Monday, April 30, 2018

Iffin You Really Care for Me

I had considered this an iffy prospect, Spaghetti with Braised Chicken and as a dump casserole to boot but surprisingly it was kind of awesome.  I browned the Italian spiced chicken, added oregano, vegetables, tomato paste, onion, garlic, black olives and uncooked spaghetti noodles, along with water, covered and put in oven.
I figured if you can throw raw rice in the oven, you could cook pasta as well. But I envisioned it coming out all over cooked and mushy. Not the case at all and it was in there for about an hour. The chicken was fall off the bone and had absorbed much of the tomatoey liquid goodness and the noodles were al dente. The chicken fat helps divide the noodles and keep them silky but you do have to open 'er up and stir once.
All in all a successful experiment for lazy, after work, quick meals.  It's filling and real enough where you can feel good about eating it unless you're not supposed to consume white pasta.  In which case you really need to stop this nonsense.

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