September 23, 2011

Mediterranean Chicken & Pasta

Well, the kid's off to college and doing well.  We've settled in to a routine of meals for three, which is fine until I think about how soon it will be before I say meals for two.  We have not been starving, I just haven't been blogging.

Mediterranean Sundried Tomato & Garlic Chicken
2 very large chicken breasts (or 1 1/2 pound of chicken)
1 1/4 cup penne pasta, uncooked
1/4 sliced black olives
1 cup water
1 can (15 oz) petite diced tomatoes, undrained
crumbled feta cheese
1 pkg Lawry's Mediterranean Sundried Tomato & Garlic Chicken Spices & Seasonings

Place chicken, pasta and olives in 13x9x2 baking dish. 
Mix Water, Seasonings mix, and tomatoes until well blended.  Pour over chicken and pasta. Stir to coat well.  Cover with foil. 
Bake in preheated 375 oven 45 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Sprinkle with feta cheese.  Let stand five minutes.  Stir pasta before serving.

Helpful Hints

Does it count if I cheat and use the seasoning packages?  Yes, it does count.  Especially for busy moms.  It makes meal preparation simple and easy. Although I think next time I will use Kalamata olives instead of regular black olives, and 3 chicken thighs.  Make sure none of the penne is on top of the chicken after stirring (before cooking). 

It's always a good idea to look at ingredient content when buying seasoning packages.  Some have very high sodium and msg.  This particular flavor has no msg or additives other than gum arabic and citric acid.


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