Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Do you like pasta? Chicken? Broccoli? Me too.

If you follow me on Twitter, you might have noticed how lately I've been tweeting quite a lot about Food Network. In all honesty, it's kind of like a drug. Once you're hooked, it's hard to stop!

The last three days I have made dinner, and I thought that I would start to document once a week, a dish that I have cooked.

Tonight I cooked my take on Ina Garten's Broccoli and Bow Ties.

First, cut up your broccoli and put it into boiling water for 3 minutes.

Then, start pan frying your chicken.

I kept the seasoning simple for the chicken: Extra Light Olive Oil, sea salt, and freshly cracked black pepper. Because it must be fresh. Must.

It's okay to do your homework for driver's training while cooking the chicken.

Once the chicken is done, slice it into about 1/4-1/2 inch thick pieces.

Now, add the broccoli into the pan you cooked the chicken in. Add some more olive oil, salt, and pepper. Let it cook for about 10-15 minutes. Let it get some good color.

Make sure that you're listening to some of your favorite music while you're cooking as well.

Next, start cooking some pasta in the water you cooked the broccoli in. (Your water will probably be slightly green, I, on accident, dumped it out....)

Once the pasta is cooked, and the broccoli has some color, add it all to a BIG bowl. (This one ended up being too small!)

And... viola. Sprinkle in some more oil, salt, pepper, lemon juice, zest, and garlic.

It was so good! 3 hours later I'm still full.

Let me know if you decide to try it. You won't regret it!


  1. I literally just bookmarked the Food Network site the other day and I'm writing down so many recipes. Great minds!

  2. Did you really? That's too funny, ha! I love it. It really is sort of like a drug, in a weird way. :)

  3. Just stopping by from Mingle hop... cute blog.. your new follower... btw that looks soo good!