Fettucine, Mushrooms and Chicken With Basil Cream
This basil pasta recipe combines fettucine, mushrooms and chicken with basil cream sauce to create a simple but elegant meal. In fact, this meal is so impressive you can serve it for a romantic Valentine dinner. It will impress your special someone without a lot of fuss.
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- 3/4 pound fettucine
- 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves
- 3 whole garlic cloves, peeled
- 1 garlic clove, chopped
- 2 Tablespoons pine nuts
- 1/3 cup, plus 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded to 1/4 inch thick
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 6 ounces fresh, sliced mushrooms
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1/2 freshly grated Romano cheese
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 small jar of pimientos
Cook the fettucine according to package directions. Meanwhile, puree the basil, 3 whole garlic cloves, pine nuts and 1/3 cup olive oil in a blender or food processor until smooth. Set aside.
Heat 1 Tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over high heat. Season both sides of the chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Saute the chicken, 2 minutes per side. Remove from skillet and set aside.
To the same skillet add the wine, chopped garlic, mushrooms, basil mixture and cream. Bring to a boil. Continue boiling until thickened slightly, about 5 minutes.
While the cream mixture is thickening, slice the chicken breasts into 1/2 inch strips. Return the chicken to the skillet. Add the Romano cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
Drain the fettucine and place in a serving bowl. Top with the chicken and cream and serve.
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