It occurred to me that, like a lot of people, I prepare dinners from ingredients that I have on hand, with no recipe in sight. So, I thought I would post notes on these Quick & Easy meals and maybe give my readers some ideas. I always like getting new ideas for meals, so maybe you will too!
OK, let's see what we have to work with . . .
About half of a rotisserie chicken from Costco. Have any of you bought Costco chickens? They are the bargain of the century - huge, like small turkeys, and only $4.99 here in SoCal. We can get at least three meals out of a Costco chicken. Cut chicken into bitesize pieces.
Cherry tomatoes picked fresh from the garden
Fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
Trader Joe's spinach pasta (at least I think the flavor is spinach - it's green!) I threw away the package, so I can't tell for sure.
Saute the chopped onion in olive oil or grapeseed oil - I had some Citrus Cilantro grapeseed oil that I used. After the onion has softened, add the asparagus and continuing sauteing until slightly softened. Add the cooked chicken hunks. Add the cherry tomatoes for about a minute.
In the meantime, cook the pasta, drain and put in serving bowl. Add a little olive oil/grapeseed oil to keep from sticking. Top with the onion/asparagus/chicken/tomato mixture and sprinkle some chopped cilantro on top. After I took the picture, I also sprinkled some shredded parmesan on top. It was great!