Recipe by landelah
"I was looking for a new way to use mascarpone cheese and had the other ingredients on hand. Turned out to be really delicious and pretty to serve as well! I look forward to serving it to guests."
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skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cubed
salt and ground black pepper to taste
drained and chopped sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil
prepared pesto sauce
1 (8 ounce) container
Dijon mustard, or more to taste
grated Parmesan cheese
1 (16 ounce) package
farfalle (bow tie) pasta
grated Parmesan cheese, or to taste
Great. Not nearly as complicated as the recipe might suggest. Pre-cubed the chicken and let it sit for half an hour with olive oil, salt, garlic powder, pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, and Italian herb mix - all to taste. Started by sauteing the onion and bacon together. Did not remove the onion and bacon, I just added the chicken to it. After the chicken had started to cook and separate into cubes I added just enough chicken stock and about a teaspoon of tomato paste - to get all the tasty stuff off the bottom of the pan. Once chicken was cooked I removed it to my serving platter. I used the same frying pan, it had tasty bits stuck to the bottom again, and added the sun-dried tomato and pesto mix and spinach according to instruction. I then added that to the chicken/bacon mixture. Last I added about a 1/4 cup of a chianti and chicken stock mix to the pan to get the good stuff up, then poured that over the chicken as well. I followed the rest of the directions, for the sauce, as the recipe says. Took three pans, not six as the recipe implies. Husband says he likes it, had seconds :-) Enjoy.
We got three servings out of this recipe, which makes the fat content absurd (almost 200% DRV). If I can find an acceptable lower fat substitute for mascarpone, maybe I can salvage it. But as it stands, our arteries couldn't take another round.
Lovely!! No left overs:)
This recipe is amazing! It's easy to make, doesn't break the bank, and tastes like you're in an authentic Italian restaurant. So yummy!
Hubby's choice for his birthday dinner today. Little bit of work, but definitely worth it. He said this is a "gourmet meal," and we both really enjoyed it. Added some shaved parmesan, but I think a good addition might be some toasted pine nuts on the top. Landelah, thanks for a special meal this evening.
"It's a keeper!" Just found it today and served it for Sunday family dinner. I've never used mascarpone outside of dessert recipes. All flavors melded together perfectly. I will try it for a dinner party next time. Thank you.
lovely flavors but the sauce splits, it also makes a lot more dishes than it needs to
Made this tonight, omg, really easy, really good. tweaked it a little, instead of marscapone, I used a little sour cream and jar bacon alfredo sauce, but kept everything else the same. Hubby approved.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Mascarpone Pasta with Chicken, Bacon and Spinach
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 254
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