I created this dish because I love to feed my daughter healthy and creative foods. She loves cherries, chicken, brocolli and pasta, so I made one our of favorite recipes using cherries. It was awesome! She's four years old by the way :) Tough to get children to eat nutritious foods, but not in this house (we cook together). —Jenna Therese
Rigatoni, Fusili or Rotini Pasta
Virgin Olive Oil
Circular Sliced Carrots
Fresh Cherries Halved
Finely Chopped Garlic
Chicken or Vegetable Broth
Cooked Chicken Strips
1/4 - 1/2 cups
Fresh Basil Strips
In This Recipe
Cook pasta according to package directions reserving 1 cup cooking water before draining.
Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium heat.
Add vegetables and chicken strips, saute 2 minutes.
Add garlic, cook 1 minute.
Stir in chicken broth. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 3-4 minutes until vegetable are tender.
Toss with drained pasta, parmesan cheese, fresh basil and cherries, using reserved cooking water as needed.
Sprinkle extra Parmesan Cheese over Prepared Meal, if desired.