Monday, June 7, 2010

Pasta and chicken dish.....

Simple but delicious chicken and pasta dish

1/4 cup olive oil
1 Tbsp roasted red pepper, minced
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp dry basil
1 tsp dry parsley
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 pkg dry hidden valley ranch dressing

8 oz (uncooked) radiatore pasta, cooked according to the box directions
2 grilled chicken breasts
1 avocado (Neal hates avocado so he did not have any on his, I on the other hand put avocado on everything)

While the pasta is cooking mix the first 8 ingredients in a medium bowl. Drain the pasta and toss with the olive oil mixture.  Slice the chicken into strips and dice the avocado and place on top then enjoy. So simple but so delicious.

The chicken was actually leftovers from the night before. I don't have an actual recipe for the marinade but it was quite delicious. I used a sun dried tomato dressing, a bunch of fresh cilantro and basil, garlic, salt and pepper and a little bit of honey. I beat out the chicken to tanderise it then let it marinade for a few hours.  To cook heat the grill on high, when you are ready to grill drop the temperature to Med/Low and grill for 6 minutes on each side.

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