114: Chicken and Pasta with Walnut Sauce

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On Monday I made Chicken and Pasta with a Creamy Walnut Sauce. You blend walnuts, garlic, salt and pepper, a dash of cayenne, a little broth, parsley, and lemon juice to make the sauce. Then you boil water, add pasta, add broccoli and red pepper strips a few minutes later to steam them, and saute chicken separately. Drain the water, add the chicken and the sauce to the pasta and vegetables, and you have dinner.

Chicken and Pasta with Walnut Sauce

I really enjoyed this, but in the future I’ll actually make it as a vegetarian meal. The chicken didn’t really add anything to the meal. In contrast, there were a few walnuts that didn’t get ground up well enough, and biting into those was delightful. I used extra broccoli and extra red pepper strips, which also added a lot to the dish and probably lessened the impact of the chicken. This dish felt very healthy. When I make this again, I will double the sauce, add the extra broccoli and red pepper, and omit the chicken.

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