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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Penne with Garlic Gravy

This recipe really does make a lovely garlic gravy. I expected it to be more of a garlic and oil (aglio e olio) thing, but no...it has a gravy-like consistency that coats the penne without it swimming in sauce!


1  1/2 cups cooked chicken
1 cup cooked broccoli
1 cup cherry tomatoes
2 cups penne pasta

Garlic gravy:
2 tbsps butter
1/4 cup olive oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsps flour
1 cup chicken broth
2 tsps basil and/or oregano
salt and pepper to taste

While the penne cooks prepare the garlic gravy.  Heat a large skillet with butter and olive oil to medium heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant and soft. Whisk in the flour and cook 1 minute. Next add the chicken broth and seasonings and simmer until thickened.

Add the cherry tomatoes. Cook 2 minutes, puncture the skin, then cook until slightly wrinkled.

At this point it already smells great!

Spoon in the broccoli and stir together. 

The penne must be ready by now...drain and toss with the sauce. Add the chicken near the end. We usually have some kind of cooked chicken in the fridge. This was leftover portuguese .

Serve with parmesan cheese.
Serves 3-4

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