Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
I love a short-cut whenever I can get it. I found this online at the Pasta-Roni website because I got a TON of boxes of this stuff and wanted to know a bit more about it. This is SOOO delicious and easy and a fancy way to disguise a box mix. I know...you "from scratch" cooks are about to die, but it's good. Try it before you turn up your nose.
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (about a pound)
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 1⁄3 cups water
- 2⁄3 cup milk
- 1 (5 1/8 ounce) package Angel Hair with Parmesan Cheese Pasta Roni
- 2 tablespoons chopped chives (optional) or 2 tablespoons parsley (optional)
- Sprinkle chicken with Italian seasoning, garlic salt, and pepper.
- Cook chicken with oil in large skillet over medium heat 5 to 6 minutes per side or until browned. Remove from skillet; set aside.
- Add water, milk to same skillet; bring to a boil.
- Stir in pasta and Special Seasonings packet. Place chicken over pasta. Return to a boil.
- Reduce heat to medium. Gently boil 4 to 5 minutes or until pasta is tender and chicken is no longer pink in center, stirring occasionally.
- Sprinkle with chives, if desired.
My whole family raved about this! I left out the black pepper, and still, this was full of flavor! I did find that the pasta was dry after cooking it, but stirring in an extra 1/3 cup milk before serving worked beautifully. Thanks!
I had a box of Pasta-Roni in the freezer for awhile and decided to try this recipe since I did not know what to do with the product. The chicken was excellent and it did go well with the pasta. I liked how simple the recipe is to prepare, but I did not really like the Pasta-Roni (I felt it was sticky). However, DH2B did like it and ate it without hesitation. Since the ingredients do not list veggies, but the directions mention to add them, I went to the Pasta-Roni site and saw that the original recipe called for 2 cups frozen veggies. By the time I got Redneck's zmail that she left them out on purpose, I had already made the dish with the veggies. I liked the veggies in the dish and if I were to make this again I would include them with the pasta. However, I would prepare the pasta product as it states on the box rather then in the pan and then I would add the cooked chicken to the plates.