|Courtesy of wikipedia.com|
|Courtesy of foodnetwork.com|
Another option was to tear the noodles up into "rags" and make a pasta dish.
|Courtesy of EatingWell.com|
Any and all of them are worthy candidates, and in due time, I will probably try them all. But today, when I thought of rollatini, it made me think it was too similar to lasagna. And when I considered fritatta, I didn't want another baked dish, so pasta rags it was! How simple is that, to quote Ina Garten?
I had chicken breasts, frozen peas, frozen broccoli, heavy cream, and parmesan handy, so chicken alfredo-esque pasta it was! No specific recipe, just techniques of food preparation.
I browned the chicken in a little olive oil after seasoning with salt and pepper. Setting the chicken aside to rest, and using the same skillet, I added about 1/4 cup of chicken broth and broccoli and cooked on medium heat until done. The broccoli was added to the chicken in the dish and it was sauce time in the skillet!
By now, I had these wonderful brown bits in the skillet, so I added in about 1/4 cup of white wine and scraped the skillet down. After boiling off the wine a bit, I added in 1/4 cup of chicken broth and seasoned to taste. I made a slurry of 1 Tbsp. to 3 Tbsp. of cool chicken broth and added to thicken the sauce. A splash (about 1/4 cup) of heavy cream, brought to a boil, salt, pepper, and a dash of cayenne, and the sauce was done.
In about 20 minutes, I had a hearty pasta dish
from leftovers and pantry ingredients!