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Chicken Short-Cut-A-Torre

This was a good meal, but nothing too special. It was pretty easy to put together, and we liked it.

Chicken Short-Cut-A-Torre

Chicken Short-Cut-A-Torre
30-Minute Meals – Rachael Ray

1lb . Penne
4 6 oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts or 8 thighs, or assortment
balsamic vinegar, enough to rub chicken
3 cloves garlic, minced
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
3 tablespoons EVOO
3 Portabello mushroom tops, halved, then sliced thin
salt to taste
1 can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes
1 handful chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 cup grated parmesan cheese

1 Start the pasta in boiling, salted water.
2 Rub the chicken pieces with Balsalmic vinegar. In a non-stick skillet on
high heat, cook the chicken 5 minutes per side. Remove from heat.
3 In another skillet on medium, heat the olive oil, then cook the garlic and
red pepper until the garlic speaks. Add the mushrooms (tossed to coat with
oil) and salt, then cook for 5 minutes. There should be brown mushroom sauce
on the bottom of the pan by then. If the mushrooms aren’t soft, and there
isn’t enough sauce, shake the pan and cook for a couple more minutes.
4 Add the tomatoes and parsley, salting to taste. The sauce should be a rich
brownish red. Cut the chicken diagonally, and add to the sauce to warm —
about 2 minutes. Add the pasta, which has been drained, and serve with
grated parmesan.

Servings: 4

Nutritional notes:
Nutrition (per serving): 778.9 calories; 24% calories from fat; 21.5g total
fat; 158.9mg cholesterol; 837.4mg sodium; 2127.7mg potassium; 67.7g
carbohydrates; 9.5g fiber; 2.9g sugar; 58.2g net carbs; 79.3g protein; 16.6

MacGourmet Rating: 3 Stars


  • Brandon W

    I have been making this for years. Although I’ve tweaked it a good deal over the years.

    It is not a mind blowing meal, but it’s hearty and easy to put together. The wife really likes it.

  • Ashley

    Yeah, I definitely think it could be tweaked to be much better, but it does get points for being easy. I liked how the chicken got a little blackened from frying it with just vinegar on it.

    Kristi – nah…I do like cooking vegetarian a lot, but could never do it exclusively. Which reminds me…I need to take the flank steak out for tonight’s dinner 😉

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