Post by PurplePuppy on May 10, 2021 0:32:53 GMT -5
CHICKEN WITH BLUSH SAUCE PASTA
Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins Total: 30 mins Serves: 4
▢½ lb pasta such as rigatoni, penne, bow tie, etc., cooked according to package instructions
▢6 slices bacon cut into small ¼ inch pieces.
▢1 medium chicken breast boneless, skinless, cut into small pieces
▢1 medium onion chopped
▢2 cloves garlic minced
▢14 oz diced tomatoes (1 whole can)
▢2 tbsp fresh basil chopped
▢2 tbsp hot sauce or ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
▢½ cup sour cream
▢1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
▢¼ cup Parmesan cheese grated
US Customary – Metric
Cook Pasta: Cook the pasta in a large salted pot of boiling water according to package instructions, until al-dente. Reserve ½ cup of pasta water. Drain, rinse with cold water and set aside.
Make the sauce: In a large skillet, add the bacon and cook it until it starts rendering some fat. Add the chicken, onion, garlic and cook until chicken is no longer pink and is cooked through. Add diced tomatoes, pasta water, basil, hot sauce, and cook for 10 minutes. Add sour cream and stir. Taste for seasoning and adjust with salt and pepper as needed.
Finish the dish: Stir in the pasta, add the mozzarella cheese and toss it all together to make sure all pasta is covered in the cheese and sauce.
Garnish with Parmesan and serve: Garnish with fresh Parmesan cheese and serve warm.