velvet chicken.

28 01 2009

Ok, so I really struggled with a title for this recipe… I was originally thinking earth chicken, but that kind of makes me think of chicken with dirt all over it.  Anyway,  I wanted to make this recipe for dinner tonight. When I started getting the ingredients out to make it, I realized that I did not have most of the ingredients. What we ended up with was a really amazing meal that everyone enjoyed. I’m just not sure what it should be called because there is not one flavor that stands out above the others. I guess velvet chicken will have to do.

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Velvet Chicken

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks

Salt and Pepper

2 T. olive oil

2 T. butter

3/4 c. chopped onion

8 oz. bella mushrooms, sliced

2-4 garlic cloves, minced (I use 4)

1 c. chicken stock

1 pkg. reduced fat cream cheese

3 T. spicy peanut sauce (store bought)

3 T. fresh basil, chopped

1lb.  box penne pasta (or your favorite pasta)

Salt and pepper chicken and brown in oil over high heat. Remove from pan. Set aside. In same skillet, melt 2 T. butter and add onion. Saute until tender. Add mushrooms and garlic. Saute until mushrooms are tender.  Add stock and simmer about 5 minutes.  Add cream cheese and peanut sauce. Add chicken and basil to sauce.

Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions.

Season sauce with salt and pepper to taste and serve over pasta.

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28 01 2009
Jeanna

Was that processed chicken?!?! HAHA!
Chat soon!

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