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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Cheesy Romanoff Chicken Pasta

OK so this is what you'll need:

1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp olive oil
3 boneless chicken breasts, cut in strips
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
4 minced garlic cloves
2-3 tbsp tomato paste
2 oz vodka
Handful of halved cherry tomatoes
1 - 1  1/2 cups coffee cream 
1  1/2 cups grated cheese (your choice)
1/4 - 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 lb pasta
Reserved pasta water

Start by lightly browning the onion and chicken strips in butter and oil.  Then add garlic.

When garlic has started to brown add tomato paste.  Toss together then add the vodka and scrape the brown bits from the bottom of the pan.
While making the chicken you can start cooking the pasta and reserve a ladle or 2 of pasta water.

At this point you can toss in the cherry tomatoes making sure the pan is on medium heat.  Now stir in the 10% coffee cream. Here you may want to add 1/4 - 1/2 cup of reserved pasta water. Add cheese just until melted. Here I used some gouda and oka, but swiss or cheddar would be good too.

If you find it too thick, add a little more cream.  Don't add too much reserved pasta water as your sauce will be, well, watery.
Plate the pasta and top with chicken and sauce.
Sprinkle with the fresh parsley.

Serves 3-4

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