Chicken, Pasta, Veggies Ohhh my!

It's the perfect combination on any given night! I didn't have spaghetti noodles in the pantry either so I used what I had and came up with this...

 VIOLA!!! (Keep in mind, you can always swap ingredients, it just depends on what you're in the mood for.)  Here are the ingredients used:   Olive Oil   4 cloves of fresh garlic    red pepper flakes    2 frozen chicken breasts  1/2 package of pasta shells    1/2 red bell pepper    1/2lb of broccoli    handful of spinach   1/2 onion    1 whole fresh tomatoe   1/2 can of Italian style diced tomatoes    *Total cook time is about an hour plus prep!

VIOLA!!! (Keep in mind, you can always swap ingredients, it just depends on what you're in the mood for.)

Here are the ingredients used:

Olive Oil

4 cloves of fresh garlic 

red pepper flakes 

2 frozen chicken breasts

1/2 package of pasta shells 

1/2 red bell pepper 

1/2lb of broccoli 

handful of spinach

1/2 onion 

1 whole fresh tomatoe

1/2 can of Italian style diced tomatoes 

*Total cook time is about an hour plus prep!

 First, thaw your chicken before boiling for 30-40 mins. Boil your pasta in a separate pot at the same time. (I usually add about a tablespoon of olive oil so the shells don't stick)

First, thaw your chicken before boiling for 30-40 mins. Boil your pasta in a separate pot at the same time. (I usually add about a tablespoon of olive oil so the shells don't stick)

 Meanwhile sauté your fresh tomatoes, onions, and red bell pepper with olive oil & fresh garlic.

Meanwhile sauté your fresh tomatoes, onions, and red bell pepper with olive oil & fresh garlic.

 I like to add broccoli and spinach to my pasta sauce but it will get soggy pretty quick. For that reason I only keep it on the flame for a few minutes. You can add Italian seasoning like I did; for more flavor use half a can of Italian style diced tomatoes.

I like to add broccoli and spinach to my pasta sauce but it will get soggy pretty quick. For that reason I only keep it on the flame for a few minutes. You can add Italian seasoning like I did; for more flavor use half a can of Italian style diced tomatoes.

 Once the chicken is done boiling toss it on the grill for about 5 mins. I sprinkled black pepper on it and let it sit for a few. 

Once the chicken is done boiling toss it on the grill for about 5 mins. I sprinkled black pepper on it and let it sit for a few. 

 Once everything was just about ready I added very little Prego sauce to my sauce. Notice in the picture the mushrooms? (Found them in the pantry at the last minute and tossed them in)  

Once everything was just about ready I added very little Prego sauce to my sauce. Notice in the picture the mushrooms? (Found them in the pantry at the last minute and tossed them in)  

 Here's the FINAL! I sprinkled parmesan on top and added some red pepper flakes for an extra kick.  

Here's the FINAL! I sprinkled parmesan on top and added some red pepper flakes for an extra kick.  

Hope you enjoy! It's always fun mixing things up in the kitchen. Leftovers are good too...