This 30 Minute Chicken Vegetable Skillet Pasta is super quick and easy to make. It uses simple ingredients for a fresh flavorful meal the whole family will love!
Quick and easy chicken pasta recipes are the perfect way to feed a crowd. On busy days we all want to be able to get a delicious dinner on the table in under 30 minutes without sacrificing taste.
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I’m not going to lie, this girl loves her pasta. I keep my pantry stocked with loads of dried pasta so I can whip up a quick and tasty meal any day of the week. It’s my go-to dinner when life is crazy.
For me, keeping plenty of dinner ingredients in my pantry and freezer makes my life so much easier. On days when I’m working late I know I can whip up a fabulous dinner in a flash.
This recipe delivers with simple ingredients that you can find in your pantry. I store all my dried pasta in Rubbermaid® BRILLIANCE™ Pantry products.
- Keeps food fresh & accessible
- Crystal-clear containers
- Microwaveable with a splatter-free design and built-in vents
- Dishwasher safe
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I’m a sucker for see through containers! I absolutely love opening my pantry door to see all my pretty pasta ingredients lined up. It makes it SO easy to grab what I need as quickly as possible. That works for me.
Tasty pasta recipes also work for me. This one uses boneless skinless chicken breasts, bell peppers and fabulous flavored dried pasta. I mean, I could eat this EVERY single day. It’s so freaking delicious!
I absolutely love fresh bell peppers so I used them in this recipe. You could easily substitute or add mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, spinach, broccoli, or any fresh vegetable you have on hand.
If you have fresh parsley you can use it. If you don’t have fresh parsley you can use dried parsley. Some days it’s easier to use dried herbs because they are already in your pantry.
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We use Rubbermaid® BRILLIANCE™ products for storing leftovers and meal prepping as well. My cupboards are filled with them. So is my fridge and freezer. This recipe is perfect for meal prepping.
Tips for Organizing Your Pantry:
- Remove everything first.
- Clean surfaces inside pantry thoroughly.
- Throw away any out of date items.
- Set aside surplus items to donate to your local food bank.
- Place dried pasta and spices in containers.
- Start adding things back in pantry. Place items you use the most at eye level. Place items you use less often below and above eye level.
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Now onto the recipe for this amazing 30 Minute Chicken and Vegetable Skillet Pasta!
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This 30 Minute Chicken and Vegetable Skillet Pasta is super quick and easy to make. It uses simple ingredients for a fresh flavorful meal the whole family will love!
- 8 ounces uncooked dried penne pasta
- 3 tbsp olive oil, divided
- 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken, cut into 1 to 2 inch strips
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 red pepper, chopped
- 1 yellow pepper, chopped
- 1 orange pepper, chopped
- 2 medium shallots, diced
- 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp fresh or dried parsley
Cook penne according to the package directions. Once cooked, measure out 1/2 cup of the pasta water and set aside for later. Drain the pasta and set aside.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Add chicken to pan and cook for approximately 5 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. You want to cook the chicken until juices run clear and chicken is no longer pink. Sprinkle salt and pepper on the chicken and mix well.
Add red, yellow, orange peppers and shallots to pan. Cook for 4 to 7 minutes, allowing peppers and shallots to brown on edges. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute longer.
Add balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1/2 cup reserved pasta water and cooked penne pasta to pan. Cook for about 3 to 4 minutes, stirring while ingredients come together.
Sprinkle with fresh or dried parsley.
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