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Grilled Chicken Breast in a Spinach Cheese Sauce
Over Pasta

 

Shown over Gemili Pasta.

 

This is an original Lisanti Italian creation.  I had been playing with the recipe in my head for some time and finally decided to give it a whirl.  To my surprise I created a rather enjoyable dish.  Just for your warning this one is a bit on the expensive side.
Total Cost: 16.75
Feeds 4 people

Ingredients:

  • Chicken Breasts – 4
  • Ricotta Cheese – 1lb
  • Heavy Cream – ½ pint
  • Milk – ½ cup
  • Spinach – 10 oz chopped
  • Salt – 2 tablespoons
  • Pepper – 1 ½ tablespoons
  • Mozzarella Cheese – 12 oz shredded
  • Parmesan Cheese – 8 oz shredded
  • Fresh Garlic – