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Friday, March 15, 2013

Brie and Chicken Pasta

There will be some of you, in other parts of the country, that will not believe what I am about to say... BUT... It's got to be said:     It was 93 degrees yesterday!!!!  I swear on everything good and holy... 93 degrees! I mean it's March - my parents, in Nebraska, received a wonderful 7" of snow on Sunday.  Isn't the weather just so damn amazing??

Anywhoooooo... I should move on to the food before I anger some one :)  This meal was absolutely delicious and so easy to make.  If brie wasn't so expensive, I would seriously make this pasta once a week.  It was heavenly!

Brie and Chicken Pasta
Inspired by The Meat and Potatoes Foodie
Printable Recipe 
Ingredients:
2 small chicken breasts, cooked and cut into bite size pieces
8-10 oz penne or mostaccioli pasta
1 small zucchini squash, cut into matchsticks
7oz brie cheese with herbs, cubed and chilled
Fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
Cook pasta according to package directions.   Drain, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water.  Place pasta back in pot and add the zucchini and chicken; toss to combine.  Stir in the cheese cubes until everything starts to melt.  Add pasta water if needed to thin out the cheese sauce.  Stir in the basil and season with salt and pepper to taste.  Enjoy!

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8 comments:

StephenC said...

Gosh I like the idea of the little zucchini sticks. Zucchini needs all the help it can get. Other cheeses are no doubt great subs.

Yenta Mary said...

93?!?!? I know you live in the desert, but 93?!?!? Oh, man. It was a sunny, balmy 36 or so here yesterday! Expecting a couple inches of snow tonight, though. Pasta is perfect no matter the weather, though: warmth in the cold, comfort in the a/c ... :)

Big Dude said...

I'd have to move to Nebraska. The pasta sounds delicious.

Mary said...

Gorgeous photos today, Jenn. Enjoy the warm weather. We are cold and damp here, so your pasta is perfect for a day like this. Have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

Cranberry Morning said...

Looks delish, Jenn! And it definitely fits the 'Friday Comfort Food' requirement. :-)

Have a great weekend!

Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) said...

93 degrees is pretty darn hot. We were in the 70's this week, so it doesn't surprise me that your temperatures were up. I've got brie in the fridge, chicken in the freezer. Guess what's for dinner next week. Thanks for the recipe Jenn.

Chris said...

And I was thinking this sunny low 70's temp was "warm", lol. This cheesy pasta sounds delicious!

Candace said...

While I'm so over winter that it's not EVEN funny, I am not ready for 95 by any means. I am ready for this pasta though. It looks amazing.