Thursday, August 11, 2011
Angel Hair Pasta w/ Chicken and Black Beans
1/2 lb angel hair pasta
1 tbsp olive oil
1-2 cloves of garlic (minced)
1 can (14.5 oz) chicken broth or 1 1/2 cups
1 can petite diced tomatoes (undrained)
1 can black beans (drained)
2 cups chicken (cooked & shredded)
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
chopped cilantro (optional)
don't be put off by that long list from this girl. you have a lot of those ingredients already and here are 2 things to make it easier. 1 - use a rotisserie chicken for the chicken. i buy a chicken and we use half for a meal, then i use the other half for this recipe. 2 meals out of it, awesome. 2 - buy this special stuff and leave it in your frig. then you always have garlic on hand AND it is always minced. love it.
in a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil and garlic. when garlic lightly goldens, stir in broth, tomatoes, beans and chicken. add spices and mix well.
heat to boiling; reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.
break dry pasts and cook according to package. drain.
toss hot pasta and sauce; sprinkle with cilantro.
makes 6 servings.