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Monday, February 13, 2012

back to the basics: dinner

Cooking can sometimes seem more like a chore than fun, especially on those nights you just want to curl up on the couch, watch all the shows you recorded the week prior, and do nothing the rest of the night.  However, sometimes the most delicious dishes are the easiest to make. Last night I made an impromptu pasta dinner for my boyfriend, and it took barely any time at all (and he absolutely loved it).

(sautéing the onions)


  • 4 thin slices of chicken breast (no skin or bone)
  • 1 box of whole wheat penne pasta (or any pasta of your choice)
  • 1 jar of marinara sauce
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • Paprika
  • Salt and pepper
  • Good Seasons Italian seasoning
  • Bread crumbs
  • Olive oil
  • Non stick cooking spray
  • Frozen broccoli, chopped
  • Fresh parmesan cheese

(mixing it all together)

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a baking pan (covered in non stick cooking spray), place all 4 (cleaned) chicken breasts
  • Cover with some bread crumbs, paprika, salt, pepper, and Good Seasons Italian seasoning (however much or little you like)
  • Place in oven for 30 minutes (or until cooked through)
  • While chicken is cooking, chop the onion and sauté it in a pan with olive oil.  Sauté until onions are lightly browned. 
  • Cook the pasta
  • Heat broccoli in the microwave
  • Heat marinara sauce over the stove top or in the microwave
  • When chicken is done, cut it up into small pieces
  • Toss chicken into bowl with pasta, broccoli, onions, and marinara sauce
  • Mix all together
  • Grate fresh parmesan cheese on top
(the finished product)

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