I found this recipe over at Donna's site. Not only is it easy and delicious but there is very little clean up. That means alot if you've been working all day and just want to relax and don't want a ton of pots to clean. She has several dishes like this on her site and they are all kid and time friendly!!!! We all enjoyed this....no one turned their nose up at it. It's very nice when everyone is happy with their dinner! I cooked this before I started letting my husband and son pick out the dinner menu once a week. So far that's been going well and I'll be posting more about that in the near future. I'll let you know what we all picked for our weekly choices!!!
Hope everyone has a nice weekend. They are calling (once again) for a chance of snow/sleet/freezing rain here. Why on the weekend? Why not during the week already! Let's keep our fingers crossed we only get rain!
2 - 3 boneless chicken breasts, cut up into 1 inch pieces
salt and pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
4 medium cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (I omitted these since my son doesn't care for anything spicy)
12 ounces pasta
4 1/4 cups water
2 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth
4 - 5 cups broccoli florets
1/2 cup oil packed sun dried tomatoes, rinsed and chopped
3/4 cup heavey cream
3/4 cup parmesan cheese
Chop onion, mince garlic & cut broccoli florets into big chunks. Coarsely chop sun dried tomatoes.
Cut chicken breasts into 1 inch squares, season with salt and pepper.
In a non stick skillet coated in oil, cook chicken for several minutes until nicely browned. Transfer to a bowl. Add more oil and add onion and salt. Cook until softened. Stir in garlic, oregano and pepper flakes and cook until fragrant.
Toss in pasta, 3 cups water and broth. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook until liquid is thick and syrupy, about 12 minutes. Add broccoli, sun dried tomatoes and remaining 1 1/4 cup water and cook broccoli until it turns bright green and almost tender, about 3 minutes. Stir in heavy cream, fresh grated cheese and chicken. Cook until thickened and cooked through, about 2 -3 minutes. Top with fresh cheese to serve.