Tasty Tuesday: Grilled Chicken Penne Al Fresco
From the menu options, I chose to make the Grilled Chicken Penne Al Fresco. It just sounded "fresh" and really yummy. I also made a Lemon Poppyseed Bread and my Texas Caviar. Everything was a hit!
I did not take any pictures of the making of the pasta, or the ingredients! I was just too busy, but trust me, it was wonderful. I don't have, and I didn't buy the deep dish covered baker so when I make it at home I'll have to make in some other type of pan. It was made in the microwave, but could probably be made on the stove top. You could also add other herbs or vegetables, and either eliminate the chicken or use another meat of choice.
- 4 garlic cloves, peeled
- 2 cups grape or cherry tomatoes
- 3 cups uncooked mezze penne pasta
- 3 cups chicken broth
- ¾ cup dry white wine such as Chardonnay
- ½ tsp each salt and coarsely ground black pepper
- 1¼ cups lightly packed fresh basil leaves, divided
- 1 oz Parmesan cheese, grated (about ¼ cup packed)
- 2 cups diced grilled chicken breasts
- Additional grated fresh Parmesan cheese
- coarsely ground black pepper (optional)
Slicer. Add tomatoes. Cover; microwave on HIGH 4-5 minutes or until tomatoes begin to burst, stirring
after 2 minutes. Crush tomatoes using Mix ‘N Chop. Add pasta, broth, wine, salt and black pepper.
after 10 minutes. Meanwhile, coarsely chop basil with Chef’s Knife. Reserve 2 tbsp for garnish. Grate
cheese using Rotary Grater.
Any tube-shaped pasta requiring 9-11 minutes cook time, such as penne or rigatoni, can be substituted for the
mezze penne pasta.
Pan over medium-high heat 5 minutes. Spray pan with oil. Cook chicken 4-6 minutes or until grill marks appear.
Turn chicken over; cook 4-6 minutes or until center of chicken is no longer pink and Pocket Thermometer
I fell in love with the Pampered Chef Garlic Slicer! Oh my goodness...I ordered one because I can't stand slicing garlic!
Overall the party was above and beyond what I expected. I ended getting over $175 worth of product for $25. I'll post on it when it shows up on my door step.
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With Joy UNquenchable,