Wednesday, October 13, 2010

In The Kitchen: Chicken Tagilatelle with Mushroom & Brown Butter Sauce + Giveaway Winner Announced!

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Step away from your computer screen if you happen to be on a hard core diet. This recipe contains butter, more butter and honest to goodness heavy cream in large doses. - I made this dish for my mom and sister and it was gone before the sauce had time to cool off. This is a very simple dish to make that yields an authentic rich, creamy and intensely flavorful sauce. The key to brown butter sauce is making sure the butter is cooked long enough so that the moisture evaporates leaving a mass of flavor and richness that even the most finicky of eaters would appreciate. 

I found the recipe for this dish on some random Australian website. The directions were pretty vague so I winged it as I went along taking notes in case the recipe was a hit. Aside from it being a definite hit, this recipe is perfect for a quick, substantial weeknight meal. Prepping the ingredients to plating the dish took about 30-40 minutes. Not bad when you consider the yummy payoff! 

Chicken Tagilatelle w/Mushroom & Brown Butter Sauce [Adapted Loosely From Black Olive]
1 Large Portobello [or 2 regular] Mushroom/s [thinly sliced]
2 Large Chicken Breasts [chopped/uncooked]
1 Medium Brown Onion
1 Cup Dry White Wine 
1 box Tagliatelle pasta
1 Pint Heavy Cream
2 Large Garlic Cloves [crushed]
3 Teaspoons Fresh Thyme [finely chopped]
3 Teaspoons Fresh Basil [finely chopped]
3 Tablespoons Butter
1 Bunch of Italian Parsley [roughly chopped]

  • Place a large pot of salted water on to boil.
  • Chop onions and saute' them in a pan with the butter on medium heat. Add the crushed garlic and chicken, and cook until brown; this may take up to 10 minutes
  • Add wine, then bring to a boil. Once boiling, add the mushrooms, then season to taste with salt, ground black pepper, and fresh herbs. Cook until the liquid is reduced in half; this may take about 5-10 minutes. 
  • Once the reduction is made, add cream as well as parsley and cook on medium-high heat until the mixture reduces in half again and resembles a thick, creamy sauce; this may take anywhere from 10-15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, place the pasta into the boiling water and stir until it floats freely. Cook for approximately seven minutes, or until al dente, then drain.
  • Add the drained pasta and stir through until coated evenly

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  1. I love this, Chef Jean-Christophe Novelli has a similar recipe. Fresh organic basil, thyme, basil and chicken bring out the flavors so much! Now I have to make this this weekend!

  2. I'm not on a diet per se, but I am starving because i missed lunch and far to weak to cook anything...please email me just a little :(

  3. thanks for the food porn! drools....

  4. this has made me hungry behind belief. MAN!

  5. I have to try this one...looks really good!!

  6. creamy goodness! ::mouth watering::

  7. this looks delish!!

  8. oh snap! I need to make a vegan version! The spices and herbs used must be divine!! :D

  9. blkbutterflyz; Thank you!

    Sing; It was sing! I was delish, I had to pace myself though, that is a truckload of butter and cream. lol

    Anonymous; Definitely give it a go! I am going to check out the recipe by Chef Jean-Christophe Novelli, I am always looking for variations.

    i.heart.glam; Ha ha! I know how you feel! I am hungry as heck right now and looking at these pictures isn't making me very happy. lol

    sara Yve; anytime! LOL

    Erin; Sorry Erin! LOL

    Cynthia; Thank you! Give it a go, it is un-believeably easy and delish.

    She Draws; Thank you!

    BreukelensFinest; Give it a try!

    sassncurlz; Thank you!

    CurlyChronicles; They are indeed, I will make some vegan recipes for you sis!

  10. Tried it last night and it was delish! I definitely gained 3lbs though, lol

  11. Wow, this looks quite tasty...I can't wait to try this.

  12. mmmmm rich and creamy! I think I'll try this!

  13. aw thanks! I'm a foodie but no one thinks so since I eat vegan but we throw down too haha :D

  14. Thank you! I just made this and it was excellent...can't wait until tomorrow night for the leftovers

  15. I have to try this. I love pasta & mushrooms.
    Thanks for those wonderful pictures too :) Yum

  16. I tried this recipe the other night on some relatives who decided to "stop by." Needless to say when I got up the next morning, not a spoonful was left in the pan. Next time I'll make it into single servings. LOL. It was delicious and worth the workout I had to do the next day.

  17. I made this last week for my roomie and her mom and it was a total hit. Now this week I'm suppose to cook for my BF and his family and I'm going to try this again. Love this recipe


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