5 Ingredients or Less: Garlic Chicken & Arugula Pasta

Know what I just love?

Recipes that use very few ingredients yet exceed expectations once they reach your dinner plate.

Much like this Garlic Chicken & Arugula Pasta.

Made simply with some fresh chopped (1) garlic and (2) arugula.

A few (3) whole wheat penne pasta noodles.

And some sweet, succulent (4) boneless, skinless chicken thighs.

Which, when slightly browned and topped with the fresh garlic during the last minute of cooking, create the most fantastic smells in your kitchen.

And an even better flavor.

The chicken is then simply shredded and tossed with the fresh arugula,

Cooked pasta, any leftover cooking liquid/garlic from the chicken,

 

And finished with a sprinkling of zesty (5) red pepper flakes.

Who said delicious had to be complicated?

Not I :)

Serve this simple dish with a light, crisp white wine.  Just do it, don’t ask questions! ;)

But for real, I was totally taken aback by how well the two paired together… and would highly recommend it.

So much so that I may even consider adding the white wine into the cooking mix next time around, but that’s just not as fun now is it? :P

And p.s. if you do make this, please consider using the chicken thighs vs. an average chicken breast, as I really don’t think the same flavor and velvety texture would be achieved with the chicken thigh’s leaner counterpart…

But, then again, who am I to judge?

Enjoy! :D

8 Responses to 5 Ingredients or Less: Garlic Chicken & Arugula Pasta

  1. Fantastic! Red pepper is so darn good. A little lemon might be fun too

  2. Oh girl… this looks fabulous!

  3. Looks so good! You know I’m all about the simple but delicious recipes! And wine :)

  4. Definitely making this. Love how easy it is, and I always have leftover arugula when I buy it that I end up juicing right before it goes bad!

  5. I’m a huge fan of recipes with only a few ingredients! This one looks tasty.

    Hope your weekend is off to a great start lady. See you on Sunday. :)

  6. Don’t you love when dishes turn out like that??! I love arugala too – never buy it enough though!

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