Chicken Artichoke Pasta Skillet

Is anyone else having an "off" week? Now that I'm thinking about it we enter most years like a lion, as they say. Three years ago (I cannot believe it has been three years) brought devastating (yet relieving) job loss. Last year brought one of the most difficult surgeries/recoveries Elijah has ever had and this year we are ringing in the new year with all kinds of stress, anxiety and sleep-deprivation. Guess what goes well with stress? FOOD! Oh how I love food and I have been a tornado in the kitchen lately. I am SEVEN recipes behind in posting, which is a great "problem" to have.

One of my specialties lately is skillet creations! I like to scrounge through the fridge and pantry and throw a handful of yummy ingredients into my good ol' cast iron skillet. This dinner was beyond easy and way yummier than I expected it to be. It required only FIVE ingredients and it is done in less than THIRTY minutes. 

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and pasta, both already cooked. Although, if you don't have already cooked chicken like I did, cut it into chunks and cook it in the skillet while your pasta is cooking. Or better yet, use the meat from a Rotisserie chicken.

Throw a little salt and pepper on top and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until heated through.

Add diced tomatoes and artichokes.

Cook for 5 minutes, or until warm. Add mozzarella cheese.

Cook, stirring frequently, until cheese is melted.

Serve immediately!

Here's hoping your new year begins like a calm, sweet little lamb.

Chicken Artichoke Pasta Skillet

This easy, delicious dinner skillet is done in less than 30 minutes!

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Jan 8, 2015

Serves: 4-6

Total time: 30 min

Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded or cubed
  • 2 cups cooked pasta
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 8.5-oz. can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 14.5-oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Instructions:
  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add cooked chicken, pasta, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until heated through.
  2. Add artichokes and diced tomatoes. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Add the cheese and stir until melted. Serve immediately!