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Holy calamity! May 6, 2008

I thought I’d try my hand at a recipe+picture+process type post. The recipe for tonight’s dinner is Chicken Penne in Smoky Chili Cream Sauce (from Family Circle), which I altered slightly. It sounded good and the picture looked pretty darn tasty so I thought I’d give it a shot.

Assemble your ingredients.

12 oz + 1 or 2 small handfulls uncooked penne pasta
1.5 Tbs canola oil
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3/4″ chunks
1/3 c. + a small handfull chopped onion
1 tsp minced garlic (or 3 cloves, I prefer more)
2 c prepared Alfredo sauce
1/4 c chipotle in adobo sauce, very roughly chopped
2 tsp chili powder
2 tsp maple syrup
1/4 tsp salt
6 sliced cooked bacon, chopped (or large crumble)

1. Cook penne according to package directions. Drain.
2. While penne is cooking, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat on your super-awesome blacklight stove for about 5 minutes or until cooked through.

Awesome Blacklight Stove

3. Reduce heat to medium. Add onion to the skillet and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds.

Garlic and Onions

Stir in the Alfredo sauce, chipotle, chili powder, maple syrup and salt. Cook over medium-high heat until bubbly.

Smoky Chili Cream Sauce sans chicken

Stir in the chicken.

4. Place the pasta back into the pot and stir in the Alfredo and chicken mixture. Spoon pasta onio a large serving platter and garnish with the bacon.



Oh my creamy Alfredo god. This was freakin’ delicious. I’m shocked by this Family Circle recipe. J is going to love this. Hopefully there will be some left over for lunch but I’m not counting on it.


One Response to “Holy calamity!”

  1. patriciaholdenmd Says:

    It’s a well-written and simple to follow guide. Congratulations on your masterpiece!

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