Apr

22

2009

Please Pass Those Mints

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Chicken and Penne Pasta in Garlic Rosemary Sauce

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Chicken and Penne with Garlic Rosemary Sauce-Duo Dishes

Garlic lives in limbo, that’s for sure. On one hand, it has so many health benefits and it adds such distinct flavor to food. On the other hand, it wreaks havoc on the mouth. This was a meal that demanded an after dinner mint for sure. Talk about garlic overload! We love us some garlic. It’s in almost everything. If it’s not a dessert, it probably has garlic. And not just one clove. It’s usually a minimum of three because that’s how we roll. This dish has much more than one clove or even three, and if you’re a bold soul–or if you’re spending at least 24 hours alone–toss in a bit more. We support that.

As we said, don’t make this for a hot date unless it’s a stay-at-home night with a longtime boo who will excuse the hot breath that will ensue. Apart from that, this garlic packed, creamy sauce is sure to satisfy anyone who can appreciate a hearty yet fairly basic chicken and pasta dish. Although we didn’t add any spice to this meal, a nice sprinkling of red pepper flakes would totally seal the deal.

Chicken and Penne Pasta in Garlic Rosemary Sauce – Serves 4
2 1/2 cups penne pasta
6 chicken breast tenders
1 1/2 cup frozen peas
6 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons rosemary, minced
2 tablespoons poultry seasoning
2 cups pasta water
1 bouillon cube, crushed
1/3 cup flour
Kosher salt
Olive oil

1. Boil pasta according to box directions. Drain, saving 2 cups of the pasta water, and set aside. Add bouillon to water as it sits.

2. Drop a bit of olive oil in a skillet.

3. As oil heats, cover chicken in poultry seasoning. When oil is hot enough, add chicken and cook until juices run clear, approximately 2 minutes on each side. Set aside.

4. Immediately add a bit more olive oil, flour, garlic and rosemary and whisk until flour is crumbly. Drizzle in a tad bit more olive oil (no more than a teaspoon) if it seems too thick. Keep stirring.

5. Add water and peas. Keep whisking until smooth. Let cook over low heat until bubbly and thick.

6. Cut chicken into pieces and add chunks along with pasta into sauce. Toss to combine. Salt to taste.

Click HERE for the printable recipe.

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  1. That is so rich and yummy looking.

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  2. Being Romanian I constantly live in fear of Dracula so the more garlic I can keep in my diet the longer I will live.

    I agree about garlic going in everything and 3 cloves is always a good starting point.

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  3. This looks fantastic you guys! I am ALL about the garlic too! That sauce looks so creamy and delicious!

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  4. Sounds fantastic, love the creaminess, the peas, the chicken,a perfect one pot meal.

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  5. Delightful pasta preparation! Love the garlic rosemary sauce!

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  6. Very inviting dish, Duo! I love that it looks so creamy and I especially love those peas. Peas and pasta are one of my most favorite combos. The more garlic the better, I’m not afraid! lol

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  7. Your bright, creamy and garlicky dish is a delight for the palate! How afraid to the garlic?

    I don’t have tasted a garlic dessert, yet…;)

    Cheers!
    Gera

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  8. Mmm, this dish looks delicious! I’m a huge garlic fan, and I faithfully abide by your minimum of three cloves rule. I won’t lie: my homemade meat sauce recipe has about 8 cloves of garlic in it. I love the stuff! Thank goodness my boyfriend loves it too–two garlicky breaths cancel one another out, right?

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  9. Sounds really yummy and that sauce looks so creamy and delicious! And with 6 cloves of garlic… I feel my cholesterol lowering just reading about it ;)

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  10. you cant scare me – I will put in double the garlic you suggest – I am a rebel! I guess the only way I am going to taste this delicious pasta dish is if I try and make it myself….

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  11. That sauce is going on my list of things to make!!! Garlic? Rosemary?! Sauce?! I’m there!

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  12. The more the garlic the better is what I say!!

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  13. Yeah baby! Garlic rules! Hey, it doesn’t matter if your breath stinks, just so long as the other persons does too. :)

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  14. Oh I tooootally roll with the garlic. Even when I’m just cooking one portion, I’ll throw in a big fat clove! It’s worth the bad breath.

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  15. That garlic herb sauce rocks! I actually love all the aromatic garlic-flavoured dishes.

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  16. As creamy and rich as this looks, I expected to see actual cream in the recipe! Because of that, I’d file this under “Healthy” 8-D! Bring on the Bulb – I love garlic. It is the perfume of the cooking gods (and goddesses)!

