Chicken Pasta Primavera – Quick and Easy – 25 Minutes

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Chicken Pasta Primavera is a…..

…….Quick and Easy weeknight meal that you can put together with just about any vegetables that you have on hand.

Primavera translated from Italian means springtime but Pasta Primavera originated by an Italian chef in New York City in the 1970’s.

Enough history let’s get your Chicken Pasta Primavera going.

Put the chicken tenders in the microwave to thaw out while you cut up the vegetables. When I rooted around in the fridge I found some broccoli, asparagus, string beans, carrots, tomatoes, garlic, some mushrooms leftover from our last batch  of chicken marsala and some onions. But, literally, any vegetable or vegetables will work.

Put a large skillet or sauté pan on at medium high and swirl in some olive oil. While it’s heating up cut up the chicken tenders. When the pan is hot, put in the chicken and sprinkle it with some salt and pepper.

Put a pot of salted water on for your pasta and cook the pasta while you put together to Primavera part. If the pasta is al dente before the veggies are cooked just drain it and drizzle a little olive oil in. Stir it to get the pasta covered with the oil and put it on an idle back burner to keep warm while it waits its turn.

When the chicken has browned add all the veggies except the tomatoes and garlic. Stir it a few times as everything cooks.

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After about 3-4 minutes or when the veggies just start to get a little soft throw in the tomatoes and the garlic. Add the chicken broth or white wine, squeeze in the juice from a lemon and toss in the rind and stir it all together. When the liquid starts to simmer lower the heat to medium and simmer for a couple of minutes.

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Add the grated parmesan and stir it in to your Chicken Pasta Primavera then….

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…..serve it up!!

You just prepared  your Quick and Easy Chicken Pasta Primavera like a chef!!

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A chilled bottle of Pinot Grigio pairs up real good with Chicken Pasta Primavera.

 

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  1. Put a large skillet or sauté pan on at medium high swirl in some olive oil. While it's heating up cut up the chicken tenders. When the pan is hot, put in the chicken and sprinkle it with some salt and pepper.
  2. Put a pot of salted water on for your pasta and cook the pasta while you put together to Primavera part. If the pasta is al dente before the veggies are cooked just drain it and drizzle a little olive oil in. Stir it to get the pasta covered with the oil and put it on an idle back burner to keep warm while it waits its turn.
  3. When the chicken has browned add all the veggies except the tomatoes and garlic. Stir it a few times as everything cooks. After about 3-4 minutes or when the veggies just start to get a little soft throw in the tomatoes and the garlic. Add the chicken broth or white wine, squeeze in the juice from a lemon and toss in the rind and stir it all together. When the liquid starts to simmer lower the heat to medium and simmer for a couple of minutes.
  4. Add the grated parmesan and stir it in to your Chicken Pasta Primavera then serve it up!!
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Quick Easy Chicken Bruschetta with Melted Mozzarella

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Have you ever wanted your supper to be light and healthy but also very delicious? This Chicken Bruschetta sure does qualify. It’s easy to put together and wow it’s good!

Set the oven at 400°F and put a skillet on at medium high. Eyeball enough olive oil to lightly coat the bottom of the pan. Salt and pepper the chicken tenders. and put them into the skillet. Cook them until the liquid runs clear or they are firm to a poke or they read 170°F on an instant read meat thermometer (about 3-4 minutes each side) and then put them in a dish to rest. When they have cooled off a little cut them in halve horizontally giving you a flat surface to pile the bruschetta on.

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Speaking of the bruschetta while the chicken is cooking lets put it together. Core and seed the Roma tomatoes. Cut the halves into strips then crossways into 1/4″ pieces.

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Chop up the garlic and the basil leaves. Put it all in bowl and add the extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle a pinch of salt.

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Stir it all together. Line a baking pan with aluminum foil and spray or coat it with olive oil. Lay the chicken out in the pan with the flat side up. Spread the bruschetta on the chicken. Don’t worry about some of the oil spreading around.

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Chop up the mozzarella into small cubes and top the bruschetta with the mozzarella and some grated parmesan cheese. Also, there should be a little of the EVOO left in the bottom the bowl. Drizzle it on top.

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Put it in the oven for about five minutes or just long enough for the cheese to begin to melt. You don’t want it to get too runny. Then enjoy your Chicken Bruschetta with Melted Mozzarella. Bon Appetito!

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We had a nice Beaujolais with our Chicken Bruschetta and the combo was good,,real good. The pic includes a small loaf of Poppop’s easy homemade bread for dipping in the excess olive oil.

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  1. Set the oven at 400°F and put a skillet on at medium high. Eyeball enough olive oil to lightly coat the bottom of the pan. Salt and pepper the chicken tenders. and put them into the skillet. Cook them until the liquid runs clear or they are firm to a poke or they read 170°F on an instant read meat thermometer (about 3-4 minutes each side) and then put them in a dish to rest. When they have cooled off a little cut them in halve horizontally giving you a flat surface to pile the bruschetta on.
  2. Speaking of the bruschetta while the chicken is cooking lets put it together. Core and seed the Roma tomatoes. Cut the halves into strips then crossways into 1/4" pieces. Chop up the garlic and the basil leaves. Put it all in bowl and add the extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle a pinch of salt.
  3. Stir it all together. Line a baking pan with aluminum foil and spray or coat it with olive oil. Lay the chicken out in the pan with the flat side up. Spread the bruschetta on the chicken. Don't worry about some of the oil spreading around.
  4. Chop up the mozzarella into small cubes and top the bruschetta with the mozzarella and some grated parmesan cheese. Also, there should be a little of the EVOO left in the bottom the bowl. Drizzle it on top.
  5. Put it in the oven for about five minutes or just long enough for the cheese to begin to melt. You don't want it to get too runny. Then enjoy your Chicken Bruschetta with Melted Mozzarella. Bon Appetito!
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Pork Tenderloin Caprese Salad – 30 Minutes or Less

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You have here yet another take on Caprese Salad. Pork Tenderloin Caprese Salad is real easy and will be on the table in 30 minutes or less.

Trim the silver skin and excess fat off the tenderloin. Put a Skillet on at medium high and eyeball a couple of tablespoons of olive oil into it. Sprinkle salt, pepper and dried basil all over the tenderloin and place it in the skillet. Turn it as it sears getting all sides browned. When it’s firm to a poke or the internal temperature is 150 – 155°F on an instant read meat thermometer – about 15 minutes – take it out and let it rest for 5 minutes.

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If you’re having more than two servings cutting a larger tenderloin in half is ok and will make it fit into a skillet easier.

While the tenderloin is cooking slice the Roma tomatoes and fresh mozzarella. Rinse off and pat dry the fresh basil leaves. If you want to,  chop up a couple of the basil leaves for garnish. When the tenderloin has rested a little slice it into about 3/8″ slices. Arrange the slices of tomatoes, mozzarella, pork tenderloin and the basil leaves any way that YOU want. Here is how ours looked.

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Lightly sprinkle some salt on. Drizzle with good extra virgin olive oil and good balsamic vinegar. Get a piece of each of the 4 main ingredients on your fork. The mix of the flavors is fantastic. Bon Appetito!

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In the background you can see some of Poppop’s easy homemade bread and some Chianti – of course!

 

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  1. Trim the silver skin and excess fat off the tenderloin. Put a Skillet on at medium high and eyeball a couple of tablespoons of olive oil into it. Sprinkle salt, pepper and dried basil all over the tenderloin and place it in the skillet. Turn it as it sears getting all sides browned. When it's firm to a poke or the internal temperature is 150 - 155°F on an instant read meat thermometer - about 15 minutes - take it out and let it rest for 5 minutes.
  2. While the tenderloin is cooking slice the Roma tomatoes and fresh mozzarella. Rinse off and pat dry the fresh basil leaves. If you want to, chop up a couple of the basil leaves for garnish. When the tenderloin has rested a little slice it into about 3/8" slices. Arrange the slices of tomatoes, mozzarella, pork tenderloin and the basil leaves any way that YOU want. Here is how ours looked.
  3. Lightly sprinkle some salt on. Drizzle with good extra virgin olive oil and good balsamic vinegar. Get a piece of each of the 4 main ingredients on your fork. The mix of the flavors is fantastic. Bon Appetito!
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We've done this using chicken tenders instead of pork tenderloin. It's real good like that also.

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Sautéed Chicken Caprese Style

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I found the original of this Sautéed Chicken Caprese Style recipe on a real good blog called Cafe Delites. We really like Caprese salad and besides the old standard we’ve made it with Avocados, Chicken and on and on. Never thought of a cooked version but this turned out great.

On a dishwasher safe cutting board cut the chicken breast(s) in half horizontally. Lay some plastic wrap over them and hammer them with the flat side of a meat mallet getting them as close to evenly thick as you can. It doesn’t have to exact.

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Put a skillet on at medium high and eyeball a couple of tablespoons of EVOO. Set the oven at 350°F. Lightly sprinkle the filets with salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and dried basil.

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Cook the filets for about 3-5 minutes a side depending on the thickness. When they are firm to a poke or the juices are running clear or the temperature is 165°F on a meat thermometer they are ready. While the chicken is cooking cut up the tomatoes and garlic. Rinse off the basil leaves and pat them dry. Chop up a few of the basil leaves to be used a garnish on the finished product. Also, slice some fresh mozzarella cheese  about 1/4″ thick and 3 slices per filet.

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When the chicken is done remove the filets to a plate to catch the drippings. Put the garlic in the pan and mix with a wooden spoon scraping the bits off the bottom.

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As soon as the garlic is fragrant – about 1 minute – add the balsamic vinegar and the brown sugar. Mix it all together and when it comes to a boil put the filets, with the drippings, back in and turn them over in the balsamic glaze getting them coated.

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Add the tomatoes and basil leaves holding back 3 tomato slices per filet to go along with the mozzarella cheese topping.

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Mix it all together and when the basil leaves have wilted and the tomato slices have softened spoon it all on top of the filets.

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Arrange the cheese and tomato slices on the fillets. Lightly drizzle with a little bit of EVOO.

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Put the pan in the oven until the cheese just starts to melt then enjoy your Sautéed Chicken Caprese Style. Drizzle the balsamic mixture over them and garnish with the chopped basil leaves. This turned out really good! There were no leftovers.

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AND,,we scarfed down a nice bottle of Pinot Noir with this really good dish.

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  1. On a dishwasher safe cutting board cut the chicken breast(s) in half horizontally. Lay some plastic wrap over them and hammer them with the flat side of a meat mallet getting them as close to evenly thick as you can. It doesn't have to exact.
  2. Put a skillet on at medium high and eyeball a couple of tablespoons of EVOO. Set the oven at 350°F. Lightly sprinkle the filets with salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and dried basil. Cook the filets for about 3-5 minutes a side depending on the thickness. When they are firm to a poke or the juices are running clear or the temperature is 165°F on a meat thermometer they are ready. While the chicken is cooking cut up the tomatoes and garlic. Rinse off the basil leaves and pat them dry. Chop up a few of the basil leaves to be used a garnish on the finished product. Also, slice some fresh mozzarella cheese about 1/4" thick and 3 slices per filet.
  3. When the chicken is done remove the filets to a plate to catch the drippings. Put the garlic in the pan and mix with a wooden spoon scraping the bits off the bottom. As soon as the garlic is fragrant - about 1 minute - add the balsamic vinegar and the brown sugar. Mix it all together and when it comes to a boil put the filets, with the drippings, back in and turn them over in the balsamic glaze getting them coated.
  4. Add the tomatoes and basil leaves holding back 3 tomato slices per filet to go along with the mozzarella cheese topping. Mix it all together and when the basil leaves have wilted and the tomato slices have softened spoon it all on top of the filets.
  5. Arrange the cheese and tomato slices on the fillets. Lightly drizzle with a little bit of EVOO.
  6. Put the pan in the oven until the cheese just starts to melt then enjoy your Sautéed Chicken Caprese Style. Drizzle the balsamic mixture over them and garnish with the chopped basil leaves. This turned out really good! There were no leftovers.
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