So, who doesn’t like a quick and easy meal… with almost minimal clean-up?!!?!? Our stove has only 3 out of the 4 burners that actually work, lol. And one of those 3… we have to ignite with a match! So needles to say… even though I don’t mind making some complex meals, this makes it VERY frustrating and difficult!! That’s why I LOVE being able to make ONE pot/skillet meals! And, I have a feeling… you are going to love this one too!
The fun part of meals like these…. you can really play with some of the ingredients and add or remove what you don’t necessarily like or want. Don’t like asparagus? Add another veggie of your choice (or none at all). Don’t have chicken on hand? Skip it! This pasta recipe is great even on its own (pasta and sauce) Also, this pasta recipe is perfect if you have any leftover chicken from a previous dinner or lunch! (My boys are not too keen on repeat meals… so I always try to find ways to revamp my leftovers into new meals. )
This meal is seriously super quick to make! I had purchased a package of pre-cooked chicken and an asparagus saute blend (both) from Trader Joes (which also had some onion and mushroom). I also used their Garlic Basil linguine which is one of our favorites at home! Dylan (who is my pickiest eater) absolutely LOVES this pasta, even if it is just cooked and buttered!
Just an FYI- I used 2 packs of the 8oz Linguine, simply because there are 6 of us here and sometimes so our meals tend to be made in larger portions. However, I made the recipe below to reflect serving for (approx) a family of 4, if you need enough to feed 6-8 (like us) you can use double pasta and an extra cup of chicken broth, like we did (and possibly an extra cup of milk, but I suggest adding that as needed – if you notice it is drying out- once you are done cooking it fully)
You will want to garnish the plate with chopped Italian parsley (I was completely out of it when I made this, boo-hoo!) And don’t be afraid to use more garlic, if you want/like a super garlic-y cream sauce. (I am obsessed with Garlic, so of course I added more )
Try this recipe and let me know how it came out for you! Would you like to see more “one-pot” or “under 30 minute” meals? Leave me a comment! Tell me what kind of recipes (or posts) YOU want to see! If you ahev ANY questions about this recipe, feel free to reach out and comment!
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