Monday, September 3, 2012

Monday Night's "Pasta" Dinner

This evening it looked like it was going to rain, so we decided ahead of time not to plan on grilling, just in case.  Youngest son came over and had dinner with us and requested "zucchini pasta"...he tried it the last time he was here and loved it.  Even though hubby is still eating whole wheat son specifically requested the zucchini pasta that I eat...that tells you how much he really does like it!

I made a big bowl of zucchini noodles using my Spirelli.  I lightly sautee the "noodles" in a non-stick skillet with a little olive oil for a few minutes shortly before serving until they are the consistency I like -- I prefer them "al dente" with a little bite to it.  I cut boneless chicken cutlets into strips and sauteed them in some olive oil, tossed in a couple chopped yellow squash, diced red bell pepper and fresh sliced mushrooms and sauteed them until tender.  I poured a jar of Del Grosso sauce over top of the cooked chicken and veggies, covered and simmered for about 30 minutes.  If you've never simmered chicken in pasta sauce before, it really turns out very tender -- I guess because of the acidity of the tomato sauce.  We topped it with shredded Parmigiano Reggiano and some fresh basil.  It was delicious!  Check out a pic below.  Enjoy!


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