My goal is to make delicious meals for my family at least five nights a week, which can be a challenge to say the least. Most of the time, when I get home, I don't have much ambition to get cookin', but when I've got a quick meal on the menu like chicken fettucini, my motivation lifts considerably. This meal is one that I've been eating since high school. My mom, who is always on the look out for delicious, quick meals, found this one. I love it's versatility as well. I'll tell you more about it below.
|After the vegetables have been cooked and the chicken is added, then you can put together the simple sauce: cream of chicken soup, cheddar cheese, and a bit of water to thin it out. Not to mention some yummy basil.|
|And there you have it, a tasty, quick meal. (Derek loves this one, thus the huge portion!)|
Study the recipe below and put this on your menu next week. It's a winner every time and there is no way to mess it up. Plus, the family will love the flavors.
From the kitchen of Mom
1 1/2 cups broccoli florets
1 medium yellow, red or green pepper cut to desired size
1 medium onion chopped
1 T. oil
12 oz. chicken breast (cut into 1 inch squares)
1 can cream of chicken
1/2 cup water
1 t. dried basil
1/2 cup cheddar cheese
8 oz. fettucini
Cook chicken in 1 TB. of oil until cooked through. Remove the chicken and set aside. Add more oil and cook the vegetables until tender, yet still crispy, all the while, bring a separate pot of water to a boil for pasta. Once the water boils, cook pasta according to package directions.
Add the cream of chicken, water, basil, and cheddar cheese to the vegetable mixture and stir to combine. Add the chicken to the sauce and vegetables and heat the sauce through. Serve over pasta.