Pepper Patch Pasta with Grilled Chicken

I was zipping through the produce section the other day, tossing things in my basket when I saw a pack of peppers.  Red, yellow and orange.  Not cheap, but they looked so good I couldn’t resist.  They waited in the fridge for a day or two until inspiration hit.

I decided they would be good paired with pasta, tomatoes and a creamy sauce.  I was right.  This dish was a hit with all of us.  It also makes use of the homemade seasoned salt that I posted yesterday.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Pepper Patch Pasta with Grilled Chicken

Yield: about 8 servings

Pepper Patch Pasta with Grilled Chicken

Ingredients

  • 1 box penne pasta
  • about 2 lbs. boneless chicken breasts or tenders
  • homemade seasoned salt or store-bought
  • 4 Tbs. butter
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced or crushed
  • 2 whole sweet bell peppers, chopped (I used the whole red and 1/2 each of yellow and orange)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup half & half, warmed
  • 1 cup Italian blend cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in half

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
  2. Sprinkle the chicken with seasoned salt and grill until done. Then slice it thin.
  3. While the chicken and pasta cook, melt 3 Tbs. of the butter in a skillet over medium heat.
  4. Add the onions and garlic and cook until soft.
  5. Add the peppers and cook until they are tender-crisp.
  6. Remove the veggies from the pan.
  7. Add the last Tbs. butter. I accidentally let mine brown a bit, which tasted good. A happy accident.
  8. Whisk in the chicken broth, then half & half.
  9. Stir in the cheese.
  10. Add 2 pinches of seasoned salt, about 1/2 tsp.
  11. When the pasta is cooked and drained, pour the sauce into the pasta and combine.
  12. Add the tomatoes. Serve with the chicken.
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Comments

  1. Good timing–I was just wondering what to do with my chicken tonight!

  2. Yummmm…this sounds sooo good~I can’t wait to try it!

    I bet adding a handful of spinach in after everything gets done and just mixing it in would be really tasty too.

  3. This is yummy looking. I have added a link on my blog under my post for Recipes to Try – Chicken.

    Challenge will be to get hubby to eat a creamy sauce he is not a fan – he justs loves his red sauces on pasta!! Oh well, make it for myself!

    Jackie

  4. That looks amazing! I am so hungry now. :-)

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  5. Oh boy, I know we would love this. It would be great even without the chicken (perfect for my vegetarian daughter)!

  6. ah- mazing!!!! i just made this and i am in love! probably my new favorite recipe!

  7. How do I add this recipe in to my box.

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