Thursday, October 23, 2008

Chicken Rustica

I've been spectating at my high school freshman's soccer play-offs two nights this week and have to go again tonight. (Check out paragraphs The Mountain Press paragraphs 7 and 8; yeah, she gets her stealth size from me). Anyway, I finally found my way back into the kitchen last night and tweaked this recipe a little more and hit pasta Nirvana!



Cut up one pack of boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Cut them a little bit larger than bite size. You don't want them real small since this is a rustic dish.






Brown the chicken in 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and 2 tablespoons of butter over medium-high heat. Season with salt and black pepper. When chicken is golden brown, remove from skillet and set aside.





To the same skillet, add one small onion diced, 3 cloves of garlic minced and one roasted red bell pepper chopped. Saute over medium-high heat for 2 to 3 minutes.





Add one 14.5 oz. can of roasted tomatoes, 2 teaspoons dried basil, salt and pepper to taste, a 1 teaspoon of sugar.

Return the chicken to the skillet and add 3/4 of freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese. Stir gently to blend. Simmer for 10 minutes.

Add 2 teaspoons of capers and gently blend.

Use your vegetable peeler and slice off some more Pecorino Romano cheese to make it look really rustic and eat and groan and pass out because it is THAT good!

19 comments:

Candy said...

What a wonderful "throw together!"

Marjie said...

I did something very similar recently, and it really is just that good!

Pam said...

A lovely meal. It's amazing that something so tasty could come from such simple ingredients.

Maria said...

You whipped this up in no time. Looks fantastic!

gigi said...

You know I have every thing to make this except the capers and cheese! I love this combination of ingredients. I can almost smell it through the computer! Enjoy the games and good luck to the girls!

Lisa said...

Some of the best meals can be made so quickly.

Veronica said...

Nice...I love a quick chicken dish-this sounds like one even my picky ones would eat!

Steph said...

You always make dinner look so easy! I'm always tempted to try dinner recipes after reading your blog.

Debbie said...

Very nice recipe. I will try this chicken dish next since I have a big jar of capers in the fridge from my last chicken dish......I love capers!!!

The Blonde Duck said...

That looks so good! I love it!

You're welcome for breakfast any time! I've always got a plate waiting for you!

Greg C said...

Groan and pass out you say. Is it that good?

susan said...

looks super duper yummy! and i love ur step by step pictures!

*Priscilla* said...

yummy...that looks sooo good!!! perfect dinner!

Reeni said...

It looks so delicious! Chicken and pasta are two of my favorite things. The newspaper wouldn't let me read all of the article, but good luck, I hope she wins!

phd in yogurtry said...

yum. that is a dish that could have come out of my kitchen, only it didn't, so now hopefully it will! I've got some leftover cooked boneless chicken in my fridge so I'll shortcut it this time around.

I saw this on your profile: "like dining out and picking apart dishes to make them at home."

its what I love to do, also.

Prudy said...

Oh mama! That looks fabulous and you make it look so easy!

Audrey said...

I love recipes like this...I have a freezer full of chicken, too, so I NEED recipes like this!

Pam said...

I have some boneless chicken thighs that would probably be perfect for this!

Jenny said...

The title alone has me drooling. I love all the ingredients of your dish. Scrumptious!