Thursday, August 30, 2007

Garden Fresh Pasta Toss

Compliments of Stepheny Weaver

1 lb. medium shell macaroni, uncooked
1-1/2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast, cut to bite size pieces
1 envelope Italian salad dressing and recipe mix
1/4 cup olive oil, divided
1 bag (6 oz.)baby spinach leaves
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
2 medium yellow or orange peppers, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup 100% grated three cheese blend

Cook pasta as directed on package. Meanwhile, sprinkle chicken with salad dressing mix; toss to coat. Heat 1 tbsp. of the oil in large nonstick skillet. Add chicken; cook and stir 5 min. or until cooked through. Remove from heat; set aside until ready to use. Drain pasta. Place in large bowl. Add chicken and all remaining ingredients; mix lightly.

Makes: 8 servings, about 2-1/2 cups each.
Preparation time: 25 minutes

Hint: To help boost the flavor of the peppers, add them to the macaroni during the last few minutes of cooking time.

5 comments:

Krissy Cooper said...

Thanks for the recipe, Stepheny!

Stepheny weaver said...

Your welcome! Thanks for posting it. Hope you all enjoy it!

- stepheny

stepheny weaver said...

I will give the recipes to Abbie from now on. Thanks for letting me know, Krissy!

- steph

emily mcdonnell said...

Thank you for the recipe, Stepheny! Do you go to the Sikmas and Coopers church? I'm glad that you could put a recipe on! -Emily

stepheny weaver said...

Emily- Yes, I do go to their church. Where do you go to church and live? I'm glad that I could post too!

- stepheny