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Chicken Pasta with a Twist of Flavor Recipe

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Chicken Paste with a Twist of Flavor & Panera Bread Let’s be real for a minute. You know, because I’m not as real as it gets already. I waste a TON of food, so much wasted food! Michael and I play a game of chicken when it comes time to cleaning out the fridge. After a month of avoidance, it goes a little something like this.

Him, “What’s that smell? ”
Me, “I don’t know.”
Him, “Will you clean out the fridge?”
Me, “Why can’t you do it?”
Him, “C’mon babe! Just do it!”
Me, “Why do I always have to do it?”

I always have to clean the fridge out because Michael gags like a sissy pants if there is moldy food to be thrown away! He pulls his shirt up over his nose to protect him from the smell, he won’t look at it, and he leaves it until I take care of it. You guys know how good I am at cleaning anything in my house…

PS: There is a giveaway at the end of this post, a recipe for Chicken Pasta with a Twist of Flavor, and I promise there is a point to this story. ;)

I bet you didn’t know I could live on bread and cheese for the rest of my life, did you? Bread is one food group that I will NOT let spoil! I refuse to waste my precious carbs! Mmmm… cheesy carbs!

What do you do when you are out shopping during the holidays? You stop and get some grub because it is easier than going home and cooking something. We are all guilty of it! I swear I eat out every time I leave the house, don’t you dare come back and mention how little I leave the house!

The last time I was out I indulged in Panera Bread because it is FREEZING in Michigan! I really don’t like being cold, not one bit! I just stood there looking at the menu board, trying to decide which bread I wanted to take home this time. The poor hamster in the wheel kept runnning and running as I figured out what I wanted. ‘Do I want rolls, Three Seed, Sesame Semolina, or Ciabatta?’ These are first world problems, people! I finally grabbed a demi loaf of Panera Bread’s Asiago Cheese. Yum!

Chicken Pasta with a Twist of Flavor- Panera's Asiago cheese demi loaf garlic bread

(Note: My pan looks like this because Michael is a genius and used a sharp knife on some brownies.)

My bread was at the point of what to do, what to do? You know, when the bread isn’t soft like the day it came out, but  it tastes soooo good? Here is a tip from one cheesy carb lover to another- make it garlic bread-ish and pair it with a meal like my Chicken Pasta with a Twist of Flavor! All I do is drizzle some olive oil on the bread, sprinkle some garlic powder on it, and bake it at 350 for 5 minutes. Easy Peasy!

Always find a way to repurpose bread in your household! Don’t make the bread police come to your house and arrest you!

Chicken Pasta with a Twist of Flavor and Panera garlic bread Last night I pulled out this freezer meal/slow cooker thing, revamped my delicious bread, and called it a day! You know it’s a good day when It takes you longer to get the picture than it does to prepare the Chicken Pasta with a Twist of Flavor. Are you ready for the twist of flavor I put in, what could be, a boring chicken pasta dish?

Chicken Pasta with a Twist of Flavor Recipe

Chicken Pasta with a Twist of Flavor

Ingredients

  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 1 jar of spaghetti sauce (I used Ragu)
  • 1 container of PHILADELPHIA Italian Herb Cooking Creme
  • 1 box of pasta

Instructions

  1. Toss the chicken, sauce, and cooking creme in a freezer bag. (Freezing is optional)
  2. Let the bag thaw before dumping it in a pan and baking it until the chicken is cooked. (My breasts are large, so I bake it at 350 for 50 minutes.)
  3. Cook the pasta according to the box and set aside.
  4. Cut the chicken into bite size pieces, mix it with the pasta, and spoon the sauce mixture (from the pan) on your pasta.
http://horriblehousewife.com/2013/01/chicken-pasta-with-a-twist-of-flavor-recipe/

Delicious, right? You bet it is! I am a woman of my word so here is your giveaway! Two of you are going to win $10 gift cards to Panera Bread! *And the crowd goes wild!*

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I received my own gift card in order to facilitate my review of Panera Bread. All opinions, experiences, and pictures are my own.

 

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Mallery

My name is Mallery and I am a recovering workaholic. I curse like a sailor. I'm a mix of obsessive and awkward. I talk about bowel habits more than I should and I enjoy wine, gaming, and tattoos.

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  1. Chrissy

    Yummm! Looks delicious and pretty easy! :)
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  2. Chrissy

    Sorry, Asiago cheese is my favorite bread!
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  3. Laura

    I’ve never eaten there, but we have a new one, and I would love to try it!

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  4. Bo

    I love their Ciabatta bread!

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  5. Lauren

    Country bread is my favorite.

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  6. Elena

    Artisan Rye Bread

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  7. Amy

    I like ciabatta. Mostly because they’re always out when I go and you always want what you can’t have. At least in my case. It’s also the bread they recommend on the tomato mozzarella sandwich, which is my favorite. It makes me sad when they’re out. It’s not the same on country white or whatever the hell they have left when I get there.

    Wait…what are we talking about again?
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    Mallery Reply:

    At least I’m not the only one… big red fire truck!

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  8. Ann Fantom

    I like Panera’s Three Cheese bread

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  9. Gary Emes

    I didn’t have to visit their website to tell you that their Focaccia bread is delicioussssssssssss

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  10. rich morris

    i like their Ciabatta bread

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  11. Chris

    I love the tomato basil bread

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  12. Mary Happymommy

    I like the honey wheat.

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  13. Jennifer Rote

    I like the Focaccia bread.

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  14. Lisa

    I LOVE their cinnamon crunch bagels..to me, that’s bread! Lol

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    Mallery Reply:

    A carb is a carb. :)

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  15. alisa

    I love the sesame semolina bread!

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  16. alisa

    I love the sesame semolina bread! it’s so good!

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  17. Shannon M

    Definitely the Three Cheese bread.. love it! Thank you for the chance to win!!

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  18. jodi frasier

    I love their cinnamon raisin bread.. It’s soooo good

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  19. Barbara

    Love the french baguettes.

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  20. Wanda McHenry

    Love the French bread

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  21. steve weber

    the asiago cheese bread is delicious.

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  22. April Brenay

    love the french with a hot bread bowl of cheese soup!

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  23. Carolsue

    I love their Ciabatta bread

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  24. Becky Richied

    I love the Ciabatta bread it has always been a favorite. But overall nothing beats fresh fresh bread. I used to take the center out of the bread and roll it into a ball and eat it when I was a kid/ok as a teenager too…lol
    @cancer_free_me

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  25. Julie

    three cheese!

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  26. Sarah (from MaeGal)

    I’ve never actually eaten at Panera, so I’m hoping to win this giftcard! But the Ciabatta Bread sounds dandy, I’d love to try it!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  27. Deb K

    Artisan Rye Bread

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  28. Margaret Smith

    I love the Artisan Rye Bread

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  29. Jennifer Marie

    Three cheese bread

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  30. Adrienne gordon

    I like the three cheese

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  31. Michael Capp

    whole grain

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  32. Heather

    I love the whole grain, three cheese, and cinnamon raisin!

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  33. Cynthia C

    My favorite is Focaccia

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  34. debbie

    I would like the three cheese bread.

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  35. stephanie

    i love Ciabatta bread

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  36. Janice

    cinnamon raisin

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  37. christie kammerer

    I love Panera, their food is fantastic. I love the Whole Grain bread.

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  38. jessica

    This looks delish!

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  39. Carrie Pieszak

    Panera’s 3 Cheese Bread is my favorite!

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  40. Sarah Hirsch

    my favorite is the asiago cheese bread

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  41. Jodi

    I love bread!!!

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  42. Pim

    Three Seed

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  43. EMMA L HORTON

    CINNAMON RAISIN BREAD

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  44. Seth

    I love Panera! Thank you for this!

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  45. LaVonne

    Love Panera – Focaccia is my favorite!
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  46. Erin

    Oh I love their Asiago cheese bread! YUM!

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  47. Angie B.

    I love the french bread
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  48. Andrea Darst

    I love their regular bread (I’m boring, I know)

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  49. billie M

    The Focaccia Bread

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  50. Tara

    I’ve never actually been to Panera bread, but I bet I’d like the three cheese bread.

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