Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Pasta of the Gods

This is SO good!

It sounds a little complex, but it is so worth it! Some of the ingredients are a little less common so they can be substituted for. But don't leave out the capers!

1 lb chicken, cubed
1/8 lb canadian bacon (or cooked regular bacon) cut in strips
1 medium size onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 c fresh basil
1/3 c sun-dried tomatoes
1/2 c shittake mushrooms (or regular mushrooms)
3 c cream
1 T cornstarch mixed with 3 T water
1/2 c swiss cheese, grated
1/2 c parmesean cheese, grated
12 oz penne pasta
1 t salt
1 t pepper
1 t butter
1 T olive oil
1 T capers

Start boiling the pasta, and when it is finished, drain it. While that is boiling, Season the chicken with salt and pepper, then brown the chicken in 1 T olive oil. When it is brown, set the chicken aside. While the chicken is browning, saute the onion, garlic, salt, pepper, and fresh basil in 1 t butter and 1 t olive oil. Make sure the onions are very soft. When they are, add the cream and cornstarch mixture. Stir over medium heat until thickened. Then add the remaining ingredients including the chicken. Pour over the pasta, let it stand 10 minutes and then serve.

1 comment:

Beth said...

CUTE BLOG JEN! It makes me laugh... I feel halloweenie already!