Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
- 1 tablespoon butter or 1 tablespoon margarine
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/ 2-inch pieces
- 1⁄4 cup chicken broth (14-1/ 2 oz can) or 1⁄4 cup low sodium chicken broth (14-1/ 2 oz can)
- 1⁄2 cup spaghetti sauce (14 oz jar)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon oregano leaves
- 3 cups rotini pasta (8oz) or 3 cups penne rigate, uncooked (8oz)
- 3⁄4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
- In 10 inch skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter; add chicken.
- Cook, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink, about 3 minutes.
- Add chicken broth, spaghetti sauce and seasonings; heat to boiling.
- Add uncooked pasta, stirring to coat with liquid.
- Cover; reduce heat. Simmer 15 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes or until most liquid is absorbed.
- Remove from heat; stir in Parmesan cheese. 5 servings (1 cup each)
This is a nice meal for three or, with a salad on the side, four people for lunch. Instead of spaghetti sauce from a jar, a cup of diced tomatoes ... out of the can is fine .. and a couple cloves of crushed garlic will add a fresh taste to the dish and save some money. You might want to add a little salt.
I modified this a bit but it turned out really delicious. I did step 1&2 but I had a lot of veggies leftover in my fridge so I added them. Veggies were a handful of mushrooms, 1 medium onion, 4 garlic cloves, 1/2 green pepper, 1/4 orange pepper. I then added a full 14oz can of chicken broth, a full 1 pound jar of spaghetti sauce and let it boil over the chicken and veggies. I put 4 cups of uncooked noodles in and let it simmer for aroun 25 minutes. I placed it in a cassarole dish, covered it with sharp chedder and mozzarella cheese and baked it on high for 15 more minutes. Turned out wonderful, thanks for the tip on using chicken broth!
This was avery tasty quick meal. For some reason there was not enough liquid for the pasta to cook in. So I added another 1/2 cup of broth and it worked out fine. This really is a great fast meal for those days when you don't have much time. Thanks Gregg ; )