you know what i love most about being a culinary student?
that i'm surrounded by (mostly) talented people
who are willing to share their delicious recipes!
a few weeks ago,
we made pasta dishes...
& this one was by far my favorite!
when i asked for the recipe,
i was given a list of ingredients & amounts.
& that was it.
added a few things,
& gave it a name!
carciofo e farfalle
(artichoke & farfalle pasta)
carciofo e farfalle
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
salt & pepper
1/2 C butter, divided
2 Tbs garlic, minced
1 onion, diced
1 Tbs dried basil
1/2 Tbs red pepper flakes
12 oz. marinated artichoke hearts & liquid
2 Tbs capers
24 oz chicken broth (approx.)*
8 oz uncooked farfalle pasta (approx.)*
*i added about half a container of each of these
2 Tbs flour
1 C milk
1/2 C grated parmesan + more for garnish
pinch of nutmeg
pinch of cayenne
1. preheat oven to 375 f.
2. place chicken breasts in a baking dish. drizzle with olive oil. sprinkle tops with salt, pepper & cayenne pepper. top with lemon slices.
3. bake for 35-45 minutes.
4. in a large pot, melt 6 Tbs butter. add garlic & saute until fragrant, about 30 seconds. add onion and cook until tender & translucent. add basil, red pepper flakes, artichokes & liquid, & capers. cook until the artichoke hearts are heated.
5. add chicken broth. bring to a boil & add farfalle. cook 11-12 minutes, or until al dente.
6. in a small saucepan, melt 2 Tbs butter over medium heat. add flour to begin making a rue. when the flour & butter are combined, add milk & stir constantly until it starts to thicken. remove from heat & add parmesan cheese. stir until cheese is completely melted. add mixture to the cooked pasta mixture. stir well.
7. remove chicken from oven. slice & add to pasta. serve.
this pasta is so good!
i didn't know how i felt about capers until i ate this pasta...
i love them!
if you aren't a caper fan,
you could probably sub olives...
but, the flavor won't be the same.
the hubs loved this pasta!
(i know because he had 2 bowlfuls!)
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until next time,
(i'm sippin' on my obsession as of late:
a cherry limeade slush from sonic.)
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