Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Saw, Pinned, Made: Chicken Artichoke Pasta in a White Wine Sauce

I'm back with another recipe that I pinned and tried: Chicken Artichoke Pasta in White Wine Sauce


This makes 4 servings.

What You Need:
-3/4 box of pasta (I used rigatoni)
-about 1 1/2 cans (2 cups) of artichoke hearts, drained
-1 1/2 C. flour
-2 Tbsp butter, divided
-2 Tbsp olive oil, divided
-2 cups dry white wine (I used Chardonnay)
-1/2 lemon
-salt and pepper

What You Do:

1. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta and return to the pot.

2. If your artichokes aren't halved, cut them in halves. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces as well.

3. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, salt (1 tsp) and pepper (about 2 tsp-1 Tbsp). Toss the chicken pieces in the flour so that the pieces are coated.
4.  Using a large skillet, heat 1 Tbsp of the butter and 1 Tbsp of the olive oil over medium heat. Add in the artichokes and cook them until they are lightly browned (about 5-8 minutes).
Once lightly browned, remove the artichokes from the pan onto a plate.

5. Melt the remaining 1Tbsp of butter and 1 Tbsp of olive oil in the same skillet. Remove the coated chicken pieces from the bowl and place them in the skillet, cooking them through until they are browned/golden on the outside (about 5-8 minutes depending how thick your pieces are). 
**(You may want to try cooking the chicken with 1-2 tsp of minced garlic to add more flavor to the chicken)
5b. Try to avoid stepping on your dog as he waits patiently for you to possibly maybe drop a piece of the food you're cooking:

6. Add in the artichokes from the plate back into the pan. Add in the white wine and bring the pan to a simmer. Let it simmer for 8-10 minutes, until the sauce thickens up a bit.

7. Stir the whole thing to make sure it's evenly coated. Add a few squeezes of lemon juice to the pot and stir again. Then, add the pasta to a dish and add this mixture on top!

Some things to note: MG loved this dish whereas I thought it was "ok." I do think the dish would be better, however, if you add about a teaspoon or 2 of minced garlic when you're cooking the chicken in the pan to add a bit more flavor to the chicken itself. I think this would make a world of difference in how much I liked the dish.
 I also added some shredded Parmesan cheese on top which I enjoyed.

Give it a whirl and let me know what you think!

I saw it. I pinned it. I made it!

3 comments:

  1. Garlic makes everything taste better, yum!

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  2. I wish fresh Artichoke hearts weren't so hard to get to! Looks yummy and easy since it uses canned.

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  3. That looks unbelievably good. I've been thinking of introducing my kids to artichokes. I've only ever had them in spinach artichoke dip, but I like that a whole lot and my kids are pretty good with weird things - they eat spinach and brussel sprouts and asparagus, etc.

    Stopping by from the 10Jan GYB Blog Hop - would love if you linked this up to the Pinterest linky party I co-host: http://fortunefavors11.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-pinspiration-project-19.html

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