For those surviving without ovens.

As an expat from the States, it can be difficult having loved and lost your oven... but there's a plethora of recipes to meet your tastebuds' needs using stovetop, crockpot, and even microwaving methods! This blog will provide recipes spanning from sidedishes to desserts, funky to traditional, and a few things in between. Enjoy!



Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Spinach Pesto Pasta



You will need a blender for this sauce.

2 Chicken breasts
1/2 C diced onion
2 large cloves garlic, sliced
1/4 C water
1 tsp italian seasoning
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp salt
2 C chopped fresh spinach
2 T lemon juice
1/2 C parmesan cheese
2 C sliced mushrooms
*1/2 C cream *optional

1 pound your choice pasta... penne, spaghetti, farfalle

Cook pasta to "al dente" or until there is still a slight chew to it. Drain and set aside.

1. In skillet, saute chicken with a little olive oil.
2. Remove chicken to plate after cooked through, and add water to pan on medium low heat without rinsing.
3. Saute onions and garlic in water and add pepper, salt and italian seasonings. Cook until onions are transluscent.
4. Remove skillet contents to blender. Add a handful of spinach and blend. Keep adding spinach until all is blended. Add lemon juice and parmesan cheese to blender mix as well.
5. Saute mushrooms in olive oil on meduim heat until browned.
6. While mushrooms brown, loosely shred chicken and add to pan with mushrooms.
7. Pour in sauce, bring up to heat and add pasta. Toss until fully covered.
8. **If you would like a creamy pesto sauce, add the 1/2 C cream just before serving.

Plate up a pile of pasta and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese! Serve while hot. Enjoy. :)

Courtesy ovenless chef. Modified from recipe off allrecipes.com

2 comments:

Abigail Jasmine said...

Linds!
Love this! I can't wait to try it. I'm really trying to change my diet 7 get super healthy..so eating this veggie style, with some tomaters on top will be so delish!!
Thanks for sharing!

Do you have any recipes for easy healthy snacking??

<3!!!

Ashleigh said...

Made this last night! It was super duper delicious! :) Thanks !