Friday, June 27, 2008

Creamy Chicken Pasta

Hey ladies,

I am finally posting the recipe from BUNCO at my house.

Creamy Chicken Pasta

12 to 16oz of penne pasta or bowtie pasta cooked and drained

1/8 cup diced sundried tomatoes in oil. (drain the oil off)
8oz fresh mushrooms sliced
1/2 cup frozen peas (thawed)
2 to 3 chicken breasts
1/8 cup roasted red peppers diced
1 small package pine nuts

1 cup half and half (you can use fat free)
2 TBS butter
3 garlic cloves diced
1/2 tsp basil
3/4 cup parmesan cheese (I have also used an Italian cheese mix)
A dash of salt
A dash of pepper


Chicken: pound chicken with a meat tenderizer or rolling pin until about 1/2 inch thick. Season with McCormick steak seasoning. (I have also seasoned with lemon pepper or diced garlic clove and salt and pepper) Broil chicken on broilin pan until done. About 15 to 20 minutes. (I am honestly not sure because I rarely time anything) Let chicken cool and then cut into bite sized pieces.

Melt butter. Saute garlic in butter. Pour half and half into the pan and stir constently. I have the heat at or below medium so as not to scorch the milk. Add parmesan cheese and continue to stir. Add basil, salt and pepper and stir until the cheese is melted. Add pinenuts.

Put it all together:
Saute mushrooms in about 1 to 2 TBS of extra virgin olive oil. After all other ingredients are diced, thawed, and cut into pieces, add them to the drained pasta and pour sauce over the top. Mix it all together and you have creamy chicken pasta. ENJOY!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Parmesan Chicken

This is a favorite at our house. It comes from Barefoot Contessa.

4 - 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts (butterfly and pound to 1/4 inch thick)

combine on plate
1 C flour
1 t salt
1/2 t pepper

combine on 2nd plate
2 lg eggs
1 T water

combine on 3rd plate
1 1/4 C seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 C grated parmesan cheese
1/2 t garlic salt

Coat chicken in flour, then eggs, then bread crumbs and cheese mixture. Heat 1 T butter and 1 T olive oil in pan. Make sure pan is nice and hot before adding chicken. Cook chicken 2 - 3 min on each side. Keep warm in a 150 degree oven until ready to serve.