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Creamy Spinach & Chicken Pasta

So it’s been a while since I’ve posted because life is crazy. But here’s the thing: Every time I share on my Facebook page that I made this for dinner everyone wants the recipe, and I just couldn’t bring myself to say I made this for dinner tonight without finally sharing the recipe. 😊

It’s so delicious and so simple to make. This can be thrown together and on the table in 45 minutes. It would make a great meal if you’re having dinner guests – they’ll feel like they just sat down at a cozy little Italian restaurant when you serve this. And I promise: You can’t mess this up! It’s that easy.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 4 Boneless Chicken Breasts
  • 12 oz Fresh Baby Spinach (I prefer organic… it doesn’t shrink down to nothing!)
  • 32 oz Vegetable Broth
  • 2 14.5 oz cans Diced Tomatoes – strain the juice
  • 8 oz block Cream Cheese
  • 1.5 teaspoons Dried Basil
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 pound of pasta – I prefer this over Angel Hair or Tortellini

Directions:

1. Cook and then dice chicken breast.

2. While chicken is cooking, combine the following in a sauté pan: Vegetable Broth, Diced Tomatoes, Basil, Garlic, Onion, Pepper, and Salt.

3. Stir in the Cream Cheese until melted and fully incorporated.

4. Start to boil water for pasta. – Angel Hair and Tortellini only take 3-4 minutes to cook.

5. Add the Chicken and Spinach — let cook down a little.

6. Stir in Grated Parmesan Cheese.

7. Reserve about a cup of pasta water before straining to add back into your pasta so it doesn’t stick together.

8. Serve and yum!

The sauce might be a bit thin, so if you’d prefer it a little thicker, combine corn starch and water to thicken. It’s delicious either way!

I hope you enjoy this meal as much as I do!

-Denise

Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken

Having a good home-cooked meal doesn’t have to break the bank, take hours to prepare, or involve every pot, pan, and gadget in the kitchen. And that’s why this Easy Sweet & Sour Chicken is a favorite of mine. I can have this meal on the table in about 30 minutes, which is a complete win in my book.

What you’ll need: 

4 Boneless Chicken Breasts – cut into cubes

1 Medium Onion – chopped

1 Green Pepper – chopped

1 20 oz Can Chunk Pineapple – drained

1 12 oz jar Kikkoman Sweet and Sour Sauce

Corn Starch

Rice

Directions:

Cut chicken into cubes. Place in sauté pan and cook until no longer pink. Cover with chopped onions, peppers, and pineapple chunks. Pour in jar of sweet and sour sauce and stir together until everything is well-coated. (I added a little water to the jar, shook it up, and got every last drop out!) Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring frequently. If sauce is too thin, mix a tablespoon of corn starch with 1/4 cup water and stir until thickened. Serve over rice.

TIP: I like to buy a big bag of peppers and chop them up, place in freezer bags and keep on hand for meals like this. It saves me the extra step of washing and chopping!

This meal is not only easy to make, but it’s delicious too!

xoxo,

Denise

Chicken Alfredo Soup

It was a cold, damp, and dreary day here – the perfect day for one of my favorite comfort foods. This soup is absolutely amazing – it’s creamy and delicious and has two of my favorite ingredients: chicken and alfredo sauce. The best part about this soup is you can have it on the table in under an hour.  I, personally, like to peel and cube the potatoes earlier in the day (just put them in a pot of water and cover) and dice up the veggies too and leave them in the fridge. So how do you make this delicious soup?  Here ya go:

You will need:

  • Boneless Chicken Breast (I use 3-4)
  • Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • 32 oz Chicken Broth
  • 2 Jars of your favorite Alfredo Sauce
  • Garlic
  • Onion Powder
  • Basil

{I use the frozen garlic cubes and basil cubes, but I also add garlic powder to taste. I use onion powder too.}

If you notice, I don’t have measurements for any of the ingredients – I just add enough for us.
We like a lot of potatoes, so I typically cube up about 7 medium size potatoes. I use about a cup and a half of carrots and celery.
1. Wash, peel, and cube potatoes
2. Chop carrots
3. Chop celery
4. Add potatoes, celery, carrots, chicken broth, garlic, onion, and basil to your soup pot.
5. Cook until potatoes are almost done.
6. While veggies are cooking, fry up chicken breasts and cut into pieces.
7. When potatoes are just about cooked, add 2 jars of Alfredo Sauce and Chicken to the pot.
8. Cook just long enough to finish cooking potatoes and to warm everything together.
Serve with Italian Bread. {I love to dip the bread into my soup!}

You can also add broccoli and/or red peppers to the mix – we just prefer it without those.

I hope you enjoy this soup as much as we do! It’s always a good “snow day” dinner!

xoxo, ? Denise

 

 

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