty easy if you need a quick meal. Thanks for the idea on the pasta sauce, had no idear! Love ya!

  2. Aunt Vicki says:

    no veggies

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