Monday, January 21, 2008

Lime-y, Garlicky, Spicy Goodness

I've had this recipe in my homemade recipe book for a while and have been meaning to make it. Given my quasi-resolution to eat more healthfully, I decided it was time. Because tonight my yoga class was unexpectedly (and un-announcedly) cancelled, tonight was the night. I expected to like it. I expected my husband to think it was OK. His review was "this is fantastic!"

Spicy Garlic Lime Pasta
From Amber's Blog
Serves 3-4
Total Cook & Prep Time - 20 min

1 tbls butter
Few drizzles of olive oil
1 1/4 cup chicken broth
2 tsp lime juice
2 tsp corn starch
5 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp dried parsley
1 small onion, diced fine
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into bite size pieces)
8 oz pasta (I used shells)
1-2 cups broccoli florets
Optional - Parmesan cheese for topping

Bring pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions. During the last 5 minutes of pasta cook time add the broccoli into the boiling water. Drain. (I did this in two separate pots, as I do not like the taste the broccoli gives the pasta).

Mix together all the sauce ingredients (butter through parsley) in a medium sized pan. Heat over medium-low heat. Add onion and simmer.

Meanwhile, cook chicken until no longer pink inside (I did this on the George Foreman grill, but you could do it in a pan on the stove, too). Add too sauce and continue to simmer.

Toss cooked broccoli and pasta with the chicken and sauce. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese if desired and serve.

1 comment:

~Amber~ said...

Glad that you liked it. It came from my blog... [url][/img]