Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sun-dried Tomato and Chicken Pasta

Usually on Sundays I just make sandwiches or heat up a pizza for the kids since my husband usually works and I don't want to make a big meal for just the 2 kids (I'm usually not very hungry either).  This Sunday he was actually home so I had to cook up some dinner.  I had a couple ideas of what I wanted to do, all involving potatoes, and then I went to get the potatoes out and I was out!  Being Sunday and all I couldn't go to the store so I started brainstorming what I wanted to do.  I had these sun-dried tomatoes that I made in my dehydrator that I had originally done for a recipe and then forgot what recipe it was (I do that all the time!).  So I figured, what the hey.....let's throw some stuff together and give it a whirl.

1 tbsp oil
2 cloves garlic
1/2 c. sun-dried tomatoes
3/4 c white wine cooking wine
1 1/4 c. half and half
1/4 c. Parmesan cheese
1 lb chicken, cut in strips
2 tbsp fresh basil (or use dried)
1 tsp Italian seasonings
1/2 onion, chopped
3/4 c. flour
2 tsp garlic pepper
8 oz. fettuccine pasta, cooked according to package directions.
2 tbsp. oil

Heat oil in skillet, add garlic cloves.  cook for 15-30 seconds.  Add the cooking wine and tomatoes.  Bring to a boil and cook until tomatoes soft, about 10 minutes.

 Meanwhile, combine the flour, and garlic pepper.  Coat the chicken in the flour.  In a separate skillet, heat 1/2 tbsp. oil.  Cook onions.  Remove onions and add remaining oil.  Add the chicken.  Cook until juices run clear or no longer in the center.

 In skillet with tomatoes, add cream and bring to a boil.  Let it simmer for 10 minutes,  add basil and Italian seasonings, Parmesan, and onions.  Let sauce simmer for another 10 minutes. 

 Dish up noodles on plates, pour sauce over noodles, put chicken on top or to the side.  Enjoy!

I am doing this post for that is hosted by Debbie Does Healthy.  Check out her blog, it has some yummy stuff that is friendlyier to the waistline. =)

1 comment:

  1. I do that all the time! I get something specific for a recipe and the I forgot what it was for. This turned out great! Thanks!