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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken

This is a light healthy dish! I cooked it with my cousin Tanner for his Home Ec homework. He is in some of the pictures. We enjoyed it!

2 tbsp olive oil (we sub with canola oil)
2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1 inch cubes
1 carrot (we sub with a handful or 2 of frozen carrots)
1 10oz pkg frozen broccoli, thawed
2 cloves garlic, minced
12oz angel hair pasta
2/3 cup chicken broth
1 tsp dried basil
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Serves 4

1. Heat tbsp oil in med skillet over med heat; add chicken. Cook, stirring, until chicken is cooked through, about 5 mins. Remove from skillet and drain on papper towels.

2. Heat remaining oil in same skillet. Begin heating water for pasta. Add carrot to skillet; cook, stirring, for 4 minutes. (add 2 minutes for frozen vegs). Add broccoli and garlic to skillet; cook, stirring, for 2 mins longer (add another 2 for frozen broccoli)

 3. Cook pasta according to pkg directions. While pasta is cooking, add chicken broth, basil and Parmesan to skillet. Reduce heat and simmer for 4 minutes.

4. Drain pasta. Place in a large serving bowl. Top with chicken and vegetable mixture. Serve immediately.

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