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.