Monday, June 14, 2010

Let’s have something different…

My older one wanted to eat something different so we decided to do a one pot meal. Yes, of course we unanimously voted to have penne with chicken ragu. This is a fairly easy recipe to make and kids friendly.
I took the liberty to change ingredients a little bit but works and taste great.

2 cups Braised Chicken/ substituting rotisserie chicken
2 tablespoons Olive Oil
2 Carrots Chopped
1 Yellow Onion Chopped
½ Cup Marsala Wine
1 can 14 oz crushed plum tomatoes
1 cup Chicken Broth
1 lb Penne or other Tubular Pasta
½ cup Parmesan Cheese

Prepare the Sauce:
In a large frying pan over medium high heat, warm the oil. Add the carrots and onions, season with salt and pepper, and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the Marsala and cook for 5 minutes until the alcohol is evaporated. reduce the heat to medium, stir in the chicken, and simmer until the sauce is thickened about 10 minutes.

Cook the Pasta:
Add 2 tablespoons of salt to a hot water to cook pasta. Cook the pasta to according to the package directions. Drain and reserve ½ cup of water. Add the pasta to the sauce and toss to combine with the sauce. If it’s thick add some cooking water to get the desired consistency. Grate the parmesan cheese on top…

Quote of the day “When you cook, do it because you love to cook”


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