What to do for dinner. How many times do we run out of ideas? Way to many I think. Chris thought to do a stir-fry for tonight. I looked at the recipe and said no way. My day would have been working all day, go to the grocery store and then come home and start cooking right away. Not happening. If I have to run to the store, I'm having a super easy dinner or leftovers. Not standing chopping up veggies for a stir-fry.
He found this recipe amongst my stash. It is easy and for the most part, I had everything. Except for the peppers and tomatoes which I wouldn't add anyway.
Garlic Chicken Pasta with Prosciutto
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup minced garlic
5 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
4 chicken breasts, grilled and cut into strips or cubes, 2 pounds
2 Tablespoons butter
1/2 cup fresh basil, sliced into small strips
3/4 pound linguine
1/2 cup grated fresh Parmesan or Romano
5 roasted pasilla chiles, peeled, seeded and cut into strips
2 roasted red peppers, peeled, seeded cut into strips
Fresh basil for garnish
Heat oil in a large skillet and saute garlic until soft and light brown. Add tomatoes, prosciutto, chicken and butter. Saute for about 5-10 minutes. Add basil and saute for another 5 minutes. In a stockpot, bring water to boil and cook linguine until firm. Drain and transfer to a bowl. Add the chicken/tomato mixture, chiles, roasted peppers and grated cheese. Toss gently to combine. Sprinkle with basil and serve.
Now, I didn't have grilled chicken. I cut my chicken into thin strips and cooked them on the stovetop with the oil and garlic. I'm so not a fan of cooked peppers and tomatoes, but maybe adding some sun-dried tomatoes wouldn't be so bad. Adding a splash of white wine would compliment the dish.
Tonight I talked to Alyssa. She wants this recipe too. It's easy, and and something you can always have on hand. Prosciutto is something that you can purchase in the store and lasts quite a while. If necessary, you can even freeze it right in the packaging. I've done it many times.
Until next time...Stampin' Always,
Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper