Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Recipe: Angel Hair with Chicken and Feta

Hi friends!  I hope you're having a wonderful day!  We are doing pretty well.  Avery is teething but other than that, things are good.  The air conditioner on our van broke over the weekend and it's going to cost $600 to fix it.  We need to save up the money so until then, we are going to go without.  Which is a huge feat where I live.  Summer brings 100 degree weather here.  But we are having cool weather today (when I had to get the kids out of the house so they could spray for bugs) and I'm feeling blessed.

In my continuing quest to turn my blog into a lifestyle blog, I figured that I would share more recipes with you.  Now, I'm not that great at coming up with recipes.  I'm usually pretty by the book when it comes to cooking.  Though, I have a few recipes that I have adapted so far from the original that I feel comfortable sharing them.  
Angel Hair with Chicken and Feta
adapted from THIS RECIPE by Robin Miller

1 1/2 pounds chicken, diced into bite sized pieces
1 small jar sun dried tomatoes
1 small jar marinated artichokes
1 fresh vegetable of your choosing (I used zucchini, but I also like spinach or asparagus)
1 small package Feta cheese
1 pound angel hair pasta, cooked according the package directions
1/2 cup salted pasta water
Salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder (to taste)

1. Heat pan with some oil from the sun dried tomatoes.  Add chicken and cook until desired doneness.  I like to cook mine until it's brown for that caramelized flavor.  Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.  Remove from pan, set aside.

2.  Add some more oil from the tomatoes to the same pan.  Sauté the vegetable you picked.  Season.  Add sun dried tomatoes and artichokes and cook until heated through.

3. Reserve some of the pasta water from cooking the angel hair pasta.  (I heavily salt my water.)  Strain pasta and add back to the pot you cooked it in.

4. Add chicken and vegetables to pasta and stir.  Add desired amount of pasta water so that the pasta is coated.  Top with feta cheese.

I hope you enjoy this recipe!  Have a great day, friends!

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