Salsa Verde Chicken

Another great recipe I found on Facebook. The website I found it on is called kevinandamanda.com but I think it was posted by a food blogger I follow. It is a nice change from Italian pasta flavors and I throw it in the mix once in a while.


1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup salsa verde
1 cup heavy cream
3 cups dry penne pasta
salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 cups shredded monterrey jack cheese (or pepper jack)

Cut chicken into bite-size pieces and cook in olive oil until golden. Remove from pan and set aside.

Add broth, salsa, cream, pasta and seasoning to pot and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 15 minutes.

Turn off the heat and add chicken plus one cup of cheese to the pasta and sauce. Stir until smooth and creamy. Top with remaining cheese and serve!

Garlic Parmesan Noodles

This is another recipe I can thank Facebook for! It came from this blog and I am so glad to have found it. It's a very nice side dish for many different meals, or you could add some grilled chicken or shrimp to it and it would be a meal in itself.


2 tsp olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp butter
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
3 cups chicken broth
1/2 pound dry pasta
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3/4 cup heavy cream

I make a double recipe, so if in the pictures it looks like more than the amounts listed, it is! Recipe amounts above are for a single recipe. Add the olive oil to a saucepan or stockpot and saute the garlic for 1-2 minutes.

Add the butter and stir to melt. Then add seasonings and chicken broth.

Bring to a boil, then add pasta. I used angel hair this time, but have used spaghetti, linguini and fettucine as well. Use what you like!

Cook pasta for the time listed on packaging. If the noodles start to stick together or the liquid seems to be cooking out, you can add a little more. When the noodles are done to your liking, add the cream.

Then add the Parmesan cheese.

Stir to combine and serve!

We had it last night with some baked fish. It was wonderful!