Thursday, January 19, 2017

Pasta Inspired by Barnelli's Pasta Bowl Chicken Al' Diavolo


Our featured guest cook this time is our cousin Sinisa.  As you have seen in some of our previous posts, he loves to cook and he always has some delicious new recipes to show us.  This time, he made a tasty Italian dish inspired by Barnelli's Pasta Bowl Chicken Al' Diavolo and we loved it!  He brought some fresh bread that we got to dip into the tasty pasta sauce.  So here is the recipe! :)

Ingredients: 
  • 1.5 lb Chicken Breast Tenderloins
  • 1/4 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 green jalapeno pepper, chopped
  • 1 red jalapeno pepper, chopped
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • fresh basil leaves 3/8 oz or to taste, chopped
  • 1/2 stick of unsalted butter
  • 1 package of Farfalle pasta
  • 16 oz. of half & half cream milk
  • 1 brick of 8 oz. extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • olive oil or grapeseed oil
  • red hot pepper flakes to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh loaf of bread for dipping





Directions:
  • chop the peppers
  • mince the garlic
  • grate the cheddar cheese 
  • chop the mint 
  • set all of these ingredients to the side






  • boil water in a large pan and add Farfalle pasta 
  • cook pasta according to instructions
  • drain and set aside to cool

  • wash the chicken tenderloins and season with salt and pepper on both sides
  • heat the oil in a large pan and sautee the chicken on both sides until golden
  • move chicken to a plate and let it cool




  • In the heated oil left from chicken, add the chopped peppers, garlic and hot pepper flakes and sautee for a couple of minutes making sure that the garlic doesn't brown too much
  • add butter and stir 



  • in the meantime, cut up the chicken into bitesize pieces
  • add the chicken to the peppers, garlic and butter mix and continue cooking for a few more minutes, mixing well all of the ingredients 



  • add cooked pasta, half and half cream milk and grated cheddar cheese and mix well 
  • keep cooking until the cheese melts 



  • transfer to serving plates and sprinkle with basil 
  • add more hot pepper flakes if you prefer spicier food



  • cut up the fresh bread and serve with pasta 




  • This pasta would go well with your favorite wine or beer.  We decided to have some beer with it.  Enjoy!! :-P  
  • Thanks Sinisa for this delicious new recipe on our blog!  
  • Don't forget to let us know if you tried the recipe and how you liked it.  We would love to see some of your photos as well!


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