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April 12, 2012

Chicken Rotini with Swiss Cheese Sauce

This dish is a creamy delicious feel good meal without any preservatives or canned soups.  You will only need two pans to create it and then just add a salad. Enjoy!

Isn't the purple flower in this picture vibrant?  It is the bloom from my Clematis vine.  This is a truly pathetic plant in my yard.  It is starving for space as it is tiny and invaded by the grass.  This popular southern vine is truly breathtaking when it is full grown.  It is deciduous and enjoys morning direct sunlight with shade in the evening.  Today I am going to weed around it and give it a chance to shine.

Chicken Rotini with Swiss Cheese Sauce
(printer friendly)

1 lb rotini pasta
3 chicken breast halves, cubed
1 onion, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup all purpose flour
3 cups milk
1 1/4 cups shredded swiss cheese
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon black pepper
pinch crushed red pepper, optional

Heat coconut oil in skillet and add onion and celery.  While these sauté put water on to boil for pasta.  When the onion and celery are translucent, add chicken and continue cooking over medium heat.  Drain pasta and return to cooking pot.  When the chicken is cooked transfer everything in the skillet to the pasta pot.  Use a paper towel to clean the skillet that the chicken and vegetables were cooked in.  Add butter and melt. Whisk in flour and then milk, salt, garlic powder and pepper.  Allow to continue cooking over medium low heat until thick.  Stir a few times as this happens.  Stir in swiss cheese until combined.  Reduce heat to low and add meat and vegetable dish to cheese sauce.  Serve sprinkled with pepper for a bit of heat.

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