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  17. So silky and delicious looking.
    Cheers,
    elra

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  18. As long as you are both eating the garlic, I say it’s all good! Beautiful recipe.

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  19. That looks so good and creamy! I love creamy sauces with penne! And peas too!! :)

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  20. I am a garlic lover too – I use it in everything (except desserts). This pasta looks so rich and creamy – yum!

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  21. bring on the garlic baby! oh yeah!
    loving it loving it!

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  22. Peas and mint are such a fab duo. Tossing them in pasta just makes it all even better.

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  23. I love garlic and I love pasta in a cream sauce. Looks yummy!

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  24. Thought I left a comment… Love garlic, and can be a little heavy handed with it.. Had garlic ice cream at a festival once- amazingly good..

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  25. I always more garlic than recipes suggest. Roasted, fresh, minced, sliced, I love it any way shape or form.

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  26. That looks right up my alley :) I adore garlic too but need to plan for it as you suggest. Otherwise I feel too self conscious having garlic breath around unsuspecting people.

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  27. This dish looks well, delish! I love peas and mint, what a heavenly spring combo.

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  28. We love pasta couple times a week. This one with lot’s of garlic is right in my alley. Thanks.

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  29. “… unless it’s a stay-at-home night with a longtime boo who will excuse the hot breath that will ensue …” You could turn this into a rap song.

    The only way to solve the garlic breath problem is to feed garlic to everyone in your vicinity.

    I love garlic. Bring it on.

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  30. Your dinner looks great! So creamy!

    To answer your question on my blog about the chihuahua cheese, its a Mexican cheese that you should be able to get at any deli. It melts great, so its great for quesadillas and any other kind of mexican dish.

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  31. Bring on the garlic! I love it-this looks creamy and comforting-and so very delicious!

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  32. Mmm garlic, good thing I’m already married.

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  33. This looks like a dish that my family would love. I have a hard time getting my little ones to eat peas, but in pasta- no problem!

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  34. I just love garlic and penne too. The combination of ingredients are cleverly done to bring out the flavour of garlic just the way I love it.

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  35. Sounds great! The trick with garlic is that you have to get everyone you’ll be spending the evening with to eat it. The odor is only terrible for the people who haven’t partaken.

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  36. holy cow. this is going on my list immediately. i love peas and pasta!

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  37. I ain’t mad at a little garlic, that’s for damn sure. Just give me some bread to swab up that sauce, hunny!

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  38. Where was my invite???? I don’t know whether to be insulted I didn’t get any or go cook me some!!!! LOL :D

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  39. If garlic lives in limbo then put me squarely there too! Great pasta dish!

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  40. Garlic is my kryptonite. I’m obsessed with it, much to the chagrin of my boyfriend! I put it in homemade salad dressing for a little kick. Love. It.

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  41. Garlic, how I love thee. It sounds like we’re in agreement on garlic’s place in the kitchen alright :)

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  42. Wow! That pasta looks fantastic, creamy, and wicked tasty! I love hearty pasta dishes like this one, and all that garlic would be so tasty. Yum!

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  43. This looks great. I love garlic, the more the better :)

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  44. I adore garlic and always have. My philosophy has always been, “Why add 2 cloves when you can add 4?”

    I love how you achieved such a nice creamy consistency with this dish. It looks so rich, but the receipes seems pretty light.

    I’ve actually been trying to get away from the garlic a bit in my cooking lately. I still love it, but I was afraid I was getting to thepoint where everything was tasting like garlic. I wanted to learn to appreciate other flavors.

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  45. Ah, this sounds fantastic. I love garlic in just about everything except ice cream. Eating entire roasted bulbs, so soft and oily and warm, is a serious treat for me! Your dish looks delish!

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  46. Looks like a lovely creamy and luxurious sauce. Mmmmm!

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  47. Looks great!

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  48. Hot date or not, there’s gonna be garlic involved if I can help it. :)

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  49. Hi,
    This pasta dish is looking like spring! Green!
    Love it!

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  50. That thick creamy sauce looks really good on that pasta!

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  51. wow what a lovely penne, great stuff, cheers for sharing it, very inspiring :) xx
    Rico-Recipes

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  52. That looks absolutely delicious. I love garlic!

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  53. I distrust anyone that doent like garlic.

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  54. Even in my gluten-free rebellion stage of life, this dish will always be close to my…well, I want to say mouth, but I will say heart…as a walking dead, because someone forgets to tell us we do not sleep as much when we get older, I am immune to garlic, so, bring it on!

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