Sunday, March 15, 2009

Italian Stir Fry w/ Whole Wheat Cheese Tortellini

As usual - amounts are approximate as I just throw stuff together. This is one of Jaime's favorite things, except we usually put it on spaghetti; but based on something Tif said to me the other day I decided to go with a different pasta. I was looking for something whole wheat and saw fresh whole wheat three cheese tortellini and it worked out great.

  • 1/2 white onion, julienne
  • 1/2 green bell pepper and 1/2 red bell pepper, julienne
  • one stalk celery sliced thin
  • Small "stalk" of broccoli, flowers chopped a few time snd stalk sliced thin
  • 5 cloves of garlic sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup snap peas diced
  • 5 mushrooms sliced - each one about 4 slices
  • 2 boneless/skinless chicken breast; sliced thin and about 1 inch long
  • olive oil
  • 1/2 tomato diced
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tbs basil
  • 1 package tortellini

  • Boil water for the tortellini and add the pasta once the water is boiling, cooking according to directions while cooking the veggies - then drain until ready to add to sauce.
  • Turn electric skillet onto 350, add a few tablespoons of oil and heat.
  • Start preping veggies and add them as you prep them; stirring them in the oil as you add each one.
  • Add herbs and garlic
  • Add the chicken and stir-fry with the tomatoes until the chicken is browned and cooked through.
  • Just before done add in the tomato paste and thoroughly mix until combined.
  • When ready to server add in the pasta, combine and put into a large pasta dish for family style serving.

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