Creamy Pasta dish with with fresh veggies and a Teriyaki twist! Feel free to use the veggies pictured, or mix it up depending on what you like or have on hand. It would be great with boneless skinless chicken thighs, as well. Use an extra large skillet if you’d like to double it- I often double for my family of 6, including several hungry teenage boys!
1/2 pound fettuccini noodles (1/2 standard box)
2 tablespoons oil of choice, divided
4 cups assorted chopped veggies (bell pepper, zucchini, squash, broccoli, mushrooms, etc.)
For the Chicken
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced into 1-inch pieces
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon dry ginger
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3 tablespoons butter
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup good teriyaki sauce (I use Kikkoman Baste and Glaze, or homemade)
kosher salt and pepper to taste
Cook pasta in salted water according to package instructions.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of oil, tilting to cover bottom of pan, and then add vegetables. Note: If you have veggies that take longer to cook, bell peppers for example, put them in first and saute for a few minutes to soften before adding the more tender veggies so they are all done at the same time) Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper and cook until tender-crisp, or however you’d like them (I like mine a little softer!) about 5-10 minutes. Remove veggies and cover to keep warm.
While veggies are cooking, sprinkle chopped chicken with garlic, onion, ginger, pepper and salt. Add remaining tablespoon of oil to skillet, tilt to cover bottom of pan, and then add chicken and cook until done.
Push chicken to one side of pan and add butter to open side of pan to melt. Add cream and teriyaki sauce. whisk together and then use a rubber spatula to stir it around with the chicken. Bring it to a low simmer and cook for about 2 minutes. It thickens slightly as it cooks.
Turn off heat, and add pasta and veggies to pan and toss everything together. Season with salt and pepper to taste (this step is important, the salt is purposely kept lower at the beginning due to varying amounts of salt in different teriyaki brands). Sauce will thicken upon standing.
You are welcome to add more teriyaki if you’d like that flavor stronger.