Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Penne with Chicken

I have had this recipe kicking around for a while now....and finally today I gathered up my ingredients and got cooking. You may have noticed I rarely share entree recipes around here...mostly because my pictures don't turn out very nice in the evening when I'm finished preparing them....and this one is no exception. This picture doesn't do this dish any just look past it. I know you'll love it!!!

Here is your list of ingredients:
(I kind of don't have exact measurements....I just put as much in as I liked :)
16oz. of cooked Penne
2-3 chicken breasts- bite size
olive oil
chopped garlic...a tablespoon
salt and pepper
red onion- chopped
fresh basil
2/3 cup sundried tomatoes in oil
kalamata olives- 1/2-3/4 cup chopped
pasta water- 1/4 cup
1/2-3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

Cook the pasta. Cook chicken in olive oil with garlic, salt and pepper. Add the red onion, with a little more olive oil. Add fresh basil. I added a bunch, because I can't get enough of it! Then add the sundried tomatoes and olives. Drain the pasta, but do not rinse. Save 1/4 cup of the pasta water. Add the pasta to a large bowl and toss with the chicken and the goodies. Add the water and mix it all together with the parmesan cheese. Enjoy!!!


Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

This would be perfect to bring to my girls' weekend next month.

Wendy said...

Sounds yummy!!!

Deanna said...

This looks so good! I bet roasted red peppers would make a good addition too!

Joy Beadworks said...

This looks really good! Im gonna try it!

Joy Beadworks said...

This looks really good! Im gonna try it!