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Oct 17, 2016 5:08 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
From Toni

Chicken Sketti

2 boneless/skinless chicken breasts, chopped into bite-sized pieces (you can use thighs too.. I prefer thighs, but DH prefers breasts)
1 package spaghetti noodles
1 ripe lemon
Olive Oil, Minced Garlic, Oregano to taste
(optional) 1 head broccoli, flowerettes only
(optional) 8ounce white mushrooms, quartered

Boil up the sketti noodles. While that's cooking, in a separate pan (I use my electric skillet), braise the chicken with the olive oil, minced garlic, & oregano to taste. Me, I'd be using a heaping tablespoon of garlic (I cheat a lot & used bottled garlic) and like a 1/2 teaspoon of oregano. Probably about a tablespoon - 1.5Tbsp of olive oil. While this is cooking, juice the lemon, splitting it 1/4 & 3/4. Once the chicken is 90% cooked (almost 100% white), add the 1/4 portion of lemon juice & stir stir stir, turning the heat down to almost nothing. Cover & let stew for about 5-8 minutes, stirring once (if you remember, I usually forget). After it's steamed for a few, drain the sketti noodles & add to the skillet, stirring constantly & flipping the noodles. There will be juices on the bottom and it'll turn the noodles a nice rich brown color. Add the rest of the lemon juice & cover, letting it steam for about 5 minutes. Serve!

In a separate skillet (wok), I always cook the broccoli & 'shroos together separately from the chicken 'cuz DH hates broccoli & shroos & won't touch anything that's been touched by either, let alone both (his parents, when he was growing up, didn't force him to eat veggies, so he never developed a palette for veggies of almost any kind.. I've been trying for 18 years to get him to eat veggies & he would rather go hungry than eat them. He will literally do the little kid-thing & throw up at the table than eat veggies! Pathetic!!). I do the same thing to the broccoli/shroos as I do the chicken: olive oil, oregano, & garlic. If I have extra lemon juice, I'll toss that in too. I cook up the broccoli & shroos for a very short time, usually no more than 2-4 minutes, then turn off the heat & cover so it can steam & the broccoli's still a little firm & the shroos aren't a soggy mess. I top my sketti w/this in addition to the chicken.
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