Alfredo Pasta with Chicken and Veggies

4 May

One man’s trash really is another man’s treasure. I recently learned that you can make mushrooms out of used coffee grounds. Have you heard about this? Seriously. This is for real.

I don’t recommend expecting your used coffee grounds to start miraculously transforming into mushrooms now that you’ve read this. It takes a little more involvement, but not much.

That intro was just a teaser. This is not a how-to on growing your own mushrooms. Personally, I don’t like mushrooms. But you might. Here’s a recipe full of vegetables (mushrooms, even, if you so choose), chicken, and pasta. This is a low-key, no fuss, quick meal you can throw together whenever you feel like it. 

Makes 8 servings

Ingredients

2 1/2 c. fresh broccoli florets
4 whole raw carrots
1 raw zucchini
2 jars Alfredo sauce
1 lb. bow tie pasta
3-4 chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 cloves garlic, chopped
4 c. raw mushrooms, sliced
2 T. butter

Directions

Boil the pasta according to package directions. While the pasta is boiling, prepare the vegetables and chicken.

Cut the broccoli, carrots, and zucchini into bite-sized pieces. Steam or cook the vegetables until crisp tender. Set the cooked vegetables aside.

In a frying pan over medium-high heat, melt the butter and add the garlic, mushrooms, and chicken. Cook until the chicken is no longer pink.

In a large bowl, gently mix the pasta, chicken/mushroom mixture, veggies, and Alfredo sauce until combined.

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4 Responses to “Alfredo Pasta with Chicken and Veggies”

  1. Kelly May 4, 2012 at 10:57 am #

    I’m going to make this.

    • Kelly May 4, 2012 at 10:59 am #

      What kind of alfredo sauce do you like?

      • Adrianne May 4, 2012 at 11:11 am #

        I’ve used all different kinds. Sometimes I just buy the absolute cheapest kind, and I think it tastes fine. If you need a brand recommendation, I think Classico does the trick. P.S. You can totally halve the recipe so it doesn’t make such a large quantity.

  2. Papi May 4, 2012 at 8:57 pm #

    I am hungry. Your presentation is first class. Abuelita always said that presentation was important.

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