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Balsamic chicken pasta

Well, here’s another pasta recipe so soon after the last. I just enjoy making pasta too much, I guess, so here it is:

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp. butter (I prefer unsalted)
  • 3 small chicken thighs, boneless skinless, cubed (raw)
  • 1/2 red pepper, diced
  • 1 small-medium yellow onion, sliced into wedges
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • ~ 150g wide egg noodles (about half to a third of a bag)
  • 1.5 cups baby spinach, rinsed
  • Splash of balsamic vinegar
  • Basil, marjoram, oregano, red pepper flakes to taste

Instructions

Bring water to a boil in a pot large enough to cook the pasta; meanwhile, prepare the vegetables. Heat a cast iron skillet over low heat, and once it’s warmed add butter to melt; once butter has melted add herbs; shortly after, increase the heat on the skillet to medium and add vegetables (reserving the spinach), stirring regularly. Once the onions are softened, add the chicken and stir regularly; now is a good time to add the noodles, which in my experience take about six minutes (as opposed to the 10-12 that the packaging said.) Check the noodles regularly, while stirring up the chicken and vegetables on occasion. Once noodles are ready, drain them off, then add the spinach to the chicken and stir slightly to incorporate, adding the balsamic vinegar and finally the noodles. Stir to incorporate, then cook for a short time so that the butter and balsamic vinegar coat everything. Turn off heat and serve; this should serve two, with some bread or a side salad. I recommend adding some parmesan or similar cheese.