Easy Garlic Chicken Pasta Dinner

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This recipe has been a favorite of mine since I was a little girl and it was a regular dinner in our house growing up. I make it for my husband often, but it never seems to taste as good as when Mom made it. I suppose that is true for most of us and our Mothers cooking.

This is the perfect meal to make when your on a time crunch or exhausted. There aren't too many steps or ingredients and very little prep work is involved. Plus, you won't have to use every dish you own, making clean up simple and easy.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: Serves 6-10

Ingredients

  • 2 breasts Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • Varies by quantity needed Dry Linguine Noodles
  • 1 Bag Frozen California Blend Vegetables
  • Garlic Powder, to taste
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter, Margarine or EVOO
  • Parmesan Cheese, (optional)

Instructions

  1. Cut chicken breasts into bite size pieces and cook in uncoveredd skillet with 1 tablespoon butter. Add garlic powder (or minced fresh garlic) to taste over medium heat.
  2. Begin cooking pasta according to box al dente directions. *Quick tip, you can throw a noodle at a wall and if it sticks to the wall your pasta is done!
  3. When chicken is mostly cooked add bag of frozen vegetables to skillet, an additional tablespoon of butter and a little more garlic powder. Cover skillet and allow to continue cooking.
  4. When pasta is cooked, drain and place in large bowl.
  5. Being sure that vegetables are al dente and chicken is thoroughly cooked add the mixture to the pasta, including any juices left in skillet. Mix well with remaining butter. Taste your delicious meal and add additional garlic powder if needed.
  6. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese if desired and enjoy!

Variations

This pasta can be easily changed and added to. I often add shrimp and yellow squash. You can switch out the vegetable blends for your favorite or take out the chicken to make it a vegetarian dish. Using EVOO instead of butter will make this a much healthier dish. You can also use real garlic cloves instead of garlic seasonings. Try adding other seasonings that you love like Mrs. Dash blends, pepper or onions.

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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean

Noodles and vegetables well seasoned is a divine idea. Thank you for sharing this recipe.


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bearnmom 3 years ago from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

This is a great recipe but I think I would use minced garlic that I buy in the produce section of our supermarket. I'm going to make it for dinner today. Thank you for sharing.


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diydiva 3 years ago from California Author

MsDora, yes and the combinations of vegetables are endless! bearmom, thank you for reading and yes minced garlic would definitely amp up the flavor I just can never remember to grab it when at the grocery store.


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peachpurple 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

this is the easiest chicken garlic pasta i had ever read ! Not much ingredients required, quick and easy , ready in 35 min for the whole family. \Gonna whip up some pasta for the weekend. Thanks. Voted up


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diydiva 3 years ago from California Author

Thank you for reading and the vote peachpurple

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