Chicken and Prosciutto in an Asiago Cheese Sauce

    Chicken and Prosciutto in an Asiago Cheese Sauce

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    This is more than your average chicken pasta with prime ingredients used to make this something special including Asiago cheese and prosciutto.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 6 

    • 500g farfalle (bow tie) pasta
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 500g skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cubed
    • 2 1/4 cups (560ml) cream, divided
    • 1/4 cube chicken stock, crumbled
    • 3/4 cup grated Asiago or similar cheese
    • 1/2 tablespoon cornflour
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 1/4 cup diced prosciutto
    • 1 tablespoon diced fresh garlic
    • 1/4 cup sliced mushrooms
    • 1/2 tablespoon parsley flakes

    Directions
    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain and set aside.
    2. Heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a frypan over medium-high heat. Cook and stir chicken cubes reducing heat if necessary until no longer pink in centre and juices run clear. Set aside.
    3. In a medium saucepan bring 2 cups cream to a simmer stirring often. Whisk in stock and cheese until well blended and bouillon has dissolved completely. Dissolve cornflour in 2 tablespoons water and whisk into mixture. Cook and stir 2 minutes more then remove from heat and set aside.
    4. Melt butter in a medium frypan over medium high heat. Stir in prosciutto, garlic and mushrooms then cook until mushrooms are tender; about 3 minutes.
    5. Add chicken, reduce heat and continue cooking until chicken is heated through. Return sauce to the stove and add remaining 1/4 cup cream and parsley flakes. Heat through.
    6. Place pasta in a large mixing or serving bowl. Add chicken and mushroom mixture and pour in cream sauce. Toss well and serve.

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