Whenever I make a meal that's especially good, I feel like I should tell someone about it so they can enjoy it too. I am going to be posting some of my favorite recipes and meals on here
Thursday, September 8, 2011
1 tablespoon butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped ( i used regular, just put in more)
1 cup chicken broth, divided
1 cup heavy cream
1 pound chicken
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 or 4 tablespoons chopped fresh basil (hard to measure when its fresh)
8 ounces dry fettuccini pasta (i used spaghetti)
mushrooms, peppers, onion (optional, good to saute)
In a large saucepan over low heat, melt butter; add garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the tomatoes and 3/4 cup of the chicken broth; increase to medium heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for about 10 minutes or until the tomatoes are tender. Add the cream and bring to a boil; stirring. Simmer over medium heat until the sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper on both sides. In a large skillet over medium heat, warm oil and saute chicken. Press on chicken occasionally with a slotted spatula. Cook for about 4 minutes per side or until the meat feels springy and is no longer pink inside. Transfer to a board; cover and keep warm. Discard the fat from the skillet.
In the same skillet, over medium heat, bring 1/4 cup chicken broth to a boil; stirring the pan juices. Reduce slightly and add to the cream sauce; stir in basil and adjust seasonings to taste.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add fettuccine and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain, transfer to a bowl and toss with 3 to 4 tablespoons of the sauce.
Cut each chicken breast into 2 to 3 diagonal slices. Reheat the sauce gently if needed. Transfer the pasta to serving plates; top with chicken and coat with the cream sauce; devour messily