Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Using up Leftovers

My mother came to visit last weekend, and while she was here, she bought us a cooked rotisserie chicken from my grocer's deli department. It was $3.99 for a whole, cooked chicken! I can't do much better on raw chicken! I created this recipe to use up the rest of the chicken leftover from her visit. Also, she takes 1/2 & 1/2 in her coffee, so I had leftovers of that as well. Feel free to use milk in its place in this recipe.

Chicken & Pepper Pasta

What You Need:
  • 2 cups leftover, cooked chicken, skin and bones removed
  • 2 cups pepper strips (I used sweet banana peppers, but bell peppers would add more flavor)
  • 1 large onion, sliced into thin strips
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 cup 1/2 & 1/2
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 cups cooked pasta (I used torchiette)
  • 1/2 cup sliced scallions for serving (optional)
How it's Done:
  1. Heat oil over medium heat on stove top. Add peppers and onion and saute until the vegetables are soft and fragrant. Add the garlic and chicken. Salt and pepper to taste. Once heated through, stir in the 1/2 & 1/2 and shredded mozzarella. Cook and stir until melted and thickened.
  2. Serve over pasta, topping with scallions if desired.

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Amy said...

This meal looks delicious and so easy! I always have leftover chicken too!

Melissa said...

I am your newest follower from Tuesday Tag Along! Nice to see that someone else has to be up at an almost un-Godly hour! Thanks for stopping by Kensington Cottage!

Michelle said...

Hi Melissa! I have an Army Man husband who wakes up at 4:30 and a sleepy middle schooler who has to catch the bus at 6:45 so I'm always up before the sun. ;) Welcome!

Hi Amy, it was! I hope you enjoy it.

Yenta Mary said...

What a rich, luscious dish! I love leftovers ... they're an opportunity for inspiration ... :)

Reluctant Writer said...

The meal looks so yummy. Im your newest follower.


StephenC said...

Hurrah to you for an inventive use of leftovers. I've gotten much better at not ignoring stuff in the fridge in recent years. As a matter of fact, there's cooked chicken in there right now!

Sassy Sites! said...

Thanks for stopping by Sassy Sites to say HI! I am a new follower of your blog now too!

Katina said...

This looks delicious! Visiting and following from TTA

PACountryMouse said...

This looks EXCELLENT! And I always, always have leftover chicken to use up. Thanks so much! I can't wait to try it!

Sharlene T. said...

What a delicious recipe and so rich, I'm not sure I would want to share it with anybody… But I certainly do thank you for sharing the recipe… Come visit when you can…

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JMJE said...

I love to try to make up pasta when I have leftover meats and veggies. This looks good.

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