Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Winner Winner Chicken {& pasta} Dinner

Get your pen and paper out.
Or your printer.
Or copy and paste, whatever.

This one is a winner my friends.

Here is the pin...
                                                                                       Source: via Jami on Pinterest

Just take a minute...soak that picture in.

It's called "spaghetti in garlic gravy".
Uummm, spaghetti and gravy? Sign me up.

Here's the 411.

500 grams spaghetti pasta (cooked al dente)
1 pound chicken breast fillets (skinless and boneless, sliced into 1 inch chunks)
For the chicken marinade:
2 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped
2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, chopped (if using dried, use half of the amount)
Zest of 1 lemon
Juice of ½ a lemon
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon coarse salt (not table salt)
½ teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (to sauté the marinated chicken)

-  Add all the marinade ingredients into the chicken and marinate for 20 minutes (if making this dish in pronto) or over night (if making this dish the next day… much better).

-  Saute the marinated chicken in extra virgin olive oil until cooked (about 4-5 minutes) then set aside.

For the garlic gravy:
½ stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 large cloves garlic, finely minced
2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 ½ cups chicken stock
1 Tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
¼ cup parsley, chopped (to sprinkle/finish the pasta)
½ cup grated parmesan cheese
2 cups whole cherry tomatoes


-  Place sauté pan over medium heat and add butter and olive oil.
-  Saute garlic until fragrant and soft.
-  Add the flour and cook for a minute.
-  Add chicken stock and simmer gravy until thickened then add the chopped basil.
-  Season with salt and pepper.
-  Add the sauteed chicken in the gravy then toss the cooked spaghetti into this  sauce.
-  Add the cherry tomatoes and finish the dish with the chopped parsley and grated parmesan cheese (serve extra on the side).
Makes 5-6 servings.

It was soooo good. Everyone ate it.
Next time I think I will add even more herbs and maybe a little white wine to the sauce.
You need to make this.



Jessica Johnson said...

yes I do. that looks SOOOOOO good. and "500 grams" of spaghetti. that sounds like alot.

Amanda said...

wow that looks sooooo yummy!!!

Laura@Splendor said...

this looks SO good!!
Trying it for sure.

{cuppakim} said...

ummm yummm.
that looks DELISH.

is this pre or post my fitness pal? i'm feeling like my app wouldn't like this recipe. but my tastebuds would.

Jamie said...

this looks delish! Maybe when my atkins diet is over I'll give it a try :)

ginanorma said...

oh man, SOLD.

Cinders said...

cannot WAIT to try this!!!

thanks for letting us know it exists! said...

Mouth is watering!

Chris said...

Hi Jami, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris