Monday, July 16, 2007

My Pasta Creation

I made up this pasta dish a while back and it's my husband's favorite dish. He requests it at least once a month. However, I don't necessarily make it every month because it has way too many calories. But it's a nice treat every once in a while. I decided to give in and make it over the weekend just for my hubby.

Penne with Chicken in a Cream Sauce

1 box penne pasta (farfalle works nicely too)
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup chicken broth
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp italian seasoning
2 chicken breasts, cut into cubes
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste

Cook pasta as directed on package. While it's cooking, heat olive oil in a pan and saute chicken. Add salt and pepper. When chicken is done, remove from pan and set aside. Melt butter in the same pan and cook garlic for about 2 min making sure not to burn it. Add chicken broth, heavy cream and italian seasoning. Stir to combine. Add chicken to the sauce and let simmer for 5 min. Add parmesan cheese to help thicken the sauce. Add more salt and pepper to taste. Next add drained pasta to the pan and let heat through for another 4-5 min.

*If the sauce doesn't thicken enough, add a little flour and stir before adding the pasta.

1 comment:

Bridellie said...

I've made this before and I made it again in the process of doing so, and each time, DH comes in the kitchen and says "What is that smell? It's awesome!" Which he never does. So thank you! :)