When a Costco opened in town not too long ago, I didn’t really think I was missing out on much – after all, my trusty Sam’s Club membership had done me fine all these years, and did I really need a warehouse club membership for someplace that’s a half hour drive from home? So for the longest while I didn’t even consider a membership…that is until a bunch of people were Costco this and Costco that and I felt like I was missing out. Was I ever!
Going there on Sunday is like shopping and lunch all rolled up into one. It makes the samples at Sam’s look like childs play. Not good for someone who is really bad about impulse purchases like I am. But one of the samples they were offering was chicken strips in Prego Heart Healthy sauce, mixed with a little bit of mozzarella and Parmesan. So simple, but yum. So of course I impulse purchased both, and when I came home, searched for a recipe that would combine those ingredients. This is what I found. As easy to make as Chicken Helper, but much healthier and much more delicious.
I’m submitting this recipe to the 100th edition of Presto Pasta Nights. Congratulations, Ruth – for keeping your baby going this long.
Chicken Pasta Skillet
recipe slightly modified from Kraft
1 lb. package chicken strips
1 sweet bell pepper, sliced
1 small onion, sliced
1-1/2 cups water
2 cups rotini pasta, uncooked
1 jar (26 oz.) spaghetti sauce
1 cup Mozzarella cheese
Heat 1 tbsp. olive oil in large skillet, and then add vegetables; cook and stir 5 min. Stir in water. Bring to boil; reduce heat to medium-low.
STIR in pasta, covering completely with water; cover with lid. Simmer 15 min. or until pasta is tender. Stir in sauce and chicken strips.
SPRINKLE with cheese. Reduce heat to low; cook, covered, 5 min. or until cheese is melted and mixture is heated through. Add Parmesan cheese to taste.