I’ve decided for the summer that I’m going to try at least one new thing from my Pinterest every week. I expect there will be some wins and probably a few epic fails and I will try to properly document each for you all here on a regular basis (though it seems when I put regularly in a sentence that involves this blog I fail). I will also give a few notes at the bottom on the results and any changes I might have (or will in the future) made. This week I got to have these three wonderful ladies over for dinner and I used that as a chance to try out (and get three extra opinions on) my Pinterest trial of the week. So is this week’s Pinterest trial (please note: everything I try is available on my ‘Pinned That Done That’ board):
- ½ lb. boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into small chunks
- 1 – 13.25 to 16 oz. box of linguini or fettuccini pasta, broken in half (I used whole wheat)
- 4 medium carrots, peeled and cut in thin 3 inch long strips
- 1 medium red bell pepper, cut in thin 3 inch long strips
- 1 bunch green onions, white part sliced and green part cut in 3 inch long strips
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon corn starch
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
- 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
- Add the chicken, then the pasta, then the remaining ingredients to a large stockpot and cover. Bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Stir and reduce the heat to medium-low.
- Cook covered for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cook until most of the liquid is gone and the chicken is cooked through.
- Remove the lid and let the dish rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Calories: 332 Fat(g): 4.7 Saturated Fat(g): 0.3 Protein(g): 17.6 Carbohydrate(g): 53.9 Fiber(g): 7.2
Notes from Becca: This was a big hit – all four of us really enjoyed it and the ladies took leftovers home which is always a good sign! It was an easy, inexpensive meal to prepare and it tasted good the second time around (which for those of us who sometimes cook for one, is always a win). I also love that it didn’t dirty up a sink full of dishes – true to it’s name I made the whole thing in one pot!