To kick off my first recipe post, let’s start with something I know I always have lots of leftovers of…chicken! And I don’t know about you but eating leftover chicken is not my favorite so I always like to re-purpose it into something else to give it a new life.
Here is a really simple recipe for a pasta made with some leftover chicken. I make this when I have leftover chicken breast but you can adapt to whatever kind of chicken you have leftover as long as it isn’t too strongly seasoned already.
Leftover Chicken Pasta
- Leftover chicken
- Olive oil
- Frozen Peas
- Chicken Broth
- Pasta (of your choosing)
- Grated Parmesan Cheese (optional)
- Cut chicken into pieces
- Add about a teaspoon of olive oil to a pan and heat up on medium high heat
- Add onions and garlic and sautée until fragrant and onions are a bit soft
- Add frozen peas to the pan and cook until unfrozen and bright green
- Add a bit of chicken broth so it’s saucy but not soupy, use your judgement
- Let this cook for a few minutes so it thins out a little bit
- Put over pasta with some grated parmesan cheese (optional) and enjoy!
A note on my “recipes”
Sharing my ideas for what to do with leftovers is easy but explaining the actual recipe is a bit harder. What I mean is that I cannot give exact amounts to add because the leftover amount will always be a little different for everyone. So most of these recipes require an ‘eyeballing’ of amounts. This is also how I cook–I do not usually measure anything. What I make rarely requires exact amounts of ingredients. That is why I don’t bake often!