Thursday, February 26, 2009

Pasta

I didn't grow up eating pasta so it isn't something that is in our normal rotation of amazing recipes. That all changed when we met Ann Marie, BFF to Samson and local college student. Ann Marie comes and spends some Sundays with us - she gets a break from her college dorm and we, well, we get to eat pasta. As promised, here is what she made us last Sunday. OH MY GOODNESS it is delicious! Enjoy.

1 lb. Penne Pasta
2-3 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, cut into bite size pieces
1-2 Heads Broccoli, use use florets and cut into bite size pieces
1 1/4 cup White Wine
1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
salt and pepper to taste
(at least) 1 cup Chicken Stock
Olive Oil
Butter
5 Cloves of Garlic, popped
Cheese

Heat up oil and butter, add crushed red pepper flakes and garlic, add seasoned chicken and saute until cooked. Once cooked add white wine and let reduce then add the chicken stock and keep to a low simmer.

Boil a big pot of water. Salt water liberally. Add pasta. When pasta only has about 3 minutes left until al dente add the broccoli florets. When pasta and broccoli is done, strain and add back to pot. Add the sauce stir and let sit for a minute. If you feel the pasta needs a bit more juice, add more chicken stock. Add cheese and serve. Also, put some cheese out on the table.

5 comments:

Lisa said...

What kind of cheese did Ann Marie use? I have a variety in the fridge and want to make this tonight. I'm guessing parmesan?

L.

Paul's Blog said...

Actually, it was "Three Cheese Italian." The blend had Parmesan, Asiago and Romano cheese. We are making this for dinner tonight, too!

Lisa said...

Great minds think alike!!

Thanks for the cheese update. Can't wait to try it.

L.

Lisa said...

Ok, I'm actually making this tonight and I have to say...raw chicken grosses me out.

L.

Karen Kerr said...

Can't wait to try this!