I Have No Idea (Chicken With Rotini Pasta)

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by JandJs Mum

I threw this together one night when I had no idea what to make for dinner. When my husband asked what we were having, I said, "I have no idea" - and we've called it that ever since. I've added shrimp at the very end and cooked it just until pink - it was even more delicious!

Top Review by Three Kids Make Me

We have a lot of "I have no idea" recipes in our house, and this one is going to be put in my list of favs! The only thing I did differently was I braised my chicken in the stock after it was browned to save time (was making it for lunch). Added the tomatoes a bit early but they were still great. Oh, if anyone is concerned about how their kids will like it...don't be! I used 2 lbs chicken and a full lb of pasta, DH and I both had one bowl, and my 3 and 4 year olds polished off the rest!!! Thanks J&J!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine first six ingredients (sugar, garlic, nutmeg, onion salt, cayenne pepper and parsley) in medium bowl. Add sliced chicken breasts and toss to coat. Refrigerate until ready to cook.
  2. Begin cooking pasta according to the package directions.
  3. In large saute pan, add olive oil and heat until almost smoking.
  4. Add seasoned chicken to olive oil and cook over medium heat until no longer pink.
  5. Add chicken stock and diced red pepper. Cook until peppers are crisply tender.
  6. Add unsalted butter and garlic and toss gently to coat. (Add shrimp here, if using).
  7. Add cooked pasta and toss with chicken. Top with chopped fresh tomatoes and parmesan cheese. Add pepper to taste.

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