Chicken Pasta with Cream Sauce

    Chicken Pasta with Cream Sauce

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    30min


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    This velvety sauce works best with dry-packed sundried tomatoes, not the ones packed in oil. The sauce can be made a day ahead and reheated.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes, chopped
    • 1 cup (250ml) chicken stock, divided
    • 1 cup thickened cream
    • 500g skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
    • 250g dry fettuccini

    Directions
    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. In a large saucepan over low heat, melt butter, add garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the tomatoes and 3/4 cup of the chicken stock; increase to medium heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for about 10 minutes or until the tomatoes are tender. Add the cream and bring to a boil; stirring. Simmer over medium heat until the sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
    2. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper on both sides. In a large frypan over medium heat heat oil and saute chicken. Press on chicken occasionally with a slotted spatula. Cook for about 4 minutes per side or until the meat feels springy and is no longer pink inside. Transfer to a board; cover and keep warm. Discard the fat from the frypan.
    3. In the same frypan over medium heat, bring 1/4 cup chicken stock to a boil; stirring the pan juices. Reduce slightly and add to the cream sauce; stir in basil and adjust seasonings to taste.
    4. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add fettuccine and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain, transfer to a bowl and toss with 3 to 4 tablespoons of the sauce.
    5. Cut each chicken breast into 2 to 3 diagonal slices. Reheat the sauce gently if needed. Transfer the pasta to serving plates; top with chicken and coat with the cream sauce; serve.

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    Excellent, quick, cheap & easy to make. - 28 Mar 2011

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