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Parmesan Pasta With Chicken and Rosemary

Quick..

Parmesan Pasta With Chicken and Rosemary

Parmesan Pasta With Chicken and Rosemary

easy and looks pretty hard to mess up. This recipe from Real Simple for Parmesan Pasta With Chicken and Rosemary consists of 5 ingredients and claims to be ready in 15 minutes flat.  Perfect to whip up midweek.

Ingredients:
12 ounces orecchiette (about 3 cups)
2- 2 1/2-pound rotisserie chicken
2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
3/4 cup grated Parmesan (3 ounces)
kosher salt and black pepper

Directions:
1. Shred chicken and set aside.
2. Cook the pasta according to the directions.
3. Reserve 1 ¼ cups of the cooking water.
4. Return drained pasta to the pot.
5. Add chicken, rosemary, reserved pasta water, ½ cup of the Parmesan, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper to the pasta and toss.
6. Cook, stirring over medium-low heat until sauce has thickened slightly (2 to 3 minutes).
7. Sprinkle with the remainder of Parmesan and serve.

Photo: Real Simple

-twentyeight

Green Pea Pesto

Another weekend..

Green Pea Pesto

Green Pea Pesto

another race. A 2011 New Year’s Resolution was to get a number for the 2012 New York Marathon. Sounds easy, right? Well, it’s not! One way to get in is to do 9 qualifying races sponsored by the New York Road Runners, and tomorrow will be number 6. Which means tonight’s a mellow night consisting of pasta, a movie and bed. I’ve been a fan of pesto since I was a kid, so I’m excited to try out this recipe for green pea pesto from Food Doodles. With ingredients like peas, chickpeas and parmesan, it seems like a great alternative to pasta and marinara sauce. Plus it’s got lots more protein and requires very little prep time, perfect for the warmer months.. check it out!

Ingredients:
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
1 cup chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/4 tsp salt plus more to taste
1/4 tsp pepper
1-2 cloves garlic
2-3 tbsp Parmesan cheese
1 tbsp olive oil

Directions:
1. Combine all ingredients in a blender or small food processor. 
2. Blend until mixture is smooth.
3. Add about 1/2 a cup of water and mix. Adding more liquid for desired consistency. 
4. Serve over hot whole grain noodles and top with Parmesan cheese.

Photo: Food Doodles

-twentyeight