This post was sponsored by No Yolks as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All opinions expressed are my own.
It’s no secret that Jamie and I have always enjoyed entertaining, but we discovered a new-found appreciation for having guests over to our home for dinner once we had children. Taking the girls out to dinner usually feels way more like wrangling cats than entertainment, and having conversations with our friends at the same time is typically a lost cause.
This is why we love and totally prefer to invite our friends over to our home for dinner as opposed to going out. The kids can do their thing and play, and we adults can make a reasonable stab at having a good time together.
I never like to dwell too long on what to serve when having a small, casual dinner party because I don’t want entertaining to feel like too much work. I try to stick to main course options that take a short amount of time to prepare and don’t require a ton of pots and pans. I want the dish to be a little zestier than I would normally make during the week for my family, but still simple enough where my guests don’t feel like I went totally overboard with a fancy meal.
Whether I’m cooking for my family during the weekend or gearing up to feed our relatives or friends during the weekend, this dish 100% check marks the “crowd pleaser” box. The fluffy noodles paired with bites of chicken, diced tomatoes, and grated cheese is so (so so so) tasty!
To be honest, I couldn’t stop “taste tasting” this recipe as I was getting ready to photograph it. It’s not overly rich or creamy or loaded with spices. It’s just simply good! If you’re looking for a recipe to add to your rotation of meals, consider giving this one a whirl. It’s full of flavor, quick to make, and sure to please all kinds of palates around your table.
I was FaceTiming with Jamie yesterday after I finished cooking, and I showed him this dish that I’d just whipped together. He was salivating over it (his food during this deployment has been pretty rough!), and we both remarked about how much we’ve come to love these No Yolks noodles, which is what I’ve been using in my noodles recipes lately.
No Yolks is a healthy egg noodle alternative, made from egg whites and contains no cholesterol. They’re also low in fat and sodium. Win, win all around! They come in a variety of cuts (Broad, Extra Broad, Fine, etc.), so there’s usually a cut that fits whatever recipe you’re shopping for.
For this specific recipe, I used the Broad noodles, though a number of the other No Yolks noodles would work as well. You likely already have a number of the following ingredients around your home, so I hope you’ll give this recipe a go. If you do, let me know what you think!
Easy, Cheesy Stovetop Chicken and Noodles
- 1 12 oz bag of No Yolks Broad Noodles
- 1.5 cups frozen peas
- 1.25 lbs boneless chicken cut into bite size pieces
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- 1.5 tbsp oil
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
- 3 tbsp tomato paste
- 1.5 tsp dried basil
- ½ cup heavy cream
- ¾ cup grated parmesan
- Cook noodles according to packaging. Add peas during last minute of cooking noodles and set aside.
- Cut up chicken and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add oil to large skillet and cook chicken over med/high heat until cooked through.
- Remove chicken from pan and add garlic to same pan that chicken was cooked in. Toss around garlic in pan for a few seconds, and then add diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and basil, stirring continuously for four minutes.
- Add heavy cream and cook additional two minutes.
- Remove from heat and add chicken and noodles to sauce mixture.
- Add parmesan cheese, stir well, and enjoy immensely!
Here’s another recipe using No Yolks noodles that caught my eye that I’d like to throw into our meal rotation soon. Yum!
For more creative recipe ideas using No Yolks noodles, click here.
Do you prefer to eat at home with friends or family over the hassle of going out to eat? What are your favorite types of meals to make for your guests?