Chicken Garlic Pasta
6-8 cloves of fresh garlic
1 T. plus 1 t. oil
1 purple, red, or yellow onion ( we ended up using a yellow onion)
1 yellow or orange pepper sliced very thin (again we had to go with a green pepper)
2 green onions sliced
1/4 t. dried red pepper lakes (add more for more spice)
1 lb. penne pasta
2 bunches of broccoli (cleaned and cut into flowerets)
12 cherry tomatoes, halved (didn't use because Annie thinks they are poisonous)
pinch of ground nutmeg
Fresh, shredded basil ( fresh is best, but we used dried)
2 c. cooked chicken, cubed ( She usually grills it with jsut salt and pepper--we stir fried it in a little olive oil-still very good)
Freshly ground parmesan cheese ( we used 6 oz.)
Fresh ground pepper
Heat olive oil to medium heat and add garlic and chicken. Add the opinion, peppers, pepper flakes, green onion. cook , tossing until onion is crisp and tender.
Boil pasta until partially cooked. Add the broccoli to the pasta pot and let it cook for 5 more minutes until still slightly crisp. Scoop our the broccoli and set aside and save 2 cups of the boiling water and add 2 bullion cubes to it until dissolved. Thoroughly drain pasta.
Return the pasta and broccoli over low heat to the onion and the pepper mixture. AD the 2 cups of bullion, cherry tomatoes, nutmeg, basil and ground pepper. Stir just until tomatoes are hot and serve with fresh parmesan cheese.
We loved this for dinner tonight. Annie was the cook, but we all gobbled it down.