Monday, May 24, 2010

Hearty Greek Pasta

This is our go-to recipe if we are ever entertaining, whether it be a large crowd or just another couple. It's simple but tastes restaurant worthy, and is easy to double or even triple without losing the integrity of the dish.

1 lb chicken breasts (sliced diagonally)
3T olive oil
1 - 8 1/2 oz jar sundried tomatoes (packed in herb oil, drained and julienned)
3 cloves garlic, pressed
1/4 c fresh basil (please use fresh!), coarsely chopped
1 - 8 1/2 oz can artichoke hearts (packed in water, drained, and quartered)
6 oz crumbled feta cheese
2 c heavy cream (add more to taste - I like a lot!)
12 oz bowtie pasta
1t dried oregano

Brown chicken in oil for 5-6 minutes until cooked through. Add sundried tomatoes and garlic & saute for 2 minutes. Add basil, artichoke hearts, and feta cheese to pan and saute for an additional minute. Stir in cream; remove mixture from heat. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and oregano and cover.

Meanwhile cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and place pasta in a large bowl and toss with the sauce. Adjust seasonings with salt pepper and oregano, and add more cream if necessary.


Nicole said...

As I was at the grocery store, I browsed around to see if I can find these ingredients. The answer is YES! I'm excited. So, what are sun dried tomatoes like? I don't know that I've ever really had them. Maybe once, but I don't remember. Do they have a strong vinegar taste? I'm leery about spending the money on them if we aren't going to like them... :S The pasta look so good though, I want to try it!

Shannon said...

No they're not vinegary. They're...I don't know. Kind of sweet and kind of salty. Wait that sounds gross. But it's kinda true. You can really taste the citric acid in them. I don't how to describe them besides "they taste like sundried tomatoes", and that doesn't really help! :) I would say go for it. I think I know your taste pretty well. And I think you'll like them. They are different than anything you've ever eaten. Very decadent. Well, in my opinion.

D.Suth. said...

this looks good, I'll have to try it.

Shannon said...

Tangy. That's what they are. Tangy. In a very very good way.