There are a lot of recipes out there for making meals with store bought rotisserie chickens but honestly I prefer to use bags of frozen chicken breasts in our meals. We love rotisserie chicken but I’m lazy and hate the work of cutting and separating it for meals. The frozen bags of chicken are super easy to bake in one big batch. Since they are boneless and skinless, I can just cut or shred them for our recipes easily. With school coming up soon, I’m starting a weekly series to help you create easy and quick meals using this simple staple. First up is the best garlic chicken pasta! (Seriously, this is delicious!)
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- 3-4 Cooked Boneless Chicken Breasts
- 2 Boxes of Pasta (I used this veggie pasta)
- 1 cup of Butter or Margarine
- ¼ cup Minced Garlic (not dried)
- ½ cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 tbsp. Ground Black Pepper
- 2 Cans of Petite Dice Tomatoes (14.5 oz.)
Cook your noodles according to package directions.
Cube cooked chicken breasts while pasta is cooking. Set aside.
Strain pasta and rinse with cold water to prevent further cooking.
Melt one cup of butter or margarine in pot used for pasta. Add in minced garlic, olive oil, and pepper. Simmer for 3 minutes.
Strain tomatoes and add to sauce along with chicken cubes. Continue simmering for 5 minutes.
Toss pasta with sauce and chicken until thoroughly mixed. Divide entire dish in half and freeze one half in a freezer bag. Serve remaining half sprinkled with mozzarella cheese (optional).
To reheat frozen meal, empty into a microwave safe bowl and heat for 10 minutes in microwave, stirring halfway through.
This meal comes together so quickly and easily that you can have dinner on the table in minutes! This is also a great recipe to sneak more vegetables into kiddos’ diets. Simply puree the veggies and add them in with the sauce along with your tomatoes and chicken. Want more easy recipes? Check back next week for more incredible bagged chicken recipes!