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Rotisserie Chicken

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Rotisserie Chicken is a staple in my house. The meals you can pull together, in a pinch, are endless. I’m thinking of a cool crisp salad with warm tender chicken on top, YUM! I find it’s a great way to clean out your frig.

In my refrigerator, I’m seeing some seedless green grapes, strawberries, half a red onion, and one of those bags of mixed greens. This is going to work out just perfectly. Whenever I’m at the grocery store, I always make sure to bring home a pint of those sweet grape tomatoes. I think I’m obsessed with those babies.

Well, I need a huge bowl so everyone can join the party. First, the greens, next to the fruit and tomatoes. Wait!, I need something crunchy. I walk to the pantry and what do you know, walnuts, perfect!  A quick chop and right into the bowl with those. Now I’m thinking about cheese, back to the frig to grab some goat cheese. That soft, creamy, tangy, goodness crumbled all over the top will make this extra special. Now, for the Rotisserie chicken.  I’m adding some warm shredded chicken to the top of the salad. I believe I have a zip-lock baggie of my Homemade Croutons, somewhere,..found them!

A quick and simple lemon vinaigrette dressing to drizzle over the top, a glass of sweet tea and the TV remote. I’d say, this is the perfect ending to a busy day.

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Chicken And Mini Cheese Ravioli In A Basil Pesto Sauce


Comfort food is what we all want at the end of a hard day. At least for me, I want something simple, delicious, and easy to make. If you know anything about me, I always roast chicken for any recipes that may call for chicken. I’ve posted directions on my full-proof recipe for roasted chicken.

I have to be honest, when I’m in a hurry, rotisserie chicken works in a pinch. Also when you don’t have a lot of time to make basil pesto the grocery store now offers fresh basil pesto in the refrigerated section. This is my Chicken And Mini Cheese Ravioli In A Basil Pesto Sauce.



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Cheese Ravioli

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 to 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
Equipment: 1 (12-inch) sauté pan, 1 (6-quart) saucepot, colander spoon, large bowl, mesh sieve

3 rotisserie chicken breasts, bones removed, chicken shredded
1 (24-ounce) package of frozen Celentano mini rounds cheese ravioli
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes
2 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
1/4 cup of fresh store-bought basil pesto
1/4 cup of chicken broth, reduced-sodium
2 cups of frozen peas, thawed
1 cup of starchy pasta cooking liquid
1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese freshly grated, extra for garnish
2 tablespoon of Italian flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped for garnish

In a large pot of salted boiling water drop the ravioli. Give the ravioli a big stir and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until all the ravioli float to the top.

In a large sauté pan add olive oil, crushed red pepper flakes and, sliced garlic. Turn the heat to medium letting the garlic and pepper flakes begin to infuse the oil. Once you’re able to smell the aroma of the garlic, add the unsalted chicken broth to the pan. Next, add the shredded chicken, toss to combine.

When the ravioli start floating to the top, use a colander spoon, and transfer them into the sauté pan. Add the thawed peas, gently toss to combine.

Remove the pan from the heat, stir in the room temperature pesto, grated Parmesan cheese, and Italian parsley, gently toss to combine.

Add a cup of the pasta cooking liquid into the pan to thin out the sauce.

There you have it, my Chicken And Mini Cheese Ravioli In A Basil Pesto Sauce on the table in 20 minutes.

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Chicken And Mini Cheese Ravioli In A Basil Pesto Sauce


Dinner on the table in under 20 minutes. I’d have to say that’s a winner for a weeknight meal. Recipe for my Chicken And Mini Cheese Ravioli In A Basil Pesto Sauce is just a click on the link below.

Peas, Pesto, And Mini Cheese Ravioli With Chicken

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