Sunday, June 29, 2008

Day 79: Best chicken and basil recipe

Well, the basil is still growing after more than two months. I've discovered that insalata caprese makes a great midnight snack...

...although it's definitely time I started to expand my horizons.

I spoke to my friend Kim from work about my overabundance of basil, and she proceeded to send me a bunch of cool recipes. There was a great one called Basil Chicken over Angel Hair at AllRecipes.Com. I happened to have exactly all the ingredients for that one--a couple tomatoes, some cooked chicken, garlic, and an onion. The one thing I didn't have was angel hair pasta, but I had some thin spaghetti which I thought should do the trick.

I proceeded to chop some basil from the Aerogarden. I took off a good 1/3 of each plant again, as I'll be going on another trip. The recipe called for 1/4 cup, but I ended up cutting a bit more.

This is what the sauce looked like once everything was put together.

And here's what it looked like with the pasta stirred in.

I have to say, it tasted great. I'll definitely be cooking it again, but next time I'll be sure to use real angel hair pasta.

I'm facing a real dilemma with all this healthy food I'm cooking. It's all so delicious I end up eating more than I should! :)

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