I love Knorr Pasta Sides and Rice Sides. I’ve always used them as just that, a side dish. I usually buy them when Kroger has them 10 for $10 (actually, $1 each because you don’t have to buy 10 to get the same deal).
So, last night I was trying to think of something different to make with boneless chicken. I’m getting tired of rice, and my husband is tired of potatoes. So, I looked in the pantry and spotted the Knorr Pasta Sides. I asked my husband, “What do you think of adding boneless chicken to the Pasta Sides?” He said, “I’m all for it.” So, another boneless chicken recipe was added to my repertoire. You can’t get much easier than this.
- 1 pound boneless, cooked or uncooked skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
1 or 2 packages of Knorr Pasta Sides – I used Chicken Flavor
2 to 4 cups water (2 cups per package)
3 tbsp butter or margarine, divided
- If chicken is uncooked, melt 1 tablespoon butter or margarine in 12-inch skillet or sauce pan over medium-high heat and cook chicken, stirring frequently, 5 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked. Remove chicken and set aside.
- Cook Knorr Pasta Sides:
- In the same skillet or sauce pan, bring water and remaining 2 tablespoons of margarine (optional) to a boil. Stir in contents of package(s) of Knorr Pasta Sides and boil for 7 minutes, or until pasta is tender.
- Add Chicken:
- Return chicken to skillet and heat all the way through. Let sit 2 minutes, or until it absorbs liquid to the consistency that you like.
- Serve with a vegetable and dinner rolls. Serves 3 to 6.
That’s it! This dish was incredibly tasty because of the blend of spices in the Knorr Pasta Sides. Fettuccini pasta in a savory, chicken-flavored sauce with red bell peppers, onion, garlic and parsley. The chicken absorbed the flavor and was moist and tender.
If everyone likes the same vegetable, you can even add fresh or thawed vegetables to the pot before adding Knorr Pasta Sides. Broccoli florets would be good.
I don’t think one package would have been enough for four of us, since we’re using it for a full meal rather than a side dish. Two packages was more than enough. I’d rather have too much than not enough, and it makes great leftovers.
This meal cost $6 or $7 for 4 of us. Chicken $3, Knorr Pasta Sides $2, vegetable $1, dinner rolls $1.
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