Chicken penne pasta

Chicken penne pasta

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GRILLED CHICKEN AND PENNE PASTA

Serves 1-2

 

INGREDIENTS

 

8  oz. wt.                     Penne Pasta, cooked

1 Cup                          Basil Cream Sauce (Recipe Follows)

1 ½ Tablespoon        Pesto Sauce

½ Cup                         Caramelized Red Onion (Recipe Follows)

¼ Cup                         Pancetta Bacon, cooked, diced (You may use regular Bacon)

1 Tablespoon                        Parmesan Cheese

¼ teaspoon                Kosher Salt

¼ teaspoon                Coarse Grind Black Pepper

 

2 Each                                    Grilled/Roasted Chicken Breast, cooked, sliced ¼ inch

                                    (4 oz. to 5 oz. wt. each chicken breast)

 

PROCEDURE

 

  1. 1.    In a pre-heated sauté pan, add Basil Cream sauce and bring it to a simmer.
  2. 2.    Add onions and Pancetta bacon. Heat for 1 minute.
  3. 3.    Add the pasta and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. 4.    Add Pesto sauce, stir and cook for another minute.
  5. 5.    Add Parmesan cheese, Kosher salt and black pepper and toss in the grilled/roasted chicken breast.
  6. 6.    Place in a pasta bowl.

 

 

CARAMELIZED RED ONIONS

Yield: 1 Cup

 

 

INGREDIENTS

 

1 Tablespoon                        Canola Oil

1 Each                                    Red Onion, medium, sliced ¼ inch

1 teaspoon                 Sugar, granulated

 

PROCEDURE

 

  1. 1.    Heat sauté pan (medium heat) with oil, add red onions and sugar and cook for 10 – 12 minutes, tossing it frequently until golden brown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BASIL CREAM SAUCE

Yield: 4 Cups

 

 

INGREDIENTS

 

4 oz. wt.                      Pancetta Bacon, diced or Sliced Bacon, chopped

¾ Cup                         Red Onion, sliced

2 oz. wt.                      Basil, fresh

2 teaspoons               Whole Black Pepper

4 Each                                    Garlic Cloves, smashed

1 Quart                       Heavy Cream

 

PROCEDURE

 

  1. 2.    Heat sauce pot (medium heat), add pancetta, render fat and continue to cook until golden brown.
  2. 3.    Add onions, black pepper and garlic cloves, cook for 6-8 minutes.
  3. 4.    Add basil leaves and heavy cream, bring to a boil then lower to a simmer and cook for 25 minutes.
  4. 5.    Strain and reserve until ready to use.

 

 

 

Noon Cooking - May 8, 2013

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