I’m back in the Panhandle trying out some new recipes. It’s a short trip this time. I’m just here for a few days. I like traveling on a Sunday because I can go grocery shopping in Amarillo and get settled in my room before I have to go to work the next day. Amarillo has a much better grocery and wine selection than Borger. I once bought a bottle of wine in Borger that cost $20. The cashier said “Wow, that must be some good wine!” It was the most expensive bottle they had.
Tonight’s dinner is Parmesan Chicken and Pasta with Marina Sauce. The ingredients include fresh chicken, pasta-your choice, Parmesan cheese, marina sauce, and cheese. Simple ingredients for a simple dish.
Cook the pasta first by boiling 2 cups of water in the microwave for 4 minutes or until the water begins to boil.
Pour in about 1/2 cup of pasta. I’m using rotini pasta in this dish. Cook for 4-5 minutes stirring ever 1 1/2 minutes. This keeps the pasta from sticking.
Carefully pull the glass dish out of the microwave using a pot holder or towel, whatever is handy. Drain the pasta and put on a plate.
Next cook the chicken.
Wash chicken tenders and place in the glass microwave dish.
Put a small amount of butter over chicken and heat for 30 seconds. Coat the chicken with melted butter.
Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on the buttered chicken.
I was trying to think of a way to make this recipe more interesting so I decided to write part of it like the book “50 Shades of Grey”
“I slowly pulled the wrapping off the package to reveal the bare poultry. The butter glistened in the light on the tender skin. Should I continue? I wasn’t sure but I was hungry for more. I bit my lip (ouch!) and drank more wine. I’m in total control of dinner and it feels good.”
Whew it’s getting hot in here! I better continue in the normal fashion.
Cook the chicken for 2 more minutes or until done.
Add the cooked pasta to the chicken and top with Marinara sauce and grated cheese.
Heat for 1 minute in microwave to melt cheese and serve. Delicious!
My inner Goddess is pleased with the way this turned out.