I had hoped to post about marshmallows today, honestly. I made some delicious marshmallow cream, that I thought would harden into beautiful marshmallows. No such luck — they stayed jelly-like and odd-textured. Only one of my children liked them. Another wouldn’t try them, and another spit them out and said “Ew.” And that kid normally likes everything.
Hopefully, I’ll get back to the drawing board and make another, better batch, when I can then share with you. They are a nifty treat!
After that failure, I wasn’t sure what I would share with you today. Most of my other kitchen adventures involved making various tinctures and other “medicines.” I found myself needing a quick meal for dinner — I realized I’d waited too long when my husband asked if we were planning to eat dinner today. Oops, yes.
This meal, which sounds and tastes gourmet, is easy, and fairly quick to put together. Besides a pot to cook the pasta, the rest is a one-dish deal. Plus, it makes use of really rich, nourishing ingredients. What could be better?
Chicken and Pasta with Creamy Sundried Tomato Reduction Sauce
- 1 lb. chicken breast, thinly sliced
- 3 tbsp. butter
- 1/2 tsp. basil
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
- 1/2 tsp. onion powder
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 small yellow onion, sliced thinly
- 2 tbsp. sundried tomatoes, diced
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/2 c. chicken stock
- 1/2 c. whole milk
- 8 oz. spaghetti (I use Einkorn)
Melt the butter in a skillet. Add the chicken and sprinkle with salt, onion powder, and basil. Then add the onions and garlic to the pan around the chicken. Cook the pasta according to package directions.
Cook the chicken and spices until the chicken is lightly browned on each side, roughly 5 minutes per side. Remove the chicken from the pan, and add the sundried tomatoes.
Add the bay leaf and the chicken stock.
Add the milk.
At this point, allow the sauce to simmer over low heat until it’s reduced by about half. Then, it’s ready to serve. Pour the sauce over the pasta and set the chicken on the side. Simple!
What do you do when you need a quick meal?
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