Thursday, July 19, 2007

Spicy, Garlicky and Limey

I was at a loss for what to make for dinner tonight. Then a friend asked me if I had ever made the Spicy Garlic Lime Chicken from allrecipes. I told her no and she told me to make it because she had it on her must try list forever and has yet to make it. It was something different so I said sure. Then I asked her about sides. She said corn. I said what about orzo, she said yum, I said WAIT, how about pasta! We both agreed that sounded like the winning dish. So by combining a few ingredients from that recipe with some ideas from my head I came up with an amazing pasta dish.

In fact, it was so good that while my husband was reaching for his third (yes, third) helping he said "This is some good shit".

* In case you are looking at this recipe for the 2nd time and are wondering why it looks different, it is because I changed it around a bit today. I am not sure that marinading it was the best way to go about it. So now it takes even less time to make this wonderful meal.
If you make it and enjoy it please let me know. :)

Spicy Garlic Lime Pasta

(Source: Amber's Delectable Delights)

1 cup chicken broth
1.5 tbls lime juice (adjusting amount to your liking)
1 tbls corn starch
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp dried parsley
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into bite size pieces)
1 tbls butter
Few drizzles of olive oil
8 oz pasta (I used whole wheat rotini)
1-2 cups broccoli florets
Optional - Parmesan cheese for topping

1) Bring pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions. During the last 5 minutes of pasta cook time add the broccoli into the boiling water. Drain.
2) Mix together all the sauce ingredients (chicken broth through parsley) and set aside.
3) Meanwhile, heat butter and olive oil in saucepan over medium heat. Add bite size chicken pieces into heated pan. Cook chicken until no longer pink. Pour the sauce ingredients into the pan with the chicken and bring to a simmer. Let simmer until chicken is cooked through and sauce has thickened.
4) Toss cooked broccoli and pasta with the chicken and sauce. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese if desired and serve.


Carrie said...

Looks great, It never seems to fail those throw together recipes are AWESOME?!

Deborah said...

Sounds like a fun flavor combo... my hubby loves lime, might have to try this one sometime! :)

Elizabeth said...

I'll definitely have to try this - it looks awesome!

Ashleigh said...

Hey girly. The blog looks awesome! This dish sounds so yummy! My picky DH would go for it too! Thanks for the idea :) Take care!

Ashleigh said...

Hey girl! The blog looks awesome! :) This recipe sounds so yummy... and my picky DH would even go for it. You're so creative. Thanks for posting!

Gillian said...

lol I had a giggle at your hubby's comment... sounds like something mine would say! :)

Looks yummy - have to try it soon!

Jessica said...

I think I am trying this tonight! I can't wait!

Ally said...

3 flavors I love. I can't wait to try this!

Anonymous said...

I tried this dish last night and it tasted great. I can't wait to make it again.

Laura-IH said...

Yum! I made this the other night and it was so good! My new favorite! Thanks! I love your blog!

Heather said...

We made this last night and really liked it.

We used a whole pound of pasta, and also 1 lb. of chicken breast chunks, so I doubled all other ingredients so that we would have enough sauce to coat everything. We also didn't have any cayenne, so we used several big pinches of red pepper flakes.

It was delicious. We're going to make sure to have cayenne on hand for the next time we make it, though! :)

Anonymous said...

hey hey there my super fab BFF... this is the recipe I was looking for earlier today (yes, old I know) but I'm gonna make something like this tonight...

Anonymous said...

Hola, Amby... I'm making it again and will blog it this time...

Judimae said...

This looks like something I definitely want to try. I just found your blog and am already a fan. When time permits, I will come back and explore it even more. Keep up the good work.