Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

Let’s face it.  Life is busy.  We are busy.  Sometimes dinner doesn’t get started until 6:00 or later.  We run kids, we have jobs, life happens.  But I get tired of eating out.  I like a home cooked meal, even if it is a throw together.

That happened tonight.  Kids have gymnastics, kids have soccer, car is in the shop, lots of juggling.   So, I did what any other mom can do.  I threw together a filling, delicious meal, in about 15 minutes.  Yes, I did.

We happened to have some leftover rotisserie chicken, the Costco one.  Gluten free.

So, I put together some pasta, some chicken, some broccoli, and some Progresso cream of mushroom soup, top it with some cheese, and Voila!  I have to tell you though, the gluten free pasta makes or breaks your meal, so choose carefully.

This is our favorite brand of pasta.  It’s rice.  It is not mushy.  It tastes like “real” pasta.

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Here is the recipe: super easy, enjoy!

Chicken and Broccoli Pasta
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Package spiral pasta
  • 2 cups shredded chicken (rotisserie is what I used)
  • 2 cans cream of mushroom soup (Progresso is cheap and gluten free)
  • 2 cups cooked broccoli, not mushy
  • cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Boil your pasta until tender, do not over cook.
  2. Shred your chicken, cook it first if you need to.
  3. Steam your broccoli.
  4. Mix all of the above and add your 2 cans of soup. Pour into a 9x13 pan. Top with cheese and heat it in the oven for about 15 minutes on 350 degrees.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 6-8

 

 

New Recipe-Sloppy Joes

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One of my favorite meals growing up was sloppy joes.  My mom would brown the meat and add the can of sauce.  I like to make things from scratch when I can.  I feel like it is better for you without all the added preservatives and such.

I am currently on a mission to find meals that I can make quickly because of our busy schedule.  I am pretty sure we will add this to our favorites.  It was super easy to make and it was a hit!

We like to use Udi’s gluten free buns.  Our favorite way to eat them is to toast them on the grill.  They get a little crispy on the outside but warm and soft on the inside.  Yummo!  If you don’t do the bread, you could certainly put this on a bed of lettuce or in a leaf of lettuce to eat like a lettuce wrap.

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Sloppy Joes
 
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1½ pounds ground beef
  • ¼ cup onion
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1T brown sugar
  • 1T Worstershire Sauce
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
Instructions
  1. Brown meat, garlic, and onion together until cooked thoroughly.
  2. Add sauce, sugar, Worstershire Sauce, salt, and pepper.
  3. Let simmer for 15 min. on low.
  4. Serve on gluten free buns or on lettuce.