This pasta tastes just like it came from a premade box mix...except better, of course!
It's an easy copycat for sure!
I have always been fond of quick box mix foods. They were easy to make and kept me from starving when I was a kid (middle school/early high school) when my parents worked during the day in the summertime. As an adult, I have strayed from my old favorites because I learned how to make things homemade and they are way better. Why? They make more and taste better. This recipe reminds me a lot of a box mix I used to eat a lot and love that - so I dubbed it a "copycat recipe". Probably the best part of this recipe, in my opinion, is that the veggies have actual substance. It's not like a weird freeze-dried speck of carrot, there's actual slices of carrot in it! Tomorrow I'm sharing the recipe for the breadsticks I served this yummy pasta dish with, so stay tuned :)
What you need:
- 8 oz. angel hair pasta
- 2 Tbsp. butter
- 1 medium carrot, peeled and sliced
- 1 rib celery, cut in half and diced
- 1 small shallot, minced
- Salt and pepper
- 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 tsp. dried parsley
- Chicken tenderloins
- Italian seasoning
- Break pasta into 1 to 2 inch pieces. Cook in a pot of salted water until al dente.
- Meanwhile, cook chicken seasoned with Italian seasoning in a skillet. Let cool slightly and cut into strips. Set aside and keep warm.
- Melt butter in a separate skillet over medium heat. Add carrot, celery, and shallot and saute for 5 to 7 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.
- Add flour and cook for 1 minute, whisking while it cooks.
- Then slowly add chicken broth and milk while you continue to whisk to prevent lumps. Turn heat up to medium-high. Once it begins to bubble, reduce heat to medium.
- Add parsley and more salt and pepper, if needed. Cook for about 5 minutes until thickened and bubbly, stirring every so often.
- Add pasta to sauce and stir to coat. Cook for 2 more minutes.
- Remove from heat. Serve topped with strips of chicken.
Recipe from Iowa Girl Eats
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