Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The "Chicken " Dish

I am not real sure what to call this. I tossed it together from on hand ingredients a couple of weeks ago when Luke was in from school and when he came back this week he requested it again! I kinda crossed my eyes and he said... Don't tell me you didn't write it down! Truth be known I didn't but I kinda remembered what I did and this time wrote it down. It was rich and creamy, a wonderful "comfort" food!

2 large chicken breasts, diced and seasoned with salt, pepper and Italian herbs
2 -3 cups mushrooms, sliced or cubed
1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2-3 tbsp.flour
2 cups milk or cream
1 cup canned tomatoes
2-3 cups torn spinach
2 cups cooked pasta ( I used bow tie)
salt, pepper and red pepper flakes to taste
Parmesan cheese

Saute chicken in a pan with olive oil and butter. Remove. Toss in mushrooms and onion. Saute until soft. Add garlic cook a minute or so more. Stir in flour and cook for 2-3 minutes. Slowly whisk in milk or cream. When mixture begins to thicken add chicken and tomatoes. Continue to cook for a few more minutes. Add spinach and allow to wilt. If dish gets too thick add more milk, too thin add a bit of a flour sludge (water, flour mixed together). Toss in a couple of large hand fulls of finely grated Parmesan cheese. Fold in pasta. Serve with a salad and french bread. Enjoy!