Adapted from Fireman Favorites by Firefighter Cruz Macias
I was anxious to try out a recipe from my new Fireman Favorites cookbook. This one sounded so fresh and flavorful I thought I’d give it a try. Note that if you do buy the cookbook the recipes are designed to serve a firehouse. I pared down Cruz’s recipe for my family. There are no italics, as other than adding a lot of salt and pepper, I loved this just as Cruz intended:
1 lb. skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch squares
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ medium onion, minced
3-4 medium cloves garlic, minced
1 lb. ounces ziti or penne pasta
1 lb. cups broccoli florets
14 oz oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
Plenty of salt and pepper to taste
Optional: freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Add the onion, garlic, and pepper/salt to taste . Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until the onion is softened, 2 to 5 minutes.
Add the broccoli and sun-dried tomatoes. Cover the skillet, reduce the heat to medium, and cook until the broccoli is tender.
Remove from heat, serve over noodles, top with Parmesan if desired.
Serves 4-6 firefighter, 6-8 homebuddies. Paired with a Sequoia Grove Merlot to counterbalance the acidity in the tomatoes.