Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Cashing in on NY Res--Cookbook Recipe Week 1

Parmesan pasta with chicken and rosemary (courtesy of REAL Simple easy, delicious meals)

Total time = 15 minutes (love it!) / Serves 4

12 ounces orecchiette (about 3 cups)
Rotisserie chicken
2 tablespoons fresh rosemary (chopped)
3/4 cup grated Parmesan
Kosher salt and black pepper

*Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Reserve 1 1/4 cups of the cooking water. (I might reserve more for a creamier sauce.) Drain the pasta and return it to the pot.

*Meanwhile, using a fork or your fingers, shred the chicken, discarding skin and bones (duh!)

*Toss the pasta with the chicken, rosemary, reserved pasta water, 1/2 c Parmesan, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 tsp pepper. Cook, stirring, over medium-low heat, until sauce has thickened slightly, 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan.

While delicious, it would be interesting to add some flavor. I had some leftover baked chicken last night that I could have used instead of store-bought rotisserie. Some red pepper flakes might add some zest.
But there you have it. One week of NY Recipe Resolution! Cowboy liked and we have leftovers for tomorrow.

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