Greek Chicken Pasta

Greek Chicken Pasta
Columbia Winery, Woodinville

After a long, hard, and tedious day of wine tasting in Woodinville (wink) cooking dinner seemed a bit overwhelming tonight. Perhaps the better explanation was that I was feeling a bit tipsy! Either way, it had to get done! We have company this week and it’s just part of the fun and honor of entertaining.

By some miracle, after an honestly long, hard and tedious work week, I had all the ingredients in-house to make this awesome and easy Greek Chicken Pasta. This one was a bit of a nail-biter for me. I’ve never made it before and if I screw it up, my company goes hungry! Pressure! Fortunately, everyone cleaned their plates! Success!

(Note on my journey into culinary madness: it’s been three months since I started cooking like a big girl, and I’d like to share that im getting more and more comfortable cooking chicken! If only you knew what a big step this is for me! I’m not quite ready to tackle beef yet without my husband’s help, but one little step at a time…. )

This is a fun and unique spin on spaghetti. It’s also great if you’re in my situation: you have to throw together dinner for guests or family, but you don’t want to serve plain ‘ole spaghetti and store-bought sauce.

Ciao for now!

INGREDIENTS

Greek Chicken Pasta

(recipe serves four)
1/2 box of spaghetti
1 pound of chicken chopped into bite-sized pieces
Olive oil
2 cloves of garlic minced
1/2 cup of onion chopped
1 14 oz can of artichokes
1/2 cup of feta cheese
1/2 cup of kalamata olives
1 cup of your favorite pasta sauce (plain is best)
1/2 a lemon
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon parsley
Salt, pepper to taste

PREP
1. Heat a pot of water and begin boiling pasta
2. Heat a drizzle of oil in skillet and sweat garlic and onion
3. Add chopped chicken to skillet and cook thoroughly
4. Add chopped artichokes, olives, pasta sauce, feta, spices, lemon juice and cooked pasta
5. Stir until the mixture is thoroughly heated (8-10) minutes
6. Serve and watch it disappear!

This recipe featured on the Hearth and Soul Blog Hop at Premeditated Leftovers:

Premeditated Leftovers

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12 thoughts on “Greek Chicken Pasta

  1. This pasta sounds lovely – lots of wonderful Mediterranean flavours! It sounds like the perfect dinner to serve after a long day of wine tasting ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. This pasta sounds lovely – lots of wonderful Mediterranean flavours! It sounds like the perfect dinner to serve after a long day of wine tasting ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Yum! It looks delisious and i do think that cooking can be a hobby all by itself, there is so much to learn! I visited your blog during the big UBP linky party and just want to invite you to join us each Thrusday for Project Pinterest where everyone can share what they create by being inspired by something they pinned. I hope you can join us! http://inthehillsofnorthcarolina.blogspot.com/

  4. Yum! It looks delisious and i do think that cooking can be a hobby all by itself, there is so much to learn! I visited your blog during the big UBP linky party and just want to invite you to join us each Thrusday for Project Pinterest where everyone can share what they create by being inspired by something they pinned. I hope you can join us! http://inthehillsofnorthcarolina.blogspot.com/

  5. This has every ingredient that my family would love. I am saving this to try. I especially love the artichokes (and in a can, thank goodness, because I struggle badly with fresh ones). Thanks so much for sharing with Hearth and Soul!

  6. This has every ingredient that my family would love. I am saving this to try. I especially love the artichokes (and in a can, thank goodness, because I struggle badly with fresh ones). Thanks so much for sharing with Hearth and Soul!

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