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Bistro Style Chicken & Pasta


  • Author: Living the Gourmet
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 11 ½ lbs. of boneless chicken breast – sliced thin
Seasonings for the Chicken:
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano 
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder

For the Sauce:

  • 56 sun-dried tomatoes – sliced thin
  • 1 bunch of scallions plus extra for garnish – sliced reserving 2 – 3 scallions to garnish over the top
  • 1 ½ red onions – quartered
  • 1 ½ bulbs of garlic – crushed
  • 2 tomatoes – quartered
  • 1/4 lemon – sliced thin
  • ¼ cup wine
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • ½ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup fresh Italian parsley – stems removed and coarsely chopped
  • Olive oil for drizzling
  • 1 lb. of your favorite pasta

For the Topping:

  • ½ Onion – quartered and grilled
  • ½ bulb Garlic – crushed
  • 8 oz. feta cheese – sliced
  • 23 fresh scallions – sliced
  • 1/4 cup of fresh parsley – stems removed and coarsely chopped
  • 1 tsp. of sugar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • olive oil – for drizzling

Instructions

  • Heat a large cast iron frying pan.  Add the sliced chicken into the dry pan.  Sprinkle the chicken with the seasonings
  • Allow a nice golden color to be achieved on both sides and cooked through, then drizzle with olive oil.
  • Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside while cooking the sauce.
  • Place the quartered onion, crushed garlic, sliced scallions, sliced sun-dried tomatoes and quartered tomatoes in a bowl and toss.
  • Place the tossed vegetables in the heated cast iron pan and allow to slightly char.  Add a drizzle of olive oil, lemon slices and all of the seasonings and toss.  Add the wine and toss and cook down for a minute or two.
  • Add the grilled chicken into the sauce and toss.
  • Turn the heat off and cover the pan loosely.
  • Heat a small cast iron pan and place the ½ red onion and ½ blub of crushed garlic.  Sprinkle with the sugar and salt.  Cook until a nice char is achieved and then drizzle with a bit olive oil, then set aside.
  • Prepare the pasta as directed.
  • Lift the pasta, allowing it to drain a bit as you lift it, then place into the sauce and toss.
  • Prepare a large platter with a drizzle of olive oil.  Place the pasta on the prepared platter.
  • Garnish with the feta cheese, fresh parsley, sliced scallion and the grilled ½ onion and ½ bulb of garlic, fresh ground black pepper and a drizzle of olive oil.
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Keywords: pasta, chicken, spaghetti, italian

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