Every few months I create recipes for Parents Magazine (my essential read for parents of young kids — each issue since I was pregnant has resided on my night stand and I read them all cover to cover). For the June 2011 issue I developed the recipes for “Pasta Passport — Nutritious Noodle Dishes From Around the Word”, and “visited” Thailand, China, Mexico, Japan and Italy. This Mexican Vermicelli was my south of the border inspired entry.
I love noodle dishes because with just a few simple ingredients you can produce a seemingly exotic family meal that’s easy to throw together and doesn’t cut into your time or budget. And since Kenya and Chloe will inhale any type of noodle that’s long and slurp-able, it’s never a hard sell for me. Bon Voyage!
- 1/2 Pkg Vermicelli, cut in half
- 1 16 oz Jar Mild Chunky Salsa
- 2 Cups Cooked Chicken, cubed (about 2 chicken breasts)
- 1 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
- 1 Cup Mexican Cheese Blend, shredded