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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Creamy Dill Chicken & Green Bean Stroganoff Pasta

Reminiscent of chicken stroganoff, this pasta is full of chicken, mushrooms and green beans; all bathed in a luscious dill sour cream sauce.


Hun... What's for Dinner? | Creamy Dill Chicken & Green Bean Stroganoff Pasta- Reminiscent of chicken stroganoff, this pasta is full of chicken, mushrooms and green beans; all bathed in a luscious dill sour cream sauce.


Now that the warmer weather has hit, I found myself wanting to be outdoors, rather than in the kitchen. The past week though, has been cold and rainy, which made me crave comfort food. I had tons of leftovers in the fridge, from when my parents were visiting last week, so I decided to throw some of them together for dinner. Since I had leftover chicken and green beans to use up, I decided to add in some fresh mushrooms and pasta. I thought everything would taste great in a dill and sour cream sauce.

When I first moved in with Hubby, I use to make a fantastic dish which featured chicken and broccoli, in a thyme sour cream sauce. I used that recipe, to create this delicious dish. I love recipes that taste good, but are effortless and low maintenance. I leave the fancy, time consuming cooking to hubby, LOL. Using leftovers made this come together in about 20 minutes, but it could easily be made in the same amount of time, with fresh ingredients. Hubby loved this dish and snuck into the kitchen more than once, to see me in action, commenting on how delicious it smelled. I think that's what I like most about being in charge of cooking, when he is home. I mean, how often does one get compliments from a Chef?



Hun... What's for Dinner? | Creamy Dill Chicken & Green Bean Stroganoff Pasta- Reminiscent of chicken stroganoff, this pasta is full of chicken, mushrooms and green beans; all bathed in a luscious dill sour cream sauce.



Creamy Dill Chicken & Green Bean Stroganoff Pasta

2 cooked chicken breasts, chopped into bite size pieces*
2 C cooked green beans, cut into 1/2 inch pieces*
2 Tbs olive oil
1 Tbs butter
8 oz button mushrooms, sliced
1 small onion
4 sprigs thyme
2 tsp dried dill seasoning
1/2 tsp salt & fresh ground pepper
1 C low sodium chicken stock (or homemade)
1 C sour cream
6 oz macaroni pasta

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add in pasta and cook to packaged directions.

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil and butter, over medium heat. Once butter starts to bubble, add in onion, mushrooms and thyme sprigs. Cook until mushrooms loose their water and begin to brown; about 5 minutes. Season with salt, pepper and dill seasoning mix; cook until dill becomes fragrant. Pour in chicken stock and chicken; cook until stock reduces by half; about 5 minutes. Add in green beans and cook 2 minutes to heat through. Remove skillet from heat and stir in sour cream, until sauce is smooth. Remove thyme twigs and add in drained pasta, toss to combine and serve.

*if using fresh chicken, brown chicken in skillet before adding in onion, mushrooms and thyme.
*if using uncooked green beans, cut them into 1/2 inch pieces and add them to the boiling pasta, during the last 5 minutes of cooking time. Drain with the pasta and add them to the skillet, along with the pasta.

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5 comments:

Aunt Bee said...

This looks and sounds out of this world delicious! It is definitely on my list of things to try!!! <3

Michelle Meche said...

Awesome that this is made with leftovers. I never would have known! I like the sound of dill sour cream sauce (thyme sour cream sauce too).

April @ The 21st Century Housewife said...

I love the sound of this recipe, Cindy. No wonder your husband was giving you compliments! It looks so delicious and I love the fresh herbs you have used, especially the dill. Pinned :-) Thank you for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop.

CJ Huang said...

Looks tasty! Leftover recipes that are simple and tasty sound like a win to me. :) Stop on by and share this recipe or any others with us on Five Friday Finds if you get a chance!

Kimberly Lewis said...

This is making me hungry! Yum! Pinned. Thank you for being a part of our party. We appreciate you stopping by. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. http://loulougirls.blogspot.com
Happy Friday! Lou Lou Girls