Yay, a normal post from me again! I am feeling healthier and am also done traveling and all of our visiting guests have gone home so I should be back to a normal blogging schedule again! 🙂
First up is a yummy meal we had a while back that I could never blog before! Ohh, I have quite a few posts that I need to get caught up on you guys…lol.
This is a Chicken and Pasta with Nello’s Marinara sauce. Remember I am a Nello’s Sauce Mombassador, so I am having fun with trying new recipes and sharing some of my old time favorites… This was a new recipe for me! I was in the mood for chicken parmesan, but it was kind of late to start making that, what with all of the breading and such…So I came up with just a chicken and pasta dish.
Here is the sauce I used for this meal..the original marinara.
And you guys…since I haven’t been able to blog lately, I have to update you! Next month they are coming out with a Biodynamic Marinara Sauce!! It is a first in the history of U.S. Agriculture and it is grown and crafted right here in NC! Woohoo!! I am looking forward to trying that one!!
Anyway, back to the recipe..
- 1⁄4 cup olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 chicken breasts, cut into two inch cubes
- Nello’s Marinara Sauce
- 8 ounces pasta(I used shells, because Jeffy likes those best)
- 1⁄8 cup parmesan cheese
Now, you can add herbs and seasonings if you’d like…but I really love the flavor of the Nello’s sauce and have found that I really don’t need to add anything to it. I do like a little garlic though, when cooking chicken.
In a skillet, heat olive oil, making sure it isn’t too hot. Don’t want it to burn! Ew. Add the garlic and saute’ until golden brown, just a few minutes, it doesn’t take long. Add the chicken and cook thoroughly, maybe ten minutes or so. Add the marinara sauce and simmer.
While that is simmering, cook the pasta to the package directions. Drain pasta..do I even have to say that, really though? 🙂
Now, you can either put some pasta down and scoop up the chicken/sauce mixture and put that on top…..or you could mix the whole pot of pasta in with the chicken/sauce mixture and just serve it all up together. It is up to you! I mixed mine all up together.
Sprinkle some parmesan cheese on top and you are good to go! My boys all love bread…so there is always bread with our meals, and with pasta even more so…
Here is what it looked like when it was done! A yummy fast meal!
Now, for my Arizona family and friends, I don’t see Nello’s in your area, but I am hoping that they will be there soon! I see them in NM and Las Vegas, so…..we will see! 🙂 I am telling you, it is worth the wait, it is so flavorful!