Thursday, 19 May 2011

Guest Post from Heather Green: Good Mood Comfort Food - Italian Grilled Chicken with Parmesan Garlic Cream Sauce

This guest post was written by Heather Green, who shares with us her favourite pasta recipe. If you would like to write a comfort food-related guest post for Comfort Bites, please email me.

Nothing warms up a tummy like hearty Italian food! After eating at a few of my favorite restaurants like Macaroni Grill and Carraba's, I was inspired to create the ideal pasta dish.


Easy and delicious, this family favorite has made me the "chef" of the bunch and never disappoints!



Ingredients

  • 4-5 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Zesty Italian dressing
  • lemon juice of 1/2 of a lemon
  • garlic salt
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • 2 tsps salted butter
  • 1 package sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cups shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 box Farafelle or Penne pasta
  • 1 package cherry tomatoes

Method

Marinate chicken in Zesty Italian Dressing, lemon juice and garlic salt for 30 minutes.

Heat 1 Tbsp of olive oil on high until it's really hot. Add chicken and cook until you get a nice browning on all sides.


Saute sliced mushrooms in 1 tsp of salted butter and 1tsp of olive oil, add salt to taste.
Over medium heat, combine 2 cups of shredded Parmesan cheese, 1 cup heavy cream, 1 tsp butter and 1 tsp garlic salt. Stir well over heat until smooth.

Boil Farafelle or Penne pasta and add chopped cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, chicken and cream sauce.

Serve hot and prepare yourself for pure bliss!
 

Bio: Born and raised in North Carolina, Heather Green has worked as a fashion and beauty consultant as well as freelancing for various wedding, fashion, and health publications. She currently acts as the resident blogger for Online Nursing Degrees where she’s been researching bachelors nursing programs as well as family practice nursing programs.



Photo Credit:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/clairity/764644143/

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