Recipe by charlotte221
"Tonight, I was desperate to use up the chicken and fresh spinach in my fridge. I didn't have much energy or time and I couldn't find anything I wanted to make. I took a chance and threw this together from what I had on hand and it turned out great! It can be as simple or as fancy as you want. My picky 5-year olds and husband enjoyed it (except the spinach), so that pretty much makes it a keeper."
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olive oil, or as needed
skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into bite-size pieces, or more as needed
poultry seasoning, or to taste
ground black pepper to taste
1 1/2 cups
1 (16 ounce) package
fresh angel hair pasta, cut into thirds
1 (10 ounce) package
sliced fresh mushrooms
garlic powder, or to taste
1 (6 ounce) bag
grated Parmesan cheese, or to taste
I made this for Sunday lunch, and it was my first experience cooking pasta in the sauce. I really appreciate having one less pot, especially on Sunday! I stayed very close to the recipe, only using chicken broth instead of water. I feel this is a great place to jump from, to customize to your family's tastes. For us, it was a bit bland, and would have benefited from some onions, from fresh garlic instead of powder, and from a bit of cream at the end to give the sauce some oomph. Overall, it is a solid recipe, and a great way to work in some veggies.
Thanks for the comment, Bibi! Great suggestions. (I had next to nothing in my house -- fresh garlic would be great!) This was my first time actually submitting a recipe to the public. I'm so glad it worked out for you.
This is exactly the type of recipe I'm looking for when I look for 'quick week-night meal'. I didn't follow the recipe exactly, but I believe that's the whole point. This is a recipe with basic instructions, and then one fills in the blanks with what's in the fridge at the moment. I used chicken stock and water instead of plain water; and used red bell pepper, celery, and onion for the veggies. This was the first time I ever cooked pasta this way. I was a little nervous that it wouldn't cook completely, but it was awesome - absolutely love that was all prepared using one pan. I'll definitely try this again, and again will use whatever veggies and seasonings are available at the moment.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Quick Weeknight Skillet Chicken
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 96
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