How it began: I didn't want to forget to use the leftover rotisserie chicken from the night before. Since I was home alone (chef Fran was gone), I used google to find recipes using cooked chicken. The search was over quick, once I spotted the one below. That spinach needed to be finished off yesterday.
The name of the recipe that inspired dinner is:
"Three-Cheese Chicken Penne Florentine"
BUT I only used
- half the mushrooms,
- half the spinach,
- much less oregano,
- traded 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt for the cottage cheese and milk,
- used a cup of Gruyere and Parmesan (no cheddar),
- NO cream of chicken soup--instead we used about a cup of chicken broth and
- a couple splashes of dry vermouth.
Pretty much a totally different recipe, but it did provide inspiration. :)