Sunday Dinner

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Sunday Dinner didn’t hit the table this week until 8:30 PM, because my husband Barry and I spent most of Sunday; painting, cleaning chandeliers, and preparing the house for winter and the holiday season. We were so enthralled in our projects, that we completly lost track of the time. With a growling belly, I scanned the pantry and refrigerator, and pulled items I had on hand to create this recipe. The combination of flavors were amazing! My creation of Pasta with grilled chicken, oven-dried tomatoes and Roman Artichoke was not only a whimsical creation, but a quick and easy  meal to prepare, that was hardy enough to satisfy my starving husband.

Pasta with Grilled Chicken, Oven-Dried Tomatoes and Roman Artichokes

Ingredients

1 lb. Dried pasta

1/4 Cup olive oil, plus 2 tablespoons

1 1/2 Teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 Teaspoon freshly ground papper

5 Chicken Tenders

1 1/2  Cups sliced mushrooms

3 Large Roman Artichokes roughly chopped (approximately 1 1/2 cups)

10 Oven-Dried Tomatoes (recipe in my cookbook “Gifts Of Gold” pg. 62)

3 large cloves garlic, minced

2 Cups chicken broth

1/2 cup white wine( I used Sauvignon blanc)

2 tablespoons unsalted capers

1 tablespoon salted butter

8 basil leafs

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Step-by-Step

1 Season chicken tenders with 2 tablespoons olive oil and 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt and freshly ground pepper; grill cooking thoroughly; reserve

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2 Bring large pan water to a rolling boil; add 1 tablespoon kosher salt; return to boil; add dried pasta; cook al dente 7-11 minutes

3 In large frying pan heat olive oil; add mushrooms, artichokes oven-dried tomatoes and garlic to pan; sauté 3-4 minutes on over high heat; stir often

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Artichoke pasta 14 Cut reserved chicken into bite size pieces; add to pan; mix well

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5 Add chicken broth and wine; stir; cook 5 minutes

6 Add 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, capers, and butter; lower heat; cook 2 minutes stirring until butter is completely melted

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7 Roughly chop basil

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8 Strain pasta; arrange in serving bowl

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9 carefully arrange  white wine sauce over the pasta; top with fresh basil and grated cheese; serve immediately

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