Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Angel Hair Chicken & Pasta
This is a recipe from my best friend Laura. I haven't figured out how yet, but somehow this recipe always tastes better the next day when microwaving it for leftovers?!?
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cubed
12 ounces angel hair pasta
1 carrot, sliced diagonally into 1/4 inch thick slices
1 (10 ounce) package frozen broccoli florets, thawed
2 cloves garlic, minced
2/3 cup chicken broth
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1.Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and saute for 5 to 7 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through (no longer pink). Remove from skillet and drain on paper towels.
2.Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 2 to 4 minutes, or until al dente; drain and set aside.
3.While pasta is cooking, heat 2nd tablespoon oil over medium heat in same skillet used for chicken. Stir fry carrots for about 4 minutes, then add broccoli and garlic and stir fry for another 2 minutes. Finally, stir in broth, basil and cheese and return chicken to skillet. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 4 minutes.
4.Place drained pasta in a large serving bowl. Top with chicken/vegetable mixture and serve immediately.
When I make this recipe, there are some of us that like the parmasean and some that don't. So I tend to NOT add it to the recipe but put it on the table as a condiment. I usually add a little extra pepper also.