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Saturday, November 7, 2015

TWO MORE 30 MINUTE-ONE POT MEALS

This is the time of year when all of our lives get so busy.  There are all kinds of activities happening that make life busier than usual.  

Then add into the mix that family is coming from out of town so you need to get that guest bedroom fluffed - 

planning and preparing for a Huge Thanksgiving Dinner - 

got to start some of my Christmas shopping -

and wow, I need to get my stuff together to decorate the house for Christmas - 

OK, DEEP BREATH - I CAN DO THIS

This is the time I definitely need some really easy, really fast meals in my arsenal.

One Skillet Chicken & Rice - 25 min start to finish


1 chicken breast - 
1 box Chicken & Garlic Rice-a-Roni
1/2 onion
1 c. spinach

Dice chicken into bite size pieces - cut onion into thin strips - sautee both together in a skillet with a little oil about 5 minutes
Remove to a bowl while you prepare the box rice as per directions in the same skillet.   Add the chicken mixture back into the rice, stir, cover and cook as per the rice directions.  Aprox 17 to 20 minutes.  When the rice is done, add the spinach and fluff.  Spinach will wilt in the heat of the rice.
Serves 4
Add a salad for a well balanced meal.

Easy Chicken Pasta Skillet


This is a recipe I copied from Place Of My Taste
Easy Chicken Skillet (1 of 11)

EASY CHICKEN PASTA SKILLET
COOK TIME
TOTAL TIME
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INGREDIENTS
  • 2 halves chicken breast
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • salt, pepper to taste
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 cup sundried tomato
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 box Barilla Pronto Penne
  • parsley
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Heat 2 tsp olive oil. Add diced onion and garlic and cook it for 3 minutes.
  2. Add sliced chicken then cook it for 5 min.
  3. Add sundried tomato and spinach, pour in 2 cups chicken broth.
  4. Add a whole box of Barilla Pronto Pasta and add 2 cups water.
  5. Sprinkle with parsley.
  6. Cook it for 10 minutes.
  7. Add half and a half then add cheese on top and cover for a few minutes.
  8. Enjoy!
I didn't have the sundried tomatoes so I left them out and I substituted 2% milk for the half and half.  It was still rich and fabulous and a little more waistline friendly.

This was so good and my hubby asked that we have this one again.  The secret here is the Barillo Pronto pasta.  I am stocking my pantry with more of these pronto versions.  They save a ton of time.

Both meals were easily done in less than 30 minutes and in one pan.  Easy cooking and easy cleanup.  This is my kind of meals.

If you missed it, try my 20 Minute Beef Stroganoff recipe too.

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9 comments:

  1. thanks for the recipes!!! They look so good.

    Kathy

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  2. For someone who doesn't like to cook, these look delicious. Thanks about the Pronto brand of pasta - didn't even know about that product.
    Hugs,
    Connie

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  3. I'll have to try that pasta one - anything with pasta in it wins my vote!

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  4. Looks so delicious! What time should I be there?

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  5. Marty - These both sound great. I like that they don't appear to make a huge amount which I like since I'm only cooking for one. Thanks for the recipes.

    Judy

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  6. These both look really yummy, Marty! I like quick and easy these days and I guarantee I'll be making these soon.

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  7. Yum Marty I am going to try the Rice a Roni Chicken that sounds really yummy. Have a great week end.
    Kris

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  8. Love your fast and easy yummy recipes Marty, thanks!

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