I pulled out one of my old Cookbooks and turned to one of my favorites. It is a easy and tasty recipe.
**Update: I was posting this to main dishes under recipes and I already posted this recipe. I even checked the list. Oh well, it may be a little different and it shows you I really like it!
Chicken Past with a Creamy Sun-dried Tomato Sauce
- 2 tsp. Extra virgin olive oil
- 5 – 6 shallots, minced
- 1 1/2 – 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast or tenders, cooked and julienned **
- 8 oz jar Sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained***
- 1 – 1 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 16 oz. penne pasta
- 1 Tablespoon butter, melted
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese plus more for serving
- 3 – 4 Tablespoons julienned fresh basil ( I have used dried when fresh is not available)
- Pinch of red pepper flakes
- salt and pepper
Get the penne started in boiling salted water. Cook until it is al dente. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large skillet at medium heat. Add shallots and saute for around 2 minutes or until soft. Add the cooked chicken and sun-dried tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in Cream. Start with 1 cup and add more if needed. I used approximately a heavy 1 1/4 cups. Add Salt, red pepper flakes and pinch of pepper. Cook an additional 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. If my pasta is not done at this point, turn down the heat; put a lid on the skillet that is slightly vented to keep warm. Toss pasta with butter You could skip this if you are watching your figure ;) Then toss in pasta, Parmesan cheese and basil. Serve immediately top each plate of pasta with Parmesan, if desired. This will serve 6 -8.
**I sprinkle the chicken with an Italian seasoning blend, Tuscan Sunset from Penzey Spices. You could use any Italian seasoning blend. Then put it in a covered glass casserole and microwave until done.
***I LOVE LOVE Sun- dried tomatoes. They are packed with flavor. I usually use the ones that are not packed in oil, but I really think using the oil packed in this recipe is the best. I used the ones that are packed in oil, julienned and with Italian Seasonings.
I served this with Roasted Broccoli. You can click to view the recipe. Grace is my broccoli eater and I think she could eat the whole bowl ;)
I am trying a few new snack recipes tomorrow for Bunco. I will post them if they are keepers ;)
Have a great weekend!
~Relish Food & Life!