Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Marx Foods Blogger Mushroom Recipe Challenge

Pan Roasted Chicken and Creamy Pesto Linguini Tossed with Porcinis, Chanterelles, Cherry Tomatoes and Patty Pan Squash

    Now when you're wanting to impress or perhaps even put together an "I'm sorry meal" for that special someone this is the one to go to, or at least for my boyfriend anyway, and he is one who knows his foods and has a specific palate. 
    I am grateful for having the opportunity to create this delicious dish using dried mushrooms from Marx Foods to participate in their Blogger Mushroom Recipe Challenge, thanks Justin!

Serves: 4
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes

2 c. water
1/4 oz. Marx Foods dried porcini mushrooms
1/4 oz. Marx Foods dried chanterelle mushrooms
2 T. olive oil
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
salt and pepper, to taste
1 1/2 c. alfredo sauce
1/4 c. pesto
1/3 c. reserved dried mushroom stock
1 c. cherry tomatoes, halved
1 medium patty pan, seeded and diced
1/2 lb. linguini
water, for boiling
1/4 c. freshly grated parmesan(garnish)

    To prepare dried mushrooms bring 2 cups of water to a boil and pour over mushrooms placed in a non-reactive bowl.  Let sit for 20 minutes then drain reserving mushroom stock.  Cut most pieces so they resemble the same size leaving some mushrooms whole and set aside. 
    For the chicken preheat oven to 350 and season both sides with salt and pepper.  In a large skillet heat oil over medium high and add chicken top side down.  Cook until golden about 5-6 minutes per side.  Transfer chicken to oven and continue to cook until no longer pink in the center about 20 minutes. 
    In the meantime combine, alfredo, pesto, 1/3 cup reserved mushroom stock, mushrooms, tomatoes and patty pan in a medium sauce pan.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer until chicken is done. 
    While sauce is simmering bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add linguini.  Cook until tender about 10 minutes.  Drain, return to pan and add sauce to pasta.  Toss to coat evenly.  To plate dish spoon pasta onto center of plates and place chicken breasts on top.  Garnish each plate with 1 tablespoon of freshly grated parmesan cheese.  Enjoy!

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