Anyone regularly in charge of providing sustenance for a group or family is constantly on the lookout for new recipes, new snack ideas and new ways to present the same staples they’ve been eating for years. This is an unavoidable kitchen phenomenon. Every chef or amateur cook is going to adopt certain methods and staples, but will eventually want to try something new. When it comes to RV cooking, this can be a little more difficult, but RVers should never let that scare them away from a new recipe or cooking method. Fifth wheels can come with every feature in the traditional kitchen and RVers who find that their fifth wheel is lacking a specific element or that they simply miss an aspect from kitchen’s past…they can always make a change and have their RV’s kitchen space updated to suit their needs. It’s as simple as that.
Since every RVer out there is now comfortable attempting new recipes in their fifth wheel kitchen, consider this “go-to” the next time a quick meal is called for on the road.
Linguine with Tarragon Chicken
6 oz. dried linguine
2 cups broccoli
½ cup chicken broth
2 tsp. cornstarch
¼ tsp. fresh ground pepper
3 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (approx. 12 oz.)
2 tsp. olive oil
1 TBSP fresh tarragon (snipped)
Step One: Cook linguine according to package directions. Add broccoli for the last 4 minutes of cooking time. Drain. Keep warm.
Step Two: Combine broth, cornstarch, and pepper. (Do not include the tarragon). Save for later.
Step Three: Cut the chicken into bite size pieces and cook in a large, non-stick skillet in hot oil for approx. 4 minutes while stirring often.
Step Four: Stir cornstarch mixture. Add to skillet with chicken. Cook while stirring until the mixture thickens. Stir in tarragon and cook for additional 2 minutes. Serve over pasta.
Easy dishes don’t have to be bland or unhealthy. Approach new recipes with an open mind and become familiar with items outside of your comfort zone. The “excitement of discovering new things and going on grand adventures doesn’t have to end with you park the RV or come in from a long day enjoying recreational activities and sight seeing. Continue the dedication to experiencing new things into mealtime by picking up a new recipe and following through with intentions to introduce it as, potentially, a new “staple.”