As you know, I am not an expert in the kitchen. It’s rare that I cook and even more rare when I try out new recipes.
I do absolutely love Pioneer Woman’s recipes! Why? Because she literally spells out each step with pictures. How can you possibly mess it up with her step-by-step picture tutorial.
One of my favorite all time recipes on her site…“Penne a la Betsy”.
I’m not sure if you will believe this or not, but I actually added my own little tweak to this recipe and it’s even BETTER!
*Go ahead and fall out of your chair in disbelief….N O W.*
Ingredient List:3/4 Pound Tail-less/Peeled Shrimp 2 Chicken Breasts 4-5 Cups Penne Butter Olive Oil 1/2 Onion 3 Cloves Garlic 1/2 Cup White Wine 1 – 8 oz Can Tomato Sauce 1 Cup Heavy Cream Fresh Basil Sprinkle of Parsley Salt & Pepper Parmesan Cheese
Rinse shrimp. Cut up chicken breasts in to cubes.
Heat 2 Tbsp butter and 1 Tbsp olive oil in a medium skillet. Add the chicken and cook on medium (approximately 7-10 minutes). Add in shrimp and cook (5-7 minutes on medium).
While your chicken and shrimp is cooking you can start boiling your water for your penne.
In a large skillet heat 2 Tbsp butter and 2 Tbsp olive oil. Add 3 cloves of minced garlic and 1/2 of a finely diced onion and saute’. Stir occasionally.
Once your chicken and shrimp look about like this…
…set them aside on a cutting board.
Chop the chicken and shrimp in to small bite-sized pieces and set aside.
After the garlic and onions have cooked some then add your white wine. Let the wine evaporate for a few minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add 8 oz can of plain tomato sauce. Stir until it is mixed in well. Add 1 cup of heavy cream and stir. You can turn the heat down to low and let it simmer while you chop the fresh basil.
Add a sprinkle of fresh basil and a sprinkle of parsley (I don’t use fresh parsley, but you can).
Now add your chopped chicken and shrimp into the cream sauce mixture and stir. Add a pinch of salt and pepper.
Drain your penne and add in to the cream sauce.
I top it with a little bit of parmesan cheese.
If you don’t like shrimp, I have also made this with just chicken (or vice versa). It is one of the best pasta dishes I have tried!
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