–6 chicken tenderloins
–minced garlic (1 tablespoon, bottled)
–basil (1 teaspoon, dried, bottled)
–cayenne (one-quarter teaspoon, bottled)
–broccoli florets (cut from 1 fresh head)
–red onion (one-half, sliced, medium)
–fresh tomato (1, medium, chopped)
–chicken broth (one-quarter cup, packaged)
–ziti pasta (1 cup, dry)
–salt and pepper
1 – Place the ziti pasta in water to cover, seasoned with salt to taste. Microwave on high for 6 minutes; and then microwave on 50 percent power for 8 minutes. When finished, keep covered to preserve warmth.
2 – Place the red onion and fresh tomato in a large, covered baking dish with the chicken broth. Season with salt, pepper, basil, minced garlic, cayenne pepper, and olive oil. Microwave on high for 5 minutes.
3 – Place the chicken atop the vegetables. Surround with broccoli florets. Season with salt, pepper, basil, minced garlic, cayenne pepper, and olive oil. Microwave for 9 minutes on high. When finished, test a center piece for doneness. If not cooked, replace in the microwave for 2 minutes more.
4 – Serve the chicken and vegetables atop the pasta.
–country chicken adapted from Edward Giobbi’s Eat Right, Eat Well—the Italian Way.