Monday, August 23, 2010

Bowtie Pasta with Chicken in Cream Sauce with Roasted Tomatoes

I was able to restrain myself long enough to make a recipe with the wonderful roasted tomatoes that I posted a few days ago.  These little beauties add quite the punch of flavor and brightness to anything.  I love tomatoes in cream sauce, I love cream sauce with pasta, and of course they all go well with chicken so I threw this little dish together for dinner, spending more than I normally would but we all wanted something delicious and homey after eating restaraunt food all week. It was a perfect meal for all of us.
 Bowtie Pasta with Chicken in Cream Sauce with Roasted Tomatoes
Recipe Source: A Cook's Quest

12 ounces bow tie pasta
2 chicken breasts grilled
2 cups heavy cream
Roasted Tomatoes (about 1/2 cup chopped)
Parmesan Cheese--the real stuff (about 2 cups grated)
Parsley for garnish if desired

Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook your pasta.  While the pasta is cooking chop the chicken that has already been cooked into bite sized pieces.  When the pasta is cooked to your liking drain it and reserve about 1/2 cup of the pasta water.

In the same pot that you boiled the pasta, combine the cream and Parmesan cheese.  Bring the cream to a boil stirring until it starts to thicken.  Don't leave this unattended, it could burn which would be no good.  Add the pasta into the cream along with the chicken and parsley.  Stir to coat everything evenly, if needed add a bit of the pasta water to thin out the sauce.

Total Cost: $8.86 (this can definitely be made for less when item are on sale but I didn't care this time)
Pasta $.50
Chicken $3.77
Cream $2.26 (not on sale)
Parmesan Cheese $2.33
Tomatoes Free
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  1. mmmmmmm roasted red peppers yum! That reminds me I tried the most fabulous mushroom thing with roasted red peppers. I'll email you the recipe!

  2. Apparently I can not read. I saw "roasted" and assumed they were peppers. You know what they say about people who assume . . . .

    Either way, it sounds devine!

  3. Ha ha you funny girl...peppers would be delicious too though. Maybe I will try that next time I make this dish!