Hello! Hope all of you have been doing well! It was a long Monday for me and I ended up taking a 3 hour nap…oops!
I made this after wanting to make it for a long time and based it kind of off the pasta I ate at Souplantation a couple days ago. That one had asparagus so I considered putting asparagus into mine, but decided not to because I didn’t want to have to eat asparagus for the next 5 days or have to throw it out after using just a little bit from the bunch for this dish. I walked around Ralphs looking for a smaller alternative and decided to get a red bell pepper! It was the perfect amount and I used up the whole thing. You can use whatever vegetables you want in yours 🙂
As for the chicken, I suggest that you get the thigh meat because it’s a lot juicer than breast meat. Ralphs only sold a bunch of thigh meat in packages, so I got a seasoned one from behind the counter and washed out the seasoning at home. A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do!
The recipe for the baked salmon is here if you want to make it. I don’t know if salmon was the best compliment to the pasta, but it was still pretty good! I think a simple salad can also be really great with this recipe.
I hope you enjoy the recipe!
INGREDIENTS: 2 servings
- 1 chunk of chicken thigh (as much as you want) cut into strips
- 1 bell pepper sliced thinly
- 1/2 onion chopped
- 1 cup chicken broth (low sodium/fat free)
- a little less than 1/4 cup heavy cream
- olive oil
- salt/pepper to taste
- 1 lemon (pour half and add to taste. otherwise, it can get too sour!)
- parmesan cheese (I grated half and added half from the bottle. I put in about 1/8 of a cup but you can add more if you would like)
- any kind of pasta boiled in salted water
- If you are making the baked salmon, start with that
- Start boiling your water and boil pasta al dente (not cooked completely)
- Saute your onions in a little bit of olive oil until they start to brown, then add in your chicken and bell pepper (Salt and pepper when you add both ingredients)
- Once your chicken has cooked through, add the chicken broth and let it start to boil
- When the chicken broth has reduced a bit, add in your pasta noodles and let the noodles soak up some of the juices
- Add your cream and parmesan and stir in
- Stir, let boil for a bit, then add in your lemon juice, making sure that you do not put in too much
- You can taste the pasta at this point and add more salt or cheese if necessary
- Let the pasta thicken up a little bit before serving
- Place salmon on plate if you made it