Tuesday, June 28, 2011

grilled chicken, zucchini and pesto


 i want to share a little dish i made for the girls.
dan was headed out for the evening
which usually means i serve something along the lines
of "chick food".
that & i had a seemingly empty fridge.


we had some left over grilled chicken from the night before.
the chicken was simply marinated it in lemon juice & evoo
 seasoned with garlic powder, paprika
salt & pepper & grilled.
we also had a little pasta left over from spaghetti earlier in the week.
& i had a zucchini that was all alone.
so...

i cut the chicken into bite size pieces and heated them back up in a little olive oil.
added in the chopped zucchini and cooked until soft.
added in the left over pasta & heated all that together.

added in about 1/2 cup of pesto
shaved some fresh parmesan
a little more fresh basil 
& topped with cherry tomatoes.

super simple
healthy
& incredibly yummy!

14 comments:

.30goingnorth. said...

Love that plate!

And the food looks good too!

Kelli said...

Simple and yummy are two great things to put together.

Susan R said...

Smart girl. I think I'll borrow your recipe, I have everything for it.
Two more days!

Cheryl said...

I was just contemplating dinner... Done!!! Thank you.
Two more sleeps!! xo

Alecia said...

Looks DELISH!!!

Kristin said...

That looks quite refeshing somehow for pasta and just yum!

Jodi said...

oh....i would definately love that and so easily made with leftovers! I love all your food inspirations, i tried the chicken parmesan, Beka LOVED it! Maybe I will just start e-mailing you and see what your having for dinner! :)

The fishy plate is super cute too!

Jodi

Debra said...

Looks yummy! I love chick food nights. :) Cute plate, too!

LLH Designs said...

Making the best of leftovers and mixing a few fresh things is right up my alley. That's what I'm doing tonight. Pizza!

Xo,
Linsey

Between You and Me said...

love the food.
love the dish.
love the pictures.

janet said...

That looks delishes..I love the dish plate too..
Janet

Anne Marie... said...

These are stunning photos Paige...yum!!

Ali said...

Sounds terrific! :) Beautiful meal out of leftovers! I'm impressed!

~ ali

Carol S. said...

sensational! love the combination. love your blog style and photos. have a fab weds