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I’m not a huge fan of red sauce for pasta unless its my mom’s spaghetti, so here’s a decent recipe that also doesn’t take a ton of time and is budget friendly!
- Italian Dressing
- Chicken (of choice)
- Sliced Mushrooms
- Butter / Margarine
- White Wine (optional)
- Cayenne Pepper (optional)
- Pasta (I used rotelle gluten free pasta)
Because chicken thighs usually are cheaper than chicken breasts, and easier to portion for one person, I will usually buy packs of chicken thighs from the grocery store and separate them into one-meal portions before freezing them for easier access. Take a one-meal portion of defrosted chicken of your choice and smother in italian dressing and stick in the freezer to marinade. I would recommend at least forty-five minutes, but the best option would be to stick it in the fridge in the morning and then go about your day! I just used the 99 cent value italian dressing from Kroger.
When ready to eat, start a pot of boiling water and toss your chicken on the pan if preferred, or in the oven (at 350 degrees). It takes about twenty minutes for a pan or fifteen in the oven. At this time you should also wash the mushrooms!
When the chicken is about five minutes out from being done, melt butter into the pan at a high temperature. For personal preference I added white wine and cayenne pepper into the mix. Toss the sliced mushrooms in and sautee for around five minutes, flipping in between until the mushrooms are browned.
Strain the pasta, and serve! This was slightly more expensive for me because I’m gluten intolerant and bought gluten free noodles. But the italian dressing was a dollar, the chicken was $4.50 for 1.5 pounds (six chicken thighs, and I used two for the recipe so that I had extra for leftover), $2 for the sliced mushrooms, and $3.50 for the pasta. White wine was $1.20 for Kroger brand cooking wine. Altogether that comes out to about $13 for everything, but not all of the chicken / pasta / mushrooms were used. In this case, I already owned the margarine and cayenne pepper.