For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.Romans 12:4-5 NIV
I LOVE my Wednesday night bible study girls! They encourage me, they speak truth to me, and they pray for me. Y’all we all desperately need this in our lives. In a time when we all settle for digital communication, we need face to face contact now more than ever. We need community and we need people to care for and people to care for us.
One of these sweet ladies had surgery last week and as a group we knew we wanted to do something to help her and her family in some way. So, we organized a meal for them to hopefully help in some small way to ease their burden. Someone took dessert, someone else took a salad and bread, and I took the main. The family’s only request was to limit dairy. You don’t know how much you eat cheese, until you have to think of something to make someone that does not have it as an ingredient! I did some brainstorming and came up with this chicken taco pasta dish. Great news, this only uses one pan, too!
Chicken Taco Pasta
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 chicken breast, diced
- 1 package taco seasoning, I used reduced sodium, or you can make your own
- 1 small onion, sliced
- 1 red bell pepper, sliced
- 1 orange bell pepper, sliced
- 1 chicken bullion cube
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 1 can diced tomatoes. with onion, basil and oregano
- 8 oz. tubular pasta, I used rigatoni
Place 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a Dutch oven and bring to a medium heat. Place chicken in pan and season with half of the taco seasoning. Cook until chicken has cooked all the way through and no longer pink. Place chicken in a bowl to keep warm.
Place the remaining oil in the pot and add veggies. Sprinkle with remaining seasoning, and cook until soft. Remove from pot and add to bowl with chicken.
Place tomatoes, bullion cube, and water into pot and bring to a boil. Once mixture has come to a boil, add pasta and stir. Lower heat to a medium andplace lid on pot. Continue to simmer for 11 minutes, or until pasta is al dente, remembering to stir often so pasta does not stick.
Once pasta has reached desired tenderness, place chicken and veggies back into the pot and stir to mix. If you would like to add cheese, you could do that now! Garnish with cilantro to add a little freshness to the dish.
I am so thankful for these ladies and the community we have created!
Until next time,