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insomniac pasta with chicken

Recipe by
Glenda Purvis
Colfax, CA

This dinner cooks up quickly and is delicious and can make a great midnight snack when the munchies hit! The salt, pepper and olive oil ingredients are not given in exact measurement because I tend to under-salt, over pepper and get the oil all wrong! Side note: Serve with olive or artichoke bruschetta on the side for an added zing - or not! Also, substitute red pepper flakes instead of black pepper for more heat. Either way, it's delicious.

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For insomniac pasta with chicken

  • 2
    chicken breast halves, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 8 - 10 oz
  • 2 tsp
    garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • salt
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • olive oil

How To Make insomniac pasta with chicken

  • 1
    Using a medium saucepan, cook pasta in boiling salted water for about 8 – 10 minutes, or until al dente.
  • Chicken frying in the pan.
    Meanwhile, put 2 rounds of oil in a large skillet and set heat to high for 2 minutes, then add the chicken; reduce heat to medium-high and sprinkle with a fingerful of salt. Cook until chicken appears to be just done, then remove from heat.
  • 3
    Your pasta should be done, so drain it in a colander and set over a bowl.
  • 4
    Using the pasta saucepan, put enough olive oil to generously cover bottom of pan. Heat on high for one minute then add the chopped garlic and black pepper and stir for about 30 seconds to infuse the aromatic wonderfulness but be careful! Garlic likes to burn in a heartbeat, so adjust this time accordingly.
  • Mix cooked chicken with oil and spices.
    Remove the infused oil from the heat, add the chicken and pasta, and stir until the goodness is evenly distributed.
  • Fresh parsley added to pasta-chicken dish.
    Add the fresh Parmesan cheese, stir to mix, and lastly, toss the fresh parsley and mix lightly.
  • Close up shot of finished Insomniac Pasta with Chicken dish.
    Serve and enjoy!

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