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