Have you ever had those days where you simply run out of time to make a dinner that involves too much planning and time?
Today is one of those days for me.
I just want to make something simple yet healthy and easy where I don’t have to think! :)
Rescuing me yet again is the incredible Ree Drummond, otherwise known as, ‘The Pioneer Woman’.
Ree claims that her Chicken Mozzerella Pasta is,
“one of the easiest recipes to make on the planet”… (perfect!)
I love her attitude and approach to life…
A busy mother of 4 living on a working Ranch, Ree gives hope to busy parents and working women everywhere.
Once I read that this recipe involves ‘ready made spaghetti sauce’ I knew it was something I could handle.
I’m excited to give it a try and I hope it’s one you’ll enjoy as well.
Buongiorno and Cheers to a beautifully ‘easy’ , stress free and healthy dinner!
Chicken Mozzarella Pasta~
Ree – The Pioneer Woman
source – Food Network
In the same skillet over medium-high heat, add the onions and garlic and stir immediately to start cooking. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions are deep golden.
Reduce the heat to low and pour in the marinara sauce, red pepper flakes, and the water. Stir until the onions and garlic are mixed in, then add the chicken back into the pan. Add the parsley, stir to combine, then allow to simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 7-8 minutes.
Make sure the sauce is bubbly and very hot, then gently stir in the mozzarella. Let it sit, undisturbed, for 2 to 3 minutes, until you can see that the mozzarella is very soft.
Drain the pasta and pour it onto a platter. Drizzle with a little olive oil. Immediately sprinkle on 1/4 cup Parmesan shavings (or grated Parmesan.) Pour on the sauce, sprinkle with extra Parmesan and the chiffonade of Basil, and serve immediately!
* NOTE: The mozzarella should be very soft but should still be in visible chunks rather than distributed throughout the sauce. It’s better for the chunks to be on the firm side than the falling-apart side! You can always heat it a little more to get the cheese to the consistency you want.
2 thoughts on “The Pioneer Woman’s Quick and Easy, Chicken Mozzarella Pasta Recipe”
Yum! I think I’ll be giving this a try tonight! :)
Let me know what you think! I had never had it before. :) Hugs Charlene and have a great Tuesday! xo