Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Mediterranean Chicken Alfredo

Mediterranean Chicken Alfredo
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
6 oz. jar artichoke hearts, drained and rinsed
2 tablespoons Classico sun-dried tomato pesto
4 tablespoons + 2 tablespoons sweet butter
2 tablespoons flour
2 teaspoons minced garlic, jar
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup grated Mozzarella cheese
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon oregano
pasta of your choice
  • Drain and rinse artichoke hearts, cut into small pieces
  • Cut chicken into bite sized pieces
  • Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in skillet over medium heat
  • Saute' chicken pieces and garlic until cooked through and tender
  • While chicken is cooking melt 2 tablespoons of butter in sauce pan
  • Whisk in flour until smooth and golden
  • Gradually add whipping cream, bring to a SLOW simmer, stirring frequently
  • In a mortar and pestle rejuvenate your herbs and add to the sauce pan, whisking in well
  • Simmer 8-10 minutes until sauce reaches desired thickness and is smooth
  • Add tomato pesto & Mozzarella cheese and stir until smooth
  • Drain chicken mixture and add to the sauce mixture.
  • Pour over prepared pasta, top with Parmesan cheese and serve hot.
On a side note - this is what a dejected face looks like. She wasn't happy about being relegated outside while I cooked.

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