Balsamic Chicken Pasta - This easy recipe is perfect for busy moms and picky toddlers!!

Are you as obsessed with warm and hearty meals as I am this winter? Ok, let's be real - all I want to do is curl up with a big vat of coffee, a warm blanket, and hibernate while watching Elf on replay! Add this Balsamic Chicken Pasta to my bowl and I'll be happy as can be. Seriously, though - you already know my 3 requirements for any meal, and this one is easy as can be! It is super-filling (we couldn’t finish our bowls) and doesn't take much time at all.

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ¾ package whole wheat penne pasta
  • 1 package (8 oz) fresh sliced mushrooms
  • 1 package (8 oz) fresh cherry or grape tomatoes
  • Feta or parmesan cheese
  • Cavender’s Greek seasoning
  • ¼ bottle Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
  • 1 package frozen vegetables (broccoli & cauliflower mix or your favorite)

Directions:

(Note: I perform the first three steps at the exact same time using three different pans, which takes about 10-15 minutes total)

1. Cut chicken breasts into 1" squares and cook on medium heat in a large skil­let. Sea­son lightly with Cavender’s Greek sea­son­ing.

2. Combine mush­rooms, toma­toes, a light coating of vinaigrette dress­ing (I use about ¼ of the bottle) in a large skil­let. Season lightly with Cavender’s Greek seasoning. Cook on low to medium heat until veg­gies are ten­der.

3. Cook pasta to pack­age direc­tions.

4. Cook steamed vegetables according to package directions and sprinkle lightly with Cavender’s Greek Seasoning.

5. Divide pasta, chicken, and tomato/mushroom mix among four bowls. Sprinkle feta or parmesan cheese on each bowl. Serve with a side of steamed vegetables and/or fruit. Note: The last time I made this, we forgot about the cheese last night and the recipe was great without it.

Yields:

4 servings

@@This balsamic chicken pasta just might be my latest obsession!@@

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So tell the truth - have you watched Elf yet this season? Have you hung the tree? Are you ready to curl up and hibernate with a big bowl of Balsamic Chicken Pasta?

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