This is a great idea for a quick weeknight dinner that can be on the table in just 30 minutes. It makes great leftovers, which you can freeze and save for later.
Shortcut Pasta with Meat Sauce
½ pound brown rice pasta (I like Tinkyada)
1 lb ground chicken
½ onion, diced
1 bell pepper, diced (I usually use green but only had yellow in my fridge today, and it was still delicious)
Your favorite 24 ounce jar of marinara (I used Newman's Own Organic)
Salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon olive oil
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add your oil when the pan is hot, and toss in your onion, pepper and chicken. Cook until the chicken is cooked through, stirring often and breaking up the chicken into small pieces. Add your sauce, give it a good stir, and lower heat to low. Cook for about 30 minutes, stirring often.
While your sauce is cooking, cook your pasta according to packaging directions, drain, and toss with your sauce. Yum!