Today I am stopping by to share another recipe with you. It’s a lovely pasta dish that’s very easy and quick to make. A perfect choice for a weeknight dinner. So if you are looking for a flavorful meal that is nourishing and will please the crowds, this is it. We really loved it…
3 boneless and skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) squares
salt and pepper
3 tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
6 cloves garlic, minced
½ tsp dried oregano
½ tsp red pepper flakes
6 cups (1400 ml) chicken broth
14 oz (400 grams) penne
1 medium broccoli, cut into florets
1 cup (190 grams) oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, coarsely chopped
¾ cup (170 ml) heavy cream
¾ cup (80 grams) grated Parmesan
1 tbsp lemon juice
In a large skillet or pot, heat 2 tbsp olive oil over medium heat. Add the chicken, season with salt and pepper. Cook until the chicken is cooked through (about 12 minutes). Place the chicken in a bowl and set aside.
Add the remaining 1 tbsp olive oil in the skillet, add the onion, ½ tsp salt and cook until the onion softens. Then stir in the garlic, oregano, red pepper flakes and cook about 30 seconds.
Add the chicken broth, bring to a boil, then add the pasta. Cook until the liquid is very thick and syrupy (almost completely absorbed), 12 - 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Stir in the broccoli florets and sun-dried tomatoes, cover and cook until the broccoli is almost tender (4-5 minutes).
On medium-high heat, stir in the cream, Parmesan, chicken and allow to simmer uncovered until the chicken is heated through.
Remove the skillet from the heat, stir in the lemon juice.
These days, for some strange reason, I have been craving chocolate like never before. Maybe I am just trying to find energy in all the possible places. Maybe January does this to me. Maybe it’s just hormones that are playing games with me these days (8 months preggers, have I mentioned? Oh, yes… Sorry for being so quiet about it for so long.). Well, who knows… Maybe it’s all combined.
So, given the fact stated above, I knew my fate was sealed the moment I saw a recipe for Double Chocolate Banana Bread.
Double Chocolate Banana Bread?
Can a recipe possibly sound any more tempting and delicious?
Without any hesitation I gave this thing a try and what I realized was that I have never ever tasted a banana bread so good and my place has never been filled with a better scent than the one that was coming out of the oven while this chocolatey miracle was baking. Absolutely heartwarmingly amazing!
This recipe is really gorgeous and if you are into chocolate, you must, must, must give it a try…
I have to admit, smoothies are one of my most favorite drinks in the whole wide world. They are simply delicious, nourishing and with almost endless combinations of ingredients that can be used to make them, they are always a lot of fun to prepare and serve.
Today, I have a yummy smoothie idea for you. I tried it and loved it to bits. It’s a vanilla date smoothie, a perfect way to sweeten up your life.
The preparation is beyond easy. You only need 5 simple ingredients, which you blend, blend, blend until you reach a thick and smooth consistency. And that’s it.