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Grilled Chicken and Penne Pasta

GRILLED CHICKEN AND PENNE PASTA

Serves 1-2

INGREDIENTS

8 oz. wt.  Penne Pasta, cooked

1 Cup   Basil Cream Sauce (Recipe Follows)

1 ½ Tablespoon Pesto Sauce

½ Cup   Caramelized Red Onion (Recipe Follows)

¼ Cup   Pancetta Bacon, cooked, diced (You may use regular Bacon)

1 Tablespoon  Parmesan Cheese

¼ teaspoon  Kosher Salt

¼ teaspoon  Coarse Grind Black Pepper

2 Each   Grilled/Roasted Chicken Breast, cooked, sliced ¼ inch

(4 oz. to 5 oz. wt. each chicken breast)

PROCEDURE

1.     In a pre-heated sauté pan, add Basil Cream sauce and bring it to a simmer.

2.     Add onions and Pancetta bacon. Heat for 1 minute.

3.     Add the pasta and cook for 2 minutes.

4.     Add Pesto sauce, stir and cook for another minute.

5.     Add Parmesan cheese, Kosher salt and black pepper and toss in the grilled/roasted chicken breast.

6.     Place in a pasta bowl.

CARAMELIZED RED ONIONS

Yield: 1 Cup

INGREDIENTS

1 Tablespoon  Canola Oil

1 Each   Red Onion, medium, sliced ¼ inch

1 teaspoon  Sugar, granulated

PROCEDURE

1.     Heat sauté pan (medium heat) with oil, add red onions and sugar and cook for 10 – 12 minutes, tossing it frequently until golden brown.

BASIL CREAM SAUCE

Yield: 4 Cups

INGREDIENTS

4 oz. wt.  Pancetta Bacon, diced or Sliced Bacon, chopped

¾ Cup   Red Onion, sliced

2 oz. wt.  Basil, fresh

2 teaspoons  Whole Black Pepper

4 Each   Garlic Cloves, smashed

1 Quart  Heavy Cream

PROCEDURE

2.     Heat sauce pot (medium heat), add pancetta, render fat and continue to cook until golden brown.

3.     Add onions, black pepper and garlic cloves, cook for 6-8 minutes.

4.     Add basil leaves and heavy cream, bring to a boil then lower to a simmer and cook for 25 minutes.

5.     Strain and reserve until ready to use.

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