I’ve been feeling uncreative in the kitchen lately so I’m reminiscing about meals I had growing up (my dad cooked for us every night) and recreating them… maybe I’ll do a series? Let me know! This was on of my favorites and it’s so simple but flavorful! (If you’re vegan, omit the chicken – still delicious!)
1 lb chicken (breast or tenders – omit if vegan)
1 box penne (I used Jovial Foods)
1 large can whole peeled tomatoes
4 cups broccoli heads
2 cloves of garlic
Cheese/vegan cheese of your choice
Add chopped garlic and a generous amount of rosemary to a large skillet over medium heat; sauté until garlic is browning
Add in cubed chicken and continue cooking over medium/low heat, until brown on the outside
Separately, steam broccoli until tender
Also separately, cook pasta!
Once chicken is done, add broccoli and *just the tomatoes* from the can to the skillet – I like to tear them into smaller pieces (careful of getting sprayed with tomato juice)
Season with a little salt to your liking
Add pasta and stir over low heat until everything is blended
*My dad says he used to add heavy cream at the end; I didn’t do this but it’s really good… you could do 1/4 cup cream or coconut milk
Add cheese of your choice (I use Parma! Vegan Parmesan)
Should I do more dad recipes?
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