Mediterranean Love

1
Amanda A. Becker

By
@milleraa23

You know what they say on how to keep a man happy? This is a keeper recipe!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
2-4
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
35 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • MEDITERRANEAN ANGEL HAIR PASTA

  • 1 pkg
    angel hair pasta
  • 6-8 oz
    feta cheese
  • 1/2 bunch
    fresh basil (cut up or shredded)
  • 1 pkg
    baby sweet peppers (chopped)
  • 1/2 jar(s)
    kalamata olives (chopped)
  • 1 bunch
    cherry tomatoes (chopped in half)
  • 1
    cucumber (chopped)
  • 1/4 c
    pepperoncini peppers
  • 1 c
    chicken broth, low salt
  • 4-8 oz
    olive oil
  • 2-4 oz
    balsamic vinegar (white is fine, too)
  • 1/2 bunch
    asparagus
  • MEDITERRANEAN CHICKEN

  • 1 pkg
    chicken breast halves, skinless and boneless
  • 1 c
    olive oil
  • 1/4 c
    fresh basil (chopped)
  • ·
    salt & pepper for taste
  • ·
    garlic powder for taste
  • GREEK SALAD

  • 1
    cucumber (chopped)
  • 1/2 pkg
    cherry tomatoes
  • 4-6 oz
    feta cheese

How to Make Mediterranean Love

Step-by-Step

  1. Prepare the chicken first. This takes the longest to cook.
    - Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
    - Coat a glass baking dish with olive oil. Size depends on how many chicken breasts you have.
    - Place chicken in dish. Cover with olive oil.
    - Salt & pepper (& garlic powder) generously.
    - Spread chopped basil generously on top of the chicken.
    - Set timer for 20-30 minutes depending on your oven's temperature. Chicken juice should run clear when done.
    - As it's cooking continue every 8-10 minutes to baste the chicken with the olive oil. This keeps the chicken moist.
    - Place right beside or on top of pasta when done.
  2. Pasta time!
    - Get a big pot of water going. Season the water!
    - You'll need salt, pepper, garlic powder, and olive oil. This makes the pasta not so sticky when it comes out. Wait for the water to be boiling.
    - Angel hair cooks fast so don't overcook it. About 7-9 minutes should do it proper.
    - Chop up all the veggies to your liking and set them aside.
    - Strain pasta. Don't burn yourself on the steam.
    - When pasta is done, pour olive oil, vinegar, and one cup of heated chicken broth into pasta. Stir well and make sure it's evenly coated. The brother keeps the pasta flavorful and moist. Also great for reheating purposes!
    - Dump in veggies. Mix well.
    - Salt & Pepper
    - Put feta in, mix well. Since the pasta is hot it'll probably start to melt. This is the best!
    - When you're about to serve, dump fresh cucumbers and tomoatoes on top. That mixture of hot and cold, melty and crisp is fabulous!
  3. Salad Time!
    - You'll need a medium sized salad bowl.
    - Chop up the cucumber into chunks, put in bowl.
    - Take whole cherry tomatoes and put into bowl.
    - Salt & pepper
    - Pour feta on top.
    - Wait to put the olive oil and vinegar on right before you eat, as cucumber will immediately absorb the acidic vinegar. No one wants a mushy cucumber!
  4. Optional: Asparagus as an added side dish:
    - Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
    - in a glass baking dish put in asparagus.
    - Drench with olive oil.
    - Salt, pepper, garlic powder
    - Bake for 12 minutes
    - Asparagus should be tender, and be able to be pierced easily by a fork.
  5. Optional: Mozzarella Caprese instead of Greek salad
    - whole tomatoes, sliced thickly
    - mozzarella (the balls in water do nicely)
    - fresh basil (whole leaves on each slice)
    - Place tomato first, then basil, then sliced mozzarella.
    - Drizzle olive oil and vinegar and you're good to go!

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