Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Recipe: Tomato, Chicken and Basil Rigatoni

Summer is slowly starting to come to an end and this is usually when I try to eat whatever we have grown in the garden. This recipe is so easy to make and it's perfect for lunch or dinner outside.

Here's what you need:
1 or 2 tomatoes from the garden
4-5 basil leaves
Left over grilled chicken cut into chunks
Sliced mushrooms

1.  Bring a pot of salted water to boil.  Add pasta and cook according to package directions
2.  Chop your tomatoes, basil, chicken and mushrooms
3.  Add some olive oil to a medium sized pot and cook your tomatoes and basil over medium heat for about 2-3 minutes.  Stir.  Add mushrooms and continue to stir.  Add chicken and simmer for about 5 minutes.  If the mixture gets a little dry, add some water or another tomato.
4.  Add cooked pasta and continue to simmer for another 5 minutes. 
5.  Serve!

It's so nice with some salad

So healthy and fresh tasting.  I love summer cooking.  Enjoy!


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