Skillet Meal

Summer is almost over and school will resume.  All mothers are going to be so busy that most just want to prepare a quick meal.  Here’s a perfect meal packed with complex carbohydrates, fiber, and protein to serve your family or loved ones.

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Time really flies when you keep yourself busy.   My children and I just arrived from North Carolina and I didn’t feel like preparing two meals this evening.  My husband wanted a casserole meal, so I thought about the skillet meal I used to prepare because everyone in my family can eat it.

Prepare your ingredients.

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*Note:  Depending on the heat of your stove, cooking time may require adjustments.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups uncooked Tri-color Rotini pasta
  • 3 small Tri-color Bell Peppers, cut in bite pieces
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1/2 teaspoon Chicken bouillon
  • 1 1/2 chicken breast, cut in bite pieces
  • a handful of snowpeas
  • 1 carrot, cut slanted about 1/2 inch thick then cut in half
  • 2 cups broccoli
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 of medium onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 pinches of salt
  • Black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

Follow the instructions on the box to cook the Rotini pasta.  Seat aside. Heat a skillet over medium heat and coat with olive oil when hot.  Saute garlic and onions until garlic turns lightly brown and onions are translucent.

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Add the chicken and stir.

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Cover and let cook for 2 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink.

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Add the carrots and chicken bouillon and stir.  Cover and let cook for 1-2 minutes.*

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Add the broccoli and water. Cover and let cook for 1 minute.  Add the bell peppers and snow peas. Stir-fry for 3-4 minutes.*

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Add the cooked pasta.

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Add salt and pepper and stir until well combined.   Done.

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Serve warm on a plate or in a bowl.  You can sprinkle it with parmesan cheese if you prefer.  Enjoy your extra time with your family. 🙂

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11 thoughts on “Skillet Meal

  1. Looks healthy and delicious; screams summer. The last photo is missing…? I see you also love Costco. They just introduced a whole grain quinoa penne that would be awesome in this dish.

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