Monday, January 19, 2015

Michael Symon's Angel Hair With Tomatoes and Garlic

So this was so satisfying, even though it wasn't the most amazing thing ever, it just really hit the spot for us.  My Noah bought me Michael Symon's 5 in 5 cookbook for my birthday, and this is the first recipe we tried.  Although this does take longer than five minutes, it isn't that much more than that, and this is great to have on a busy night.  I added some chicken cooked in pesto to the top, because we can't have meatless meals around here :).  Each serving was 565, and we all gave this a 9.  Here's what to do:

1 bottle pesto
1-2 lbs chicken breasts

1 lb angel hair pasta
3 T olive oil
3 garlic cloves, sliced
28 oz canned crushed tomatoes
1 t red pepper flakes (can use as much as 1 T)
1 T unsalted butter
1/4 c flat leaf parsley, chopped
1/2 c Parmesan cheese

Preheat the oven to 350.  Cover the chicken with pesto, then cook in the oven for around an hour, depending on the amount of chicken.
About 15 minutes before chicken is done, boil some water, salt it well and cook the pasta to al dente. While this is boiling, heat the olive oil, garlic, and a pinch of salt over low heat.  Add in the tomatoes and red pepper flakes, increase the heat to medium-high, and cook for two minutes.  Add the pasta to the pan, stirring the noodles into the sauce, and add some pasta water if necessary.  Remove from the heat, add in the butter, parsley, and cheese, and serve with the chicken.


  1. This does sound good. But did you not have any tomatoes in it, just the pesto??? Love mom