We’re all looking for quick and easy weeknight dinners. And, this chicken linguine with peas and green onions if gonna be your go to at least one night a week. Then if you have leftovers, you’re all set for lunch because this is even delicious cold! Like a pasta ‘salad’ with chicken!
What’s Not to Love
The presentation of this dish is spectacular. And, if you have a blue plate or big serving bowl, you see how it pops. I mean so much of eating is visual, so make sure you give this delicious dish the attention it needs. Not to worry if you don’t have a special bowl or platter, I’ve been shopping for you and you’ll see some of my favorite finds on Amazon! I’d love to have one of each, and I just might be ordering some myself! These bowls and platters are so versatile and great for so many other things you’re going to be serving.
You can add some great flavoring, and save time cooking, with some of the packaged sauces, and in this recipe, I’m using the Sweet & Sour Chicken Sauce from Campbells. Gives this dish a more distinctive flavor.
Another time saver, I think with this recipe is the way you’re going to cook the pasta. Stick with me on this one. It really does save some time. Now, serious pasta gurus might shutter at this technique, but the end result is quite magical.
This is a perfect dish to fix any day of the week. If you want to swap out chicken for some grilled shrimp or salmon chunks that would be fabulous. Or, if you’re a beef eater then try a nice tender strip steak or ribeye, pan seared and thinly sliced to go with your pasta! Here’s another quick and easy Chicken Parmesan recipe that I think you’ll love, too!
Don’t forget to take a look at some of the beautiful serving pieces at the end of this post!
6 green onions, sliced thinly with some of the green tops
Use one teaspoon of salt and pepper to coat the chicken filets. Set aside. In a heavy cast iron skillet (10”+) on a medium high blaze, let the skillet get hot. Add the olive oil and let it get heated. Add the chicken.
Pan sear on the first side about four to five minutes. Flip and pan sear on the other side four to five minutes. Chicken should be golden brown. Turn off blaze. Cover and make pasta.
In a large (12” diameter) heavy deep skillet over medium high heat, put two and one-half cups of chicken stock, one teaspoon of salt and bring to a simmering boil. Add the pasta.
Take tongs or a pasta fork to move pasta around as it cooks. Keep moving the pasta around so it doesn’t stick. Continue to simmer boil and cook for about 8-10 minutes. When pasta is tender (al dente) turn off the blaze and leave pasta in the skillet.
In a large measuring cup, empty the contents of the sweet and sour sauce. Put the heavy cream in the plastic package and use a spoon to blend around getting out all of the sauce. Pour this into the cup and add one-fourth cup of parmesan and the red chili flakes. Whisk together well.
Pour on to the pasta and coat well. Add the peas and green onions and blend. Turn blaze to warm (very low). Cover and let the pasta stay warm.
When ready to serve, slice the chicken on a diagonal into pieces. Serve the pasta with chicken on top and additional parmesan.