Friday, December 26, 2014

Convincing the Kids

This was one of those recipes that I thought my boys would absolutely love. I mean, they love chicken, they love, putting chicken and spaghetti together would be a hit, right? Well, they both took one look and turned their noses up at it. Once they figured out that they couldn't eat anything else that night until they at least tried the chicken, they finally ate a few pieces. They put up such a fight! However, then my youngest son proceeded to keep sneaking back and eating a few more pieces until he ate all of his chicken on his own. Hopefully, you can eat this without having to hide the fact that you actually like it!

Herbed Chicken and Tomatoes Recipe


8 ounces pasta, such as spaghetti or linguine
1 1/2 teaspoons basil
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon rosemary, crushed
3 tablespoons flour, divided
1 1/2 pounds thinly sliced boneless skinless chicken breast halves
2 to 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 can (14 1/2 ounces) petite diced tomatoes, drained (I used two cans)
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
2 tablespoons fat free half-and-half


Cook pasta as directed on package. Drain well. Meanwhile, mix seasonings in shallow dish. Reserve 2 teaspoons. Stir 2 tablespoons of the flour into remaining seasoning mixture in dish. Coat chicken in seasoned flour. Discard any remaining seasoned flour.

Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add chicken in batches; cook 2 minutes per side or until golden brown and cooked through. Add additional 1 tablespoon oil as needed. remove chicken from skillet; keep warm.

Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in skillet. Add onion; cook and stir 3 minutes or until softened. Stir in remaining 1 tablespoon flour. Add tomatoes, stock and reserved seasoning mixture; bring to boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 5 minutes. Stir in half-and-half. Return chicken to skillet; cook until heated through. Season to taste, as desired. Serve with pasta.

Source: McCormick. You can find it here.

Notes: Well, I enjoyed this without having to hide that fact. :) I thought this was really good and the leftovers were good too.

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