Are you looking for a tasty meal that can be ready and on the table really fast? I’ve got just the thing! This pasta dish can be ready in minutes, and can be made with or without the meat component for any vegetarians out there.
Parmesan Angel Hair Pasta with Veggies (chicken optional)
This dish looks simple because it is, but it packs a taste punch that will surprise you. The first time I made it I was really pleased with how much flavor it had!
- 1-2 Chicken breasts cooked and cubed (optional)
- 1 cup Vegetables of Choice (carrots and broccoli work well)
- 2 Tbs Pompeian Olive Oil
- ½ box Angel Hair Pasta
- ⅔ cup Chicken broth (or use chicken broth flavoring for vegetarian option)
- ¼ cup shredded Parmesan
- additional Parmesan for topping (if desired)
- Cook chicken in 1 Tbs of the olive oil, remove from heat and cube.
- Add additional Tbs of olive oil to skillet and add carrots, heat through, then add broccoli.
- While veggies are cooking cook your pasta, drain.
- Add chicken back to veggie mixture and stir in chicken broth.
- Heat through and simmer until liquid is reduced to about ¼ cup.
- Add Parmesan cheese once liquid has been reduced (right before serving) and mix
- Place pasta in a large bowl and pour chicken and vegetable mixture over the pasta, toss to coat.
- Sprinkle individual servings with additional Parmesan cheese if desired.
This dish was a huge hit with my pasta loving family, and something a little different from our typical red-sauce that we usually use. I actually chose to make it without the chicken simply because I didn’t have any thawed out, plus it made making this dish even faster!
One thing to note is to make sure you are using quality ingredients. A good olive oil, like Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil, can make the difference in taste; as can fresh ingredients versus canned/processed.
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