Saturday, December 12, 2020

Creamy Chicken & Veggie Pasta!

I wanted something cozy on a cold rainy day.  So I used what I had in my fridge.  I had a few pieces of chicken and some random veggies. The sweet potato completely broke down and became super creamy. Any kind of squash or pumpkin would have worked as well.

It turned out really good so I wrote it down, and thought I'd share.  You can adjust the times, if you do it on the stove.  I apologize for no pictures, I had no idea how it would taste, and we gobbled it up. Maybe if I remember when I have leftovers :D

Creamy Chicken Pasta! 

1 onion diced
4 cloves of garlic chopped
4 chicken thighs whole

4 cups of water

¼ Dijon mustard

2 carrots chopped

1 giant sweet potato

Fresh thyme

Lots of Cajun seasoning

pasta of your choice

cream cheese

salt and pepper to taste

grated cheese of your choice.

Put the instant pot on saute, and cook onion till soft, add garlic, and stir.  Add in your chicken, and brown them up a  bit.  Then dump in everything else except the pasta and cream cheese.  Add whatever veggies you have on hand.  Cook for 15-45 mins NPR. (depends on size and type of chicken, and how large you diced your veg). I left everything fairly large and did the full 45 mins as I had plenty of time.

Pull out chicken and set aside, turn pot back to saute mode, and add in your pasta.  I used rotini noodles.  Cook for allotted time till soft, adding any water as needed.  When they’re just about ready add in your cream cheese and adjust your seasoning.   Add the shredded chicken back in that you cleaned off the bone.  (or chicken breasts)

I served it with grated Parmesan, and hot chili flakes, and added capers to my dish. 

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