If this recipe looks at all familiar, it’s because I have posted it on my blog once before nearly a year ago.  I finally decided to take down the old post and create a whole new one for this recipe for a couple of reasons. I make this meal often and have changed the way I prepare it a bit, so I have reflected those changes in this updated version to make this recipe more clearly written and with a better final product.  Also, the old picture was simply terrible (as many of my old photos are) and since this is truly a favorite meal, I thought it deserved a more appealing shot.

So, why do I love this dish so much?  Because it’s delicious, it’s an easy one pan meal (well, plus a pan to cook the pasta), and did I mention it’s delicious?  I mean, what’s not to love about a dish that has pasta, veggies, chicken and cheese all in one place?  Sign me up!  Herbes de Provence is a wonderful spice blend to have in your pantry, but if you don’t happen to have it and don’t want to buy it, you can easily create your own with other spices you are likely to have on hand.  Just do a Google search and you’ll find some estimates of what to mix together as a suitable sub.  I’ve done this many times, and it always works out just fine.  Enjoy!