Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Champagne Chicken with Parmesan Champagne Linguine

Champagne Chicken with Parmesan Champagne Linguine

Servings:4 to 6
Prep time:10 minutes
Cook time:30 minutes
Total time:40 minutes

4 chicken quarters -- MSF Chicken Grillers
1 shallot, minced
½ yellow onion, finely chopped
1 cup good dry champagne (sub out w ginger ale or club soda w champagne extract)
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup broccoli florets, chopped
3 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon dry thyme
1 cup parmesan cheese
1 cup fresh mushrooms (dices)

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

Season both sides of chicken with salt, black pepper, and thyme. Add chicken pieces to hot skillet and cook 5 minutes per side, until golden brown. Remove chicken pieces and set aside. Add shallots and onion to pan and cook on medium until onions and shallots start to turn brown. Add Champagne/ ginger ale and cook 1 minute. Add broccoli to the mixture. Whisk together heavy cream into the champagne mixture in the pan. Bring mixture to a simmer. Add Parmesan and mix thoroughly. Place the chicken pieces back into the skillet. Simmer 3 minutes, until sauce thickens and chicken pieces are cooked through. Remove chicken from pan adding some sauce onto the chicken.

Fill pot with water, add salt to water. Bring water to a boil. Add linguine and boil until pasta is al dente. Place linguine into the pan, mix with tong making sure pasta has mixed well with sauce. Plate and top with more parmesan if desired.

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