1 tablespoons avocado oil
4 slices pancetta, finely chopped (plain old bacon works too)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs
WONDRA flour for dredging
FRESH ground sea salt and black pepper
1 1/2 cups Sofrito (recipe below)
3 tablespoons dry white wine
1 cup chicken stock
2 green onions, minced
2 sprigs FRESH thyme
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 small can Le Seur peas, drained well
6 ounces fettuccine
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 teaspoon lemon zest
chopped Flat Leaf Parsley for garnish
- Heat oil in large saute pan over medium heat.
- Add pancetta, stirring often until fat is rendered, about 5 minutes.
- Using a slotted spoon, transfer pancetta to paper toweling to drain.
- Add garlic and increase heat to medium high.
- GENEROUSLY season chicken thighs with FRESH ground sea salt and black pepper. Dredge in WONDRA flour and add to pan.
- Sear chicken until golden on both sides.
- Transfer chicken to plate and keep warm.
- Drain all but 1 tablespoon of oil and garlic.
- Add sofrito and wine, bring to a simmer and cook until reduced by half, about 3 minutes.
- Add green onions and thyme. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer 5-10 minutes.
- Return chicken to pan, turning to coat well.
- Simmer 3-5 minutes.
- Remove chicken from sauce to plate and keep warm. Let both stand 10 minutes.
- Prepare fettuccine per package directions, reserving 1/2 cup of cooking water.
- Skim fat from sauce.
- Stir in cream and heat through, 5-10 minutes, until sauce thickens and reduces slightly.
- Stir reserved bacon into sauce.
- Shred chicken and add to sauce.
- Fold peas into sauce.
- Season to taste.
- Add butter, Parmesan, lemon zest and pasta to sauce. Add as much pasta water as necessary to make sauce creamy.
- Garnish with parsley.
1 large stalk celery, chopped small
1 small yellow onion, chopped small
1 small carrot, chopped small
1/2 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped small
1/8 cup avocado oil
- Heat oil in skillet over medium heat.
- Add everything and cook, stirring regularly, until vegetables are soft and onions are translucent.