Saturday, February 05, 2011

Chicken Bow Tie

This is a favorite at our house... least with the adults
Oh well, more for us~

Shall we begin?

I won't be including measurements, just ingredients.
Adjust to fit your size family
Your mileage may vary ;-)

Start with boneless chicken breasts. Cut into bite sized cubes. I cook them in olive oil and garlic until all sides are white but not cooked all the way through.

Forgot the picture, but add basil to the chicken and toss.
Use a LOT of Basil, you can't overdo it, really!

Trust me.

Cook Bow Tie (Farfalle) pasta, drain and set aside.

Let's talk about Sun-dried tomatoes shall we?
(yes, they're in the recipe)

But seriously, these are the best. I buy them at Costco. They're marinated in Olive Oil.

Add these to the chicken. (see the basil now?) You can chop them if you like, but I'm lazy and just toss them in whole.

Next comes the broccoli florets. I use flash frozen for convenience. Did I mention I'm lazy?

Toss and simmer covered for about 3-5 minutes.
When you think everything is 'married', place some butter in the center of the pan and let melt.
This forms sort of a roux but without the flour.

Next, add 1 cup of chicken broth. Don't worry about being precise with the measurements. I used a cup here but mostly b/c I think my new stainless measuring cups are pretty [wink].

Next add a cup of wine. Whatever you have on hand works.
I just happened to have a bottle of this open.

Yes there's a glass poured for me too. Don't Judge -- What's good for Julia Child is good for me. We're tight like that!

Anywho....getting back to the recipe
[taking a l-o-o-o-o-o-ng sip of wine here]

....and I'm back

OKAY! Here's where you combine the veggies/chicken mixture and the pasta. I find it easier to pour the chicken mixture into the pasta pot, but sometimes I mix the pasta into the deep frying pan with the chicken mixture

[I like to shake things up like that]

Simmer for 3-5 minutes until the pasta absorbs the flavors

This is the finished product.

I like to serve this up in my pasta bowls from Crate and Barrel

Bon Appetit!


  1. Yum! Great job. Love the pictures and the humor.

  2. Yum! That looks delicious Robin! Oh and lol at the yellow tail shiraz...a staple here too!

  3. Can i say YUMMY! I will have to make this for the family! Hi, Im Meme from Screaming Meme...So nice to stumble on to your lovely blog...I am having a GIVEAWAY SERIES. Come celebrate with me...:) This week is a slipcover giveaway. I look forward to seeing you there!

    Xo, Meme


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