Sunday, November 4, 2018

#Greek Penne and Chicken by @Terry Ambrose

Who doesn’t love pasta? Right? And these days, it seems life gets more and more hectic. I can remember a wall plaque we had when I was a kid, it said, “The hurrieder I go, the behinder I get.” If that matches up with your life, this could be a good recipe to try out. This one is mentioned in the “Killer Christmas Sweater Club,” which is the third Seaside Cove Bed & Breakfast Mystery.  

Greek Penne and Chicken
A light meal with plenty of flavor that’s easy to create! This recipe can easily be made gluten-free simply by using gluten-free pasta.

Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Serves: 4

1/2 (16 oz) pkg penne pasta
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 lb skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (may be cooked ahead of time)
1/2 (14 oz) can artichoke hearts in water
1 tomato, chopped
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 1/2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley or 1 tsp. Dried
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp dried oregano
ground black pepper to taste

Preparation Steps
Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces.
Chop the onion and tomato. Drain and chop artichoke hearts.
In a large pot with boiling salted water cook penne pasta until al dente.
While the water is boiling, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Melt butter and add onion and cook for 2 minutes.
Add chopped chicken. If your chicken is already cooked, heat for about two minutes. If chicken is raw, cook for about 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally until golden brown.
Reduce heat to medium- low. Add artichoke hearts, chopped tomato, feta cheese, parsley, lemon juice, oregano. Stir occasionally.
When pasta is done, drain first, then add to the other ingredients and continue cooking.
Stir until mixture until heated through, about 2 to 3 minutes.
Season with salt and ground black pepper. Serve warm.
This recipe has become a favorite of ours for those nights when we need a quick-and-easy meal. It becomes even easier if you plan ahead and cook the chicken ahead of time. We usually like to barbecue chicken breasts one night so we can prepare one extra to go in this recipe later in the week.

Once upon a time, in a life he’d rather forget, Terry Ambrose tracked down deadbeats for a living. He also hired big guys with tow trucks to steal cars—but only when negotiations failed. Those years of chasing deadbeats taught him many valuable life lessons such as—always keep your car in the garage.
Terry has written more than a dozen books, several of which have been award finalists. In 2014, his thriller, “Con Game,” won the San Diego Book Awards for Best Action-Thriller. His series include the Trouble in Paradise McKenna Mysteries, the Seaside Cove Bed & Breakfast Mysteries, and the License to Lie thriller series.
Amazon link to the Killer Christmas Sweater Club:

Terry is giving away Let’sa signed copy of “The Killer Christmas Sweater Club.” Leave a comment for a chance to win! Sorry US only.


  1. Thank you for the giveaway and the recipe!

  2. This is a new-to-me author. Vthe recipe looks easy enough for me to try! Thanks for the chance. cking78503(at)aol(dot)com

    1. The recipe is an easy one. Good luck with it and thanks for stopping by!

  3. The recipe looks delicious and the book looks great!
    Donah42 at aol dot com

  4. The recipe for Greek Penne and Chicken sounds divine. Love chicken dishes and easy makes a double win for me.

    Congratulation on the very soon release of “The Killer Christmas Sweater Club". Love the cover and the title. Would love the opportunity to read this book. I'd love to find out if Alexandra gets Marquetta and her Dad under the mistletoe as well as finding out whodunit.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of this great book!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

    1. I hope you give the recipe a try, Kay. And thanks for stopping by.

  5. The recipe sounds delicious! May be dinner this week! Thanks for the opportunity to win your book. I haven’t had the pleasure to read any of your books thus far. Michelle_english_major (at)

    1. You're welcome for the chance, Michelle! I wish you luck and hope you enjoy the recipe

  6. This looks like a good book
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

  7. The book looks & sounds amazing & the recipe sounds delicious. Thanks for your great generosity.

  8. Both the recipe and the book look delicious.

  9. I have some leftover chicken.... have to try this! cheers (at) MarjimManor (dot) com

    1. With leftover chicken this is really easy. Enjoy!

  10. Yummy and easy recipe, thanks! We had that plaque at home too, and a friend we calls "Two Times Mike" because he always rushed through something and then had to do it over. ;-). Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. Sounds good for a rainy, cold, blustery day.

  12. The recipe and the book both sound good.😉

  13. Thank you for your recipe. My grandchildren love pasta and this is an easy one to make for them. Thank you as well for the giveaway!

  14. The recipe sounds terrific and I'd love to read Terry's new book.
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  15. The recipe sounds great and so does the book. I’m off to grab the first book in the series now.

  16. I have some cooked chicken breast meat in the freezer---so guess what recipe I'm trying tonight?