Spicy Garlic Herbed Pasta

October 6, 2008 at 2:26 am | Posted in Chicken, pasta | 1 Comment

I saw this recipe on Katie’s blog (I know, surprise…I am obsessed with her blog, what can I say?!  She knows I’m not stalking her, it’s okay…HA!) and I knew I wanted to try it.  I originally was going to try it as a side dish to a chicken recipe but I then decided to try to mix chicken in with is somehow.  So I kind of just added to this recipe.  I made the pasta just as Katie’s blog says to, but I added some chicken.  Basically all I did was cut up chicken breast into chunks and cook them in the exact same oils, herbs, etc. as the pasta was cooked in, then I mixed the chicken chunks with the pasta for a meal. 

From Katie’s Blog:

Ingredients:
1 lb pasta of choice (I used rotini)
2 tsp olive oil
5 large garlic cloves, minced or pressed
1/2 tsp dried hot red-pepper flakes
1/2 c. dry white wine
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
5 Tbsp unsalted butter
1/2 c. fresh flat-leaf parsley, minced
1/8 c. fresh thyme, minced
juice 1/2 lemon

Directions:
-Bring a 6- to 8-quart pot of salted water to a boil.
-Cook pasta in boiling water until just tender, according to package instructions.
-Reserve 1 c. pasta-cooking water, then drain pasta in a colander.
-Meanwhile, heat oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking.
-Add garlic to skillet and cook until beginning to brown, about 1 minute.
-Add red pepper flakes, wine, salt, and pepper and cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, 1 minute.
-Add butter to skillet, stirring until melted, and stir in herbs and lemon juice.
-Remove skillet from heat.
-Toss pasta well in large bowl, adding some of reserved cooking water if necessary to keep moist.

Pig Rating:  The pig wasn’t a HUGE fan of this, but he isn’t normally a fan of pasta without a cream sauce.  He isn’t as concerned about bathing suits and jeans looking good as me apparently!  HA! 

Mrs. Pig Rating:  I really enjoyed this one.  Adding the chicken really made this a yummy dish!  One note – I wouldn’t add the red pepper flakes to the chicken mixture – it was REALLY spice having it in both that and the pasta!  : )  I will definitely make this again for me – likely when Tommy is traveling sometime!

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  1. OH YUM!!! We’ve added chicken to it before too. DH LOVES this simple little recipe. Glad you guys liked it too! 🙂 🙂


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