Ok. So I make most of my dishes by taste, rather than complete recipe. Especially when I am creating something out of my mind, rather than anything I’ve seen before. Not to say it hasn’t been done before or it’s not an idea out of my distant memories, but when I create, it’s all by taste. Thus I bring you, Garlic Chicken Spaghetti!
- 2 raw chicken breasts, no bones, diced in cubes
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced (larger or smaller depending on your liking)
- Italian Seasonings
- Garlic Salt
- Mozzarella cheese
- Spaghetti Noodles (I always use Whole Grain)
- Spaghetti Sauce (your choice, I prefer Kroger’s 6 Cheese)
- Basil Leaves
The How To Part:
- Mince the garlic into whatever size you like. I prefer big enough pieces to see/taste when you bit into. You can also use more than 4 cloves of garlic, if you like.
- Cut the 2 chicken breasts into cubes
- In a large skillet melt the butter over medium high heat
- Add the garlic and let caramelize/brown just a bit. (You don’t want the garlic to caramelize and brown all the way)
- Add the chicken, some pepper and some oregano and cook fully until all of the liquid is absorbed. (This includes the excess butter, no one said this dish was super healthy, and the liquid that comes from when you cook chicken)
- Meanwhile, heat water to boil the pasta.
- When the chicken garlic butter mix is done, dump it into the sauce and let the sauce heat on low while the noodles boil.
- Here is where you can play around with your spices. I choose Italian Seasonings, Basil Leaves, Oregano and Garlic Salt. I added them until I felt like there was enough, in cooking to me, there really is no right or wrong amount. It’s typically all trial and error. Feel free to experiment with your own seasonings.
- When the water has reached a boiling point, add the noodles and cook to the package directions.
- Drain the noodles when they are finished cooking, removed the heated sauce from the stove and pour the noodles in. Mix the two together well.
- Add a bit of mozzarella to the spaghetti and stir well to coat.
Personally, I thought it was a delicious creation! So did my friend who stopped by for dinner. It was tasted, flavorful and definitely could go in other directions. Like more garlic, or bigger cloves, etc. I love experimenting in the Kitchen.
eat well, live well.