So when I was deciding what I wanted to make for dinner tonight I knew I wanted something with basil in it. That thought alone reminded me that I hadn’t watered my basil plant in like 2 days. Crap!!!!! It was okay but it didn’t look very happy. That is the only thing I am responsible for watering. I kill plants. Not on purpose. Many plants have perished in my household. 🙁 🙁 🙁 I either over-water or under-water and if they end up having a slight chance of surviving, one of the cats chews on them and pukes it up on the carpet. Never the tile, always the carpet!!!
Sometimes I am just in the mood for pasta. Ok. A lot of times I am in the mood for pasta. I like angel hair because it has a “lightness” to it. Paired with a lemon-garlic-butter sauce and some grilled chicken=delightful!
I like to buy the herb packs that are called “poultry blend” that have rosemary, sage, and thyme in it. I have only been able to find this blend at King Soopers.
To make the marinade for the chicken, put herbs, salt, red pepper flakes, and olive oil into a mini food processor and pulse until combined. Pour this over the chicken and set aside.
Cook pasta like the box says. Salt your pasta water when it comes to a boil. If you don’t the noodles will taste bland as hell.
This is the perfect dish for me because you don’t have to measure anything. Well, I don’t measure anything. I just throw it all together. While the noodles are cooking, melt about 1/2 stick of butter with a couple tablespoons of olive oil. Add 3 cloves of minced garlic. This should be done on low heat by the way or you’ll burn the gawlic. After about 5 minutes, add the juice and zest of a lemon. Add some halved cherry tomatoes and a bunch of chiffonaded (is that even a word?) basil. Add some pasta water to make it saucy. Drain pasta and combine with sauce. Keep warm while grilling chicken.
Grill chicken about 1 minute on each side until cooked. These are thin cuts so they cook fast.
Serve it all in a big family style bowl and Viola!!! Isn’t it perty?
Maybe I should get some cacti?