Monkeeing Around The Kitchen: Spaghetti With Onion Butter Red Sauce & Grilled Chicken

After losing power and having to clean out the fridge, I found myself somewhat excited about cooking again. I’d gotten pretty lazy about it all, but I wanted to make a good meal for my lady since she now has the same cold I had a few days ago. So, I went to SmittenKitchen, which is an amazing food blog I just discovered did some searching around and came across her Tomato Sauce With Onion & Butter recipe. Wow, this sauce recipe was not only crazy easy — open a 28oz can of whole peeled tomatoes, put them in a pot with a halved onion and 5 tablespoons of butter and simmer for, in my case, 40 minutes–but also crazy delicious. I picked up some Barilla Plus spaghetti, four thinly sliced chicken breasts and a few heads of broccoli at the store and ended up with a pretty good little feast.

While the sauce was simmering and the pasta was doing its thing, I cut the heads off the broccoli stalks and got them ready for steaming. I turned those on about 15 minutes before the sauce was supposed to be done. At about the same time, I took the chicken breasts out, covered them in olive oil, salt and pepper on both sides and then grilled them on the George Foreman. For once, my timing was pretty good and everything. The sauce was done about five minutes early, I turned the heat off because I didn’t want it to reduce too much more. The pasta was drained and ready to go. Then I cut up the chicken and combined all three. The broccoli did take a little longer than I expected, but, hey, sometimes you want a little veggie goodness for desert right? The whole thing took about 45 minutes and it was incredibly good and easy, so I wanted to tell you all about it. Unfortunately, I forgot to takes pics, you’ll just have to take my word for it.

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