Thursday, February 18, 2010

College Cooking Class: Tortellini with Chicken and Peas

Welcome to my first college cooking class installment! Tonight's recipe is quick, healthy, and can supply a hearty amount of leftovers for the next few days. It is cheese tortellini served with chicken breast, petite peas, and vodka sauce. That's almost all the food groups!

- one package of cheese tortellini
- 2 to 4 small, boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1/3 of a bag of frozen peas
- half a jar of tomato sauce, preferably vodka
- shredded parmesan cheese
- dash salt and lemon pepper (a tangy taste over regular pepper)
- olive oil

1) Turn on the stove and set up water to boil for tortellini; defrost chicken in a bowl of warm water. Pour 1/3 of a bag of frozen peas into a bowl and fill slightly with water.

2) Let tortellini cook on the stove; take defrosted chicken and place in olive oil-coated pan.

3) As tortellini cooks, let chicken cook for a few minutes on each side and add some salt and lemon pepper while turning it over.

4) When tortellini is done, drain in a colander. Place drained tortellini back in the pot it was cooked in.

5) Cook peas in the microwave for a few minutes; cooking times will vary, then drain in the colander.

6) When chicken is done, cut into smaller pieces.

7) Toss tortellini, chicken, sauce, and peas in the pot on a low heat. Slowly stir in parmesan.

8) Serve and eat!

Enjoy! Bonus points go to those who eat while watching Keeping Up with the Kardashians to avoid studying for a midterm, that's how you know you're in college.



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