Orecchiette is one of my favorite pastas!
Its like a little bowl for whatever you pair it with.. so the peas are an awesome addition in this dish! Not to mention the tomato butter sauce is to die for..
Orecchiette with tomato butter sauce, chicken and peas, here is what you’ll need:
✨1lb bag of orecchiette
✨1lb of chicken tenderloins
✨2 teaspoons of granulated garlic
✨1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
✨1/2 teaspoon of pepper
✨1 tablespoon of lemon juice
✨3 tablespoons of butter*
✨2 tablespoons of olive oil
✨1 1/2 cups of small diced tomato
✨2 cups of frozen peas
1. Cook pasta according to the bag, drain and set aside.
2. Meanwhile, cook your chicken tenderloins over medium high heat until they are falling apart, shred and season with 1 teaspoon of granulated garlic, lemon juice, pepper, and the smoked paprika. Set aside.
3. In the pot that cooked the pasta, heat butter oil and tomatoes on medium until the butter is melted. Allow it to simmer on low for seven minutes, stirring occasionally.
4. Add frozen peas, the other teaspoon of granulated garlic, reserved pasta and chicken to pot and toss to combine. Cook for 2 minutes to heat through and serve!
*I used salted butter, so I didn’t need salt.. However, salt and pepper to your taste!