Bob's Easy Chicken and Pasta
  • Cooking Time: 25 minutes
  • Servings: 4-6
  • Preparation Time: 5 minutes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 large chicken breasts sliced into strips
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup white wine (I usually use a pinot grigio)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 large onion rough chopped
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 tsp basil (tbsp if you use fresh basil chopped)
  • 1 tsp dry oregano
  • 1 tbsp of minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup of chicken stock
  • 28 ounce can of diced tomatoes or dice your own fresh tomatoes
  • 12 ounces of pasta (use a ridged pasta, I use Barilla medium shells)
  • 2 tbsp cheese (whatever your favorite, I prefer pecorino romano)
  1. Heat oil at medium heat in a large saute pan. In a large pot of salted water to a boil. When water boils add pasta and cook to al dente. (8 minutes for Barilla pasta). Drain pasta when done and set aside.
  2. Mix flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a large bowl.
  3. Dredge chicken well and put in saute pan, don't overcook chicken, you don't want it to brown, remove and set aside. Add 1/2 cup of wine and deglaze the pan. Add butter, onions, peppers, minced garlic, basil, and oregano. (Optional, if you like a little heat add 1 tsp crushed red pepper,) Cook about 8-10 minutes stirring constantly, adding stock and remainder of wine as needed. Add tomatoes and mix well. Add chicken, lower heat to medium low and let everything marry for 5 minutes. Add pasta and let simmer another 5 minutes or so. Add cheese and simmer for another minute. Top with fresh basil if desired.
I've been making this for a long time. It's quick, easy and very tasty! Submitted by: "Bob Municchi"