Easy 30-Minute Brown Butter Chicken Pasta

easy 30-minute brown butter chicken pasta recipe

Hi friends!

I have a lovely weeknight dinner idea for you today. If you don’t have too much time on your hands but still would like to serve your loved ones something delicious and slightly extraordinary, I highly recommend this Brown Butter Chicken Pasta to you. It is super quick and the brown butter adds a whole new dimension of flavor to the meal. It’s truly addictive!

If you’d like to find out more, please see the details below….

With love,

Petra

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Easy 30-Minute Brown Butter Chicken Pasta
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Serves: 6 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 16 oz (450 grams) bow-tie pasta
  • 1 stick (110 grams) unsalted butter
  • 32 oz (950 ml) chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 3 chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized cubes
  • 2 cups (200 grams) sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cups (320 grams) halved cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups (120 grams) fresh spinach
  • salt
  • ground black pepper
  • ¾ tsp red paprika powder
  • 1 tsp dried garlic powder
  • ½ tsp curry powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried chives
  • Parmesan cheese (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Continue to cook until it bubbles and turns a caramel brown color.
  2. Add the pasta to the pot and let cook for about 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  3. Add the chicken broth to the pot and stir.
  4. Season with ¼ tsp salt, ¾ tsp red paprika powder, 1 tsp dried garlic, ½ tsp curry powder, ¼ tsp cayenne pepper, 1 tsp dried parsley and 1 tsp dried chives. Stir. Simmer until all liquid is absorbed by the pasta, stirring occasionally. If all liquid is gone before your pasta is done, add more water and continue to simmer.
  5. While the pasta is simmering, in a skillet, add 1 tbsp olive oil and place over medium to high heat.
  6. Add the chicken to the skillet, season with about ¾ tsp salt and ¼ tsp ground black pepper. Cook until done.
  7. Remove the chicken from the skillet into a separate bowl. Cover with foil.
  8. Add 1 tbsp olive oil in the skillet. Add the mushrooms and tomatoes to the skillet. Season with a little salt. Saute until the mushrooms are soft.
  9. Add in the spinach and cook until the spinach has wilted.
  10. Once all of the chicken broth has been absorbed into the pasta, toss the mushroom-tomato-spinach mixture and the chicken into the pot with the pasta. Stir well to combine. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve.
  11. Enjoy!

 

(This lovely recipe was adapted from BigBearsWife.com. Thanks Angie!)

Cheesy Pasta With Chicken, Broccoli And Sun Dried Tomatoes

pasta with cheese, broccoli and dried tomatoes recipe

Are you on the lookout for quick and delicious weeknight dinner recipes? Then I can wholeheartedly recommend this pasta to you, dear friends.

This recipe only requires a couple minutes of your time and will reward you with an amazing, flavorful and satisfying result. Just imagine some really delicious creamy and cheesy sauce combined with flavorful chicken chunks, broccoli and sun dried tomatoes, all poured over your favorite kind of pasta. Sounds good, right?

I made this meal for our dinner a few days ago and I think that this recipe is definitely going to stay.

Here is how it can be prepared…

 

Cheesy Pasta With Chicken, Broccoli And Sun Dried Tomatoes

The ingredients…

 

pasta with cheese, broccoli and dried tomatoes recipe

1. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions. Drain well.

2. Cook broccoli in salted water for about 5-7 minutes, until cooked but still crunchy. Drain well, reserving about 1/2 cup (120 ml) of the cooking water for the chicken.

3. Combine pasta and broccoli in one pot.

Honey And Mustard Chicken With Bacon, Mushrooms and Cheese

honey mustard chicken with bacon, mushrooms and cheese recipe

This is definitely one of the best chicken meals I have ever had.

Well, who could say no to a chicken that is marinated in honey and mustard sauce and then baked with luscious layers of bacon, mushrooms and cheddar cheese on top. Not me, that’s for sure!

And being rather quick to prepare, this recipe makes a good choice for weekday dinners as well.

Here’s how to make the magic happen…

 

honey mustard chicken with bacon, mushrooms and cheese recipe

We’ll need these ingredients.

 
 

honey mustard chicken with bacon, mushrooms and cheese recipe

1. First, make the marinade by mixing together the mustard, honey and lemon juice.

 
 

honey mustard chicken with bacon, mushrooms and cheese recipe

2. Cover the chicken with the marinade and refrigerate for two hours.

 
 

honey mustard chicken with bacon, mushrooms and cheese recipe

3. When the chicken is marinated, preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C).

4. Use a large pan or skillet to fry the bacon on the stove until mostly cooked (it will cook more when baked in the oven). Remove the bacon onto a separate plate.

 
 

honey mustard chicken with bacon, mushrooms and cheese recipe

5. Using the same pan and what’s left of the bacon, fry the chicken (discarding leftover marinade). Cook a few minutes on each side, but not until cooked through – the chicken will finish cooking in the oven.

 
 

honey mustard chicken with bacon, mushrooms and cheese recipe

6. Place the chicken in a large baking dish.

 
 

honey mustard chicken with bacon, mushrooms and cheese recipe

7. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and paprika.

 
 

honey mustard chicken with bacon, mushrooms and cheese recipe

8. Place the sliced mushrooms in the same pan where the chicken was cooking. Add about 1/2 tsp salt and cook for about 5-7 minutes. Then set aside.

 
 

honey mustard chicken with bacon, mushrooms and cheese recipe

9. Assemble the chicken by topping it with the bacon…

 
 

honey mustard chicken with bacon, mushrooms and cheese recipe

… mushrooms …

 
 

honey mustard chicken with bacon, mushrooms and cheese recipe

… and lastly with the cheese and parsley.

 
 

honey mustard chicken with bacon, mushrooms and cheese recipe

10. Bake at 350 °F (175 °C) for about 20 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.

 
 

honey mustard chicken with bacon, mushrooms and cheese recipe

Serve warm.

 
 

honey mustard chicken with bacon, mushrooms and cheese recipe

I served my chicken with potatoes and fresh salad. Yummy!

Enjoy, dear friends!

Love,
Petra

(This delicious recipe was adapted from everydayhomecook.com. Makes 4 servings.)

 

Kung Pao Chicken

kung pao chicken recipe

Kung Pao has been one of my favorite chicken recipes ever since I can remember.

When I found this finger-licking recipe from Bobby (blogchef.net), I immediately knew my fate was sealed. It looked so delicious I needed to prepare it as soon as possible.

Here’s how Bobby himself describes this recipe: ‘Kung Pao chicken first originated in central-western China and has become very popular in the United States. This is the westernized version of kung pao chicken consisting of wok fried chicken pieces, roasted peanuts, scallions and a spicy sauce. For those of you that have been waiting for a Chinese chicken recipe that doesn’t use a deep fryer – this is it.’

And here’s the process in more details…

 
 

kung pao chicken ingredients

Here’s all that we need.

 
 

kung pao recipe - cubed meat coated with corn flour

1. To make your Kung Pao Chicken, combine the chicken and cornstarch in a bowl and toss to coat.

 
 

kung pao - sesame oil in a pan

2. Heat the sesame oil in a wok or pan over medium heat.

 
 

kung pao - meat in pan

3. Add the chicken and stir fry 7-9 minutes or until no longer pink inside.

 
 

kung pao recipe - spring onions and mashed garlic

4. Chop the green onions and mince the garlic cloves.

 
 

kung pao recipe

5. Add the green onions, garlic, red pepper flakes and powdered ginger to the wok or pan and stir fry for about 30 seconds.
 
 

kung pao - soy sauce, rice wine vinegar and sugar mixture in a bowl

6. Combine the vinegar, soy sauce and sugar in a small bowl. Mix well.

 
 

kung pao recipe - finished - in a pan

7. Add the sauce to the wok or pan.

8. Stir in roasted peanuts. Heat thoroughly.

 
 

kung pao chicken recipe

9. Top with additional green onions if desired and serve over white rice.

Enjoy!

With love,
Petra

(This recipe was adapted from blogchef.net.)