Italian food is a favorite in our home. Italian cuisine focuses on fresh, quality ingredients. The primary ingredients vary by region. Many classic Italian dishes only call for 4-8 ingredients making it a favorite for those who need to make dinner quickly.
It is a given that when I am making pasta, it will be served with a side of bruschetta. In an attempt to make dinner quickly after a long day at work, I decided to cut out the bread and combine the flavors of the bruschetta with the pasta. The result was a delicious, quick and easy dinner.
Here is my recipe
3/4 cup finely chopped white onion
1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
2 tablespoons chopped basil
4 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 cup heavy cream
5 oz or 3/4 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
8 oz or 1 cup mozzarella pearls
2 large chicken breasts cut into 8 smaller pieces
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1. Season chicken breasts with salt and paper. Cook until brown in olive oil. Set Aside.
4. Toss with your favorite pasta. See my previous post for easy, homemade linguine.
5. Enjoy 🙂