Skillet Ziti with Chicken and Broccoli
It’s getting cooler and darker outside – which by the way, does anyone else dislike the weird phenomenon of daylight saving time? My body is still confused about it even after 24 years.
It’s causing me to get up at 6:15am, bake coconut citrus bars and go to the grocery store all before 9am. Of course this all happened while Ryan was enjoying his extra hour of sleep.
How did you spend your extra hour? Trying to convince your kids to go back to bed when they woke up at 5am? I’m sure that will be us in several years.
With the seasonal changes a lot of families, mine included, want something hot, tasty, and easy for dinner.
Let’s see if this skillet ziti dish with chicken, broccoli, and homemade roasted red peppers meets those requirements –
Hot: I mean have you ever cooked something in a skillet that was cold?!
Tasty: Chicken, broccoli, roasted red peppers, and parmesan cheese, yum.
Easy: Ready in about 30 minutes if you make the roasted red peppers ahead of time or buy jarred ones from the store.
But if you have the time, I would suggest taking the adventure to make your own roasted red peppers. It really is easy and a whole lot cheaper than those jarred ones. I used 2 peppers for this 1 dish, but I easily could have enjoyed 3, 4, 5, .. I love red peppers.
But in seriousness, you probably don’t want to use more than 3.
Every time I make homemade roasted red peppers, I use Ina Garten’s tutorial, she’s great and makes the process simple. Check it out by clicking here.
Somehow I forgot to mention that this is a 1 dish meal, and that is a beautiful thing.
Can I get an amen for that?!
So, will this dish be a crowd pleaser in your house?