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Tomato Basil Chicken
Appetizers & Small Plates
Date: August 28, 2013

This Tomato Basil Chicken recipe is so fresh and delicious you won't believe how easy it is to prepare!

Ingredients:
  • 4 chicken breasts/pound out thinner if breasts are
  • kosher salt & black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 1 can(14.10oz) "Annalisa Pomodorini "(Italian cher
  • 2 tsp of minced fresh garlic (I start with 2 but e
  • 4 Tbsp cold butter
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped into ribbons (another
  • freshly grated Parmigiano reggiano cheese , for ga
  • Pinot Grigio to deglaze the pan 1/4 - 1/2C for the
  • fettucini (or any pasta you have will do)
  • This recipe feeds four double this everyone will w
Preparation Steps:
  1. Season chicken breasts w/ kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper
  2. Add a couple of Tbsp of extra virgin olive oil to skillet
  3. While oil is heating up get water ready for pasta (don't forget to salt the water)
  4. When the oil is hot add the chicken- cook 4-5 min on each side or until juices run clear once pierced with a knife
  5. Once chicken is cooked remove to a plate and deglaze the pan with Pinot Grigio
  6. Scrape up the chicken bits and reduce wine by half
  7. Add fresh tomatoes and the canned tomatoes
  8. Add basil, cold butter, minced garlic, more salt and pepper stir well
  9. Return chicken back to the pan let it get cozy w/ the sauce
  10. Pasta should be done- drain
  11. Divide pasta among 4 bowls top with chicken and sauce
  12. top with more fresh basil and freshly grated parmigiano reggiano cheese
Notes:

Enjoy!