Christmas break for a teacher means, I'm broke as a joke. Which means, I am scratching the bottom of the barrel when it comes to making a scrumptious dinner. When I first looked in my pantry tonight, it looked like I was going to either have Ramen Noodles, a can of Wolf Brand Chili, or pasta noodles. I really wanted the pasta noodles, but this poor girl is sick sick sick of spaghetti. After staring into the empty abyss that is my pantry, I decided to take a ton of mis-fit food items and make something delish!
I had one little chicken breast left over and a ton of mis-matched noodles. I didn't want marinara sauce, so I got to googlin' a butter sauce recipe. Again, with my lack of ingredients, I finally found one that I had all of the ingredients for:
2 Tbs. Olive Oil
2 Tbs. Butter
1 Tsp. Lemon Pepper
1/4 Ts. Salt
Melt ingredients in microwave or on stove top. Pour over pasta, toss, and serve.
It sounded pretty dang tasty to me, so I got to it. First, I cut my chicken breast in half (I had a friend over, so I was making for two). Then, I seasoned it with Lemon Pepper.
|(Please excuse the poor image quality - gotta love camera phones)|
I melted butter in my skillet and began to fry away. If you ever try this, continue to add butter as needed to the skillet.
The obvious next step is to boil your noodles and prepare the sauce. So, that is exactly what I did. For the sauce, I just combined it all in a pot and melted it on the oven. Now, since I was cooking for two, I doubled the recipe (I did a little less Lemon Pepper because I had seasoned the chicken with it).
|I even used two different types of noodles.|
|This doesn't take long to melt, so keep an eye on it.|
After the noodles were tender, I drained them, put them in a large bowl, and poured this scrumptious little sauce over them.
I placed the chicken breast on top and voila, time to eat! You can eat it with the chicken breast on top, or you can shred it into pieces and mix with pasta.