Monday, January 14, 2008

Con Pollo Pasta

One of Grace's goals for the new year is to help out more in the kitchen, especially when it comes to making dinner. I recently found a recipe for Con Pollo Pasta from my friend Kathi, at Feathering My Nest and thought it would be perfect for a cooking lesson.

Chicken, garlic, tomatoes, mushrooms and peas over fettucini.

Grace made most of the dish by herself!

We set the table while the noodles cooked.

Grace put the fettucini on a platter and poured the chicken sauce on top.

Con Pollo Pasta

1 package cooked long pasta
4 boneless chicken breasts, cut to bite size pieces

Brown chicken in olive oil over medium high heat, about 8 minutes.


4 chopped green onions

2 tsp. minced garlic

6 sliced mushrooms

1/4 Cup Chardonnay or other white wine (optional)

1 can diced tomatoes

Keep stirring and lower heat to medium low.


2 tablespoons dried or fresh basil

2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese

1 cup frozen peas

About 3/4 cup of the pasta water to thicken sauce

Allow sauce to thicken. Pour sauce over pasta.

(Recipe shared with permission)
Serve with extra parmesan, a fresh salad and french bread!


Amy said...

Mmmm...that looks good! I'll have to try this recipe sometime. And even more impressing is how good the food looks in the pictures. It seems like photos of food often look kind of... gross... but your doesn't.

Thanks for sharing!

Tami said...

This looks great. I think I will try making this for my family next week.

Anonymous said...

I was surfing the blogs for a good recipe tonight, and I came to yours. I think I'll make this one, it looks yummy and easy.

Jen said...

It sounds and looks amazing. I will have to try this one in my meal planning. It also sounds really easy. Good job Grace. Your table looks very nice by the way.

Anonymous said...

That looks very good! And so colorful, too.

And thanks for the hot tip on the glass canisters... I found some at Target this morning for under $5 apiece, which I thought was a pretty good price given the prices for most canister sets!

Tina Leigh said...

That looks really good. Looks like a girl after her mother's heart! I bet Phillip doesnt know what to think when he comes home to such fine dining!

dot said...

I'm glad Grace is learning to cook. The table is beautiful and the food looks delicious!

Momma Roar said...

YUM! Do you do takeout? ;) I will be making this soon!

I love that she has that set for her goal! I guess my kiddos are a little too young to set goals - but your post has impressed that upon me and I want to do that with them!

Anonymous said...

That looks absolutely marvelous. I am printing out the recipe to use one day next week.

nancy said...

Congratulations to Grace! Yay! Please tell her it looks wonderful, and she did a great job.

Jennifer Hoots said...

That is a fantastic goal for your daughter! And I am sure it will be a blessing to you, as well.

Just Mom said...

Boy, does that look yummy. Fantastic job, Grace.

Anonymous said...

That looks delicious. Grace will graduate from prep cook to chef in no time.

Creative Life Studio said...

Congratulations, Grace, on a lovely meal. I bet you'll learn a lot from your mom this year!

Kelli, those envelopes and cards posted below are a wonderful idea and they really turned out beautifully! Thanks for sharing. :)

Dani said...

Mmmm, it looks mighty yummy! Good job Grace!

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

Hey! Send Grace to my house. She can get all the practice she could ever want. lol
Looks delicious!

Mary said...

It looks so delicious and Grace did a great job. It's nice that you are teaching her to cook. Thanks for the recipe.

Karen said...

It looks so good! Nice job, Grace.

Cathy said...

Just looks delicious, great job, Grace! I will have to try that for a fancy recipe for me.
I put a link to your Cappuccino Chocolate Muffins on a post. Maybe because I am supposed to be on a low fat diet. :)
Hugs ~

Lena said...

You are so fortunate to have the company of such a sweet helper. It looks like she is going to be every bit as good at cooking as you are, Kelli.

Best wishes!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

That looks delicious! Good for Grace doing all that by herself! My daughter started out cooking early and today she loves to cook!

The table is pretty too!


Julieann said...

OHHH, it looks wonderful!!! I am always looking for new tried and true recipes:)


Anonymous said...

It sounds and looks delicious! Grace did a good job :)

nannykim said...

wow, great looking--I will have to try this one. We are off of pasta for a bit , but strangely enough we find some dishes go extremely well with lentils. Oh, and I did not get the bird thing--I stopped bidding at 20 dollars.!! The person got it fot 20.50 plus there would be 6 dollars shipping!!! Thanks---

LadySnow said...

That looks delicious!

Cris said...

Congratulations Grace for making this resolution and helping mommy out in the kitchen!

Adrienne said...

That looks good! It's so nice that Grace wants to help more in the kitchen. She did a good job. Great way to learn to be a good cook.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and for leaving your sweet anniversary wishes. I will always treasure the gift my sweetheart gave me.


Gena said...

That looks and sounds delicious! And, your table was beautiful.

Kathi said...

Grace did a wonderful job. Your table and the food looks so inviting. Everything looks great. I'm glad you enjoyed the recipe, and thanks for giving me credit.


TJ said...

Yum! What a blessing for you to not have to cook, and a wonderful skill for Grace to learn!

Not too much longer and Kaia will be kicking me out of the kitchen. She would like to now, but all she can make by herself is a mess.

ellen b. said...

Well done Grace! It looks fabulous...

Anonymous said...

Sounds yummy! Good for Grace's goal of improving her cooking skills by helping in the kitchen more.

Betty said...

Thanks for the recipe. It looks delicious. I love anything fixed with chicken.

Sharon said...

I am sure she will be a wonderful cook and baker.........look who she has as a is to many wonderful lessons and meals.

GranthamLynn said...

I saw it too and it looked yummy. Your photo's bring back memories. When my daughter was homeschooled in 10th grade she cooked at least one meal a week. I have some wonderful photo's from those times. One meal I remember was fried okra. We were in Colo. at the time! Cost a fortunate but it was worth it. Your table looked beautiful too. Enjoy this special time. You Bless me by bringing back special memories for me.

Lori Stilger said...

Your daughter did a GREAT job! :) I have five nieces and one nephew, and they're all homeschooled; my oldest, Rachel, cooks most of their meals now! :) My sister needs all the help she can get, you know....;D
Thanks for checking out my Show & Tell both weeks I've done it, Kelli. :) God bless you!

Mrs. U said...

How WONDERFUL of Grace!! It makes my heart smile to find out about young ladies that desire to learn more about homemaking. And what a blessing she has to have YOU for her mother!! What a great teacher you will be!

Oh, and thank you for sharing the recipe! It sounds WONDERFUL!!! Especially since I recently discovered that I LOVE fresh mushrooms!! YUM!

Mrs. U

Paula said...

Yum!! Looks wonderful!! And so nice to have a helper.


Jodi said...

Grace ~ It looks delicious! and I'm sure it was a joy to your momma's heart to watch you cook dinner. Great job!

Kelli ~ The envelopes in the last post ... Clever!

Irene said...

That looks and sounds delicious. I'm all the more impressed that your daughter did most of it herself. Well done!

Anonymous said...

wow thats sweet!!!!!i love pasta being an Aussie we love it!!you beauty!!!love your work!!