Garlic Shredded Chicken with Whole Wheat Penne | Pink Wings
Had a couple of recipe failures last week so I was ecstatic when this dish came out so yummy. It's an olive oil and garlic sauce coating whole wheat penne, cherry tomatoes, button mushrooms and shredded chicken. I love how shredded chicken soaks up flavor so well, it's one of my favorite proteins to use.

In other news, hubby and I have to celebrate Valentine's day early...as in today and tomorrow! Any fun activity suggestions??




Garlic Shredded Chicken with Whole Wheat Penne
Serves 3-4

  • 6 oz. whole wheat penne
  • 1 boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 3-4 button mushrooms, sliced


Directions:

Cook your penne al dente according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup pasta water.

Place chicken breast in a saucepan and fill with water until covered. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes until no longer pink in the center. Remove to a clean surface and use two forks to shred. Set aside.

In a large skillet, combine the olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes, and salt. Warm over med-low heat then add the tomatoes and mushrooms. Cook until tomatoes pop, about 8 minutes. Stir in the shredded chicken, then the pasta. Taste and add more salt if desired.


Pasta sauce adapted from Food Network.

17 comments

  1. Gina, I love this recipe. I'm not a very good cook so I try to make simple recipes and I'm excited to try this out! Hope you all have a good Valentine's day! We went to a pottery painting place one year and that was really fun if you all are looking for fun things :)

    xoxo
    Karen
    http://kensingtonwest.me.uk

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    1. Thanks Karen, that is a good idea! Hubs and I did that once wayyy back when we were dating and he still makes fun of the piece I made so I need to redeem myself!

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  2. Great recipe! Looks so yummy and healthy!

    http://bellemelange.net/blog

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    1. Thank you! I really have been trying lately to make healthier recipes!

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  3. I'm definitely going to have to try this! I looooove chicken and pasta together.

    - Kirstin
    kirstinuity.blogspot.com

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    1. I know right? And garlic! Tell me if you end up trying it!

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  4. My bf and I were gonna cook for vday to avoid the rush and this looks so good that we might just try it! Can't go wrong with chicken and pasta right? :) I hope you and your hubby have a good vday!

    be the plebeian

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    1. Thanks Jasmine! Cooking together is a great idea, me and my hubby love that because we both love to cook. I hope you blog about! <3

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  5. Yum, this looks incredible! I really want to try this!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  6. Yum, this looks amazing! I really want to try this recipe!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  7. That good, I'll try the recipe.
    A kiss.

    http://www.memoriesapril.com

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  8. I've never had brown pasta - does it taste much different from white?

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. It is slightly different since it's whole wheat. I would say it's a little earthier. There are a few dishes I wouldn't use it in but for most dishes I'd say it's a great healthy substitute.

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  9. This sounds AMAZING!! I love penne... :) I took my husband to an arcade once for his birthday week celebrations. We had so much fun like children... hah it was great. I'm always a fan of movie nights at home, and trips to the art museum. :) Or a board game night, yes, those are best. Ticket to Ride & Manifest are our favorites. Good luck! XO -Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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    1. these are seiously great ideas. I've never heard of Manifest though? Is that a good two-player game??

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