Monday, August 2, 2010

Summer on a plate {Chili chicken and pasta}

This meal is so simple to make and only has a few ingredients, but fair warning….the stuff is addictive. 

IMG_7643We only have this meal in the summer when you can get fresh corn on the cob, garden tomatoes, and fresh limes. The fresh {local} ingredients are very important since there are so few ingredients in the dish.

Chili chicken and pasta

4 boneless skinless chicken breast
4-5 ears of fresh corn cut from the cob
10oz angel hair pasta
2 limes
chili powder
salt & pepper canola oil
fresh tomatoes

IMG_7636I like to cut my chicken in smaller pieces and pound them out so they are the same thickness all over. Sprinkle each piece of chicken with chili powder, salt and pepper to taste.

IMG_7639Heat 1 Tbsp canola oil in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken to skillet in one layer and cook on each side until browned and cooked through. 

IMG_7620In a large pot of water, add the angel hair pasta and cook for 5 minutes and then add the corn to the boiling water. Cook for 2 more minutes and then strain the pasta and corn. Return to pot. 

IMG_7630While pasta is cooking, make your dressing. In a screw top jar, mix together 3 Tbsp canola oil, 1/2 tsp chili powder {I also add a sprinkle of chipotle chili powder} and 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice.  

IMG_7647Pour dressing over the pasta and corn mixture. Serve with the chicken, tomato slices and lime wedges.

I hope you enjoy this taste of summer as much as we do.

This post is linked up to Mouthwatering Mondays, Tempt my tummy Tuesday, Tuesday at the table & Tasty Tuesday.

6 comments:

  1. Looks very fresh, light, and refreshing. My daughter would love the corn and tomatoes.

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  2. Mmm, that looks really yummy! Fresh corn and garden tomatoes - doesn't get much better. :)

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  3. This looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing. :-)

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  4. Oh my - that just screams summer time goodness! The dressing really looks yummy!

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  5. Oh, that does sound like a perfect summer meal. I love the idea of sprinkling the chili powder on the chicken to give it that punch. I have never mixed corn into pasta before but that sounds so refreshing and summery. Lovin the corn season.

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  6. YUM that looks great! We love anything with corn and chicken!
    Honoring The King
    Honoring The King Ministries

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