Rediscovering the Joy of Cooking

April 22, 2008

Pasta Perfecto

Filed under: pasta — Emily @ 4:33 am

This is one of the first dishes that Aaron and I ever made together. We sort of came up with the recipe on our own. And while it is definitely not the healthiest of recipes—it is soooo tasty! It is definitely our “go to” special occasion recipe.

Pasta Perfecto
1/2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast cut into bite size pieces
1/2 tsp. salt, divided
1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper, divided
1 Tbs. olive oil
1/4 lb. shiitake mushrooms, sliced
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 pound Rigatoni or penne pasta

Sprinkle each chicken breast with 1/4 tsp. each of salt and pepper. Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken and cook until all the chicken is cooked through. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring, until softened, 2-4 minutes. Stir in cream. Cook until mixture is reduced by half, about 3 minutes. Stir in parmesan. Simmer, stirring for 1 minute more until cheese melts. Stir in remaining salt and pepper. Toss hot pasta with sauce and divide among 4 serving plates. Makes 4 servings.

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