Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Recipe

Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Recipe | Through Clouded Glass

I have to say, I don't make elaborate dinners that often.  Cooking is just not something I really enjoy, so whatever meals are quick and easy to make, that is what we usually eat.  Every now and then though, I try to make Derek something a little more special for dinner, and a few weeks ago I decided we were due for a nice meal.

I scoured my cabinets, and I found a spice packet for Bruschetta Chicken.  After reading the recipe on the back though, I decided I didn't like it, so I improvised and came up with a recipe on the fly.  I wasn't sure if it was going to be edible, but it was actually delicious!  I wrote down the recipe so I could repeat it in the future, and I thought I would share it here!

Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Recipe | Through Clouded Glass

If you want to make the exact same thing, you can buy the McCormick Gourmet Sweet Basil and Oregano Bruschetta Chicken spice packet and use that, but I also came up with a mix of spices that is similar in case you can't find it.  Feel free to adjust spices in this list to taste!

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Bruschetta Chicken Spice Mix

1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. dried basil leaves
1/12 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. sugar
1 tbsp. red pepper
1tbsp. parmesan cheese

1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.  Set aside.


And here is my recipe for the pasta:

Bruschetta Chicken Pasta

2-3 chicken breasts
Olive Oil 
1 tbsp minced garlic
Bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup onion, diced
Bruschetta Chicken Spice mix
Penne noodles
1 1/2 cups milk
2 tbsp. flour
1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded

Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Recipe | Through Clouded Glass

1. Cook chicken, and cut into slices or chunks.  I usually pull chicken breasts out of my freezer and put them straight in the oven.  They are usually done after an hour in the oven at 415 degrees Fahrenheit. 

2. Pour enough olive oil into a saucepan to cover the bottom.  Add minced garlic, bell pepper, onion, and 1/2 spice mix.  Cook until peppers and onions are tender.

3. Cook penne noodles according to package directions.  Drain and set aside.

4. Add chicken to peppers and onions, and coat in oil and spices.  

5. Add milk and flour to mixture.  Lower heat and simmer until the sauce starts to thicken.

6.  Add mozzarella cheese and stir until melted.

7.  Pour sauce mixture and the remainder of the spice mixture onto noodles and mix well.  Serve warm.

Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Recipe | Through Clouded Glass

Variation: We liked the noodles just following the above steps, but if you want this to be more like a casserole, you can also pour the noodles into a baking dish, add mozzarella cheese on top, and bake until the cheese is melted.  


Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Recipe | Through Clouded Glass

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Unknown said...

Shame it has cheese in otherwise I would love it!

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