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Win $100 Voting For The Best Kitchen Shortcuts With Anthony's Pasta

Chicken Enchilada Skillet Pasta
Momma Told Me: I know something you don't know.

Can you imagine what a world we'd live in if all of the best old wives tales weren't tales at all, but tested and tried bits of wisdom passed down from one generation to the next? Chances are you have at least one of these gems in your family. For example, my previous tenant used to cut the top of water bottles off and feed a plastic lunch bag through them, then seal the container with the original bottle cap. Instant space saving container for rice, beans, or other dry ingredients! Did you know if you switch your cellphone to airplane mode it will charge up to twice as fast? And, have you ever tried my grandmother's cure for brain freeze- press your tongue securely against the top of your mouth. Whether you call them life hacks, or shortcuts, there's dozens of small hassles every day we tend to overlook with simple solutions.
Pot-Sized Pasta Solution
And now, in a "Why didn't any other pasta company think of this sooner?" revolution, the Anthony's family of pasta brands has introduced a pasta revolution. If you've ever struggles with the dilemma of tossing the ends of your snapped spaghetti, cooking pasta in a pan, or going the 'halfsies' route with small length noodles you know the agony (yes agony) that is thin noodles in standard pots. Unless you have a large family, or run a soup kitchen, odda are standard length spaghetti doesn't fit in your go-to pot. But that's all about to change with Anthony's Pot-Sized varieties of thin noodle pasta. now on shelves in four popular varieties. Pick up over a pound of delicious half-length pasta, and ditch the need to break noodles ever again!
Pot-Sized Pasta
We already use our fair share of the Anthony's range of products in our home, so stocking up on Pot-Sized Thin Spaghetti was a natural course when these ingenious packages began appearing on shelves. Most nights I'm only cooking for 2, and having to split noodles often means a mess of open boxes with broken shards and forgotten pasta that never gets used. Not only are these, more square, boxes easier to store than the classic long and thin spaghetti boxes, but they have a convenient hinge top that efficiently seals the leftover pasta for additional servings. My only hope, now, is that I will be able to find these Pot-Sized noodles in my favorite Hidden Veggie varieties soon!
Scour Wooden Cutting Boards With Coarse Salt and A Lemon To Remove Stains
To celebrate the release of their new Pot-Sized varieties, Anthony's has also launched a month long Kitchen Shortcuts competition in which users nationwide can submit and vote for their favorite kitchen tips. Seen above, my concept of scouring berry stained cutting boards with coarse salt and a sliced lemon is currently in second place. While I could beg you to vote to push me over the edge, it seems Anthony's has another incentive for you to support me- Every vote you cast, up to once a day, enters you to win a $100 weekly prize, now through March 19, 2014. So, be sure to head on over today and cast your vote for my kitchen shortcut, or submit your own idea, and take some notes on dozens of other simple kitchen life hacks! And, be sure to print out Anthony's recipe for Chicken Enchilada Skillet Pasta below.

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Chicken Enchilada Skillet Pasta
Chicken Enchilada Skillet Pasta
Taken From Anthony's Pasta Website


  • 1 package (16 oz.) Pot-Sized Thin Spaghetti
  • 2 cups chopped, cooked chicken
  • 1 can (9 oz.) mild enchilada sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup light Alfredo sauce (from a jar)
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • Garnishes: shredded Cheddar cheese, chopped green onions, diced tomatoes

Cooking Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. In a medium saucepan, over medium high heat, stir together chicken, enchilada sauce, garlic powder, Alfredo sauce and flour.
  2. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to a simmer and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add cooked spaghetti to enchilada sauce mixture and toss gently. Serve sprinkled with shredded Cheddar cheese, chopped green onions, and diced tomatoes.
  4. Tip: Use rotisserie chicken or canned white chicken meat for a quick dinner prep idea.


  1. Delicious and convenient - looks like a recipe for success. I am always on the run and this is a great solution

  2. That looks yummy.
    I did know that re: putting your phone in airplane mode, too :).

  3. I've got to try this for my next dinner "in a hurry" (which is most of the time!) It just so happens that we both love (chicken) Enchiladas AND Pasta - so this sounds perfect for when I can't decide between Pasta and Mexican - we can just have BOTH. Thanks Jenna!

    Jesselyn A/Jesstinger

  4. Great recipe and kitchen short cut. I did not know that about cleaning cutting boards. Good to know. Voted for you too!

  5. This is great i just made a cake for my sons birthday on tuesday and cut up fresh strawberries on one of my cutting boards i left them on there for an hour and now its stained perfect timing i'm going to try! thank you!

  6. This sounds delicious!!! Great recipe! Fabulous idea for dinner!

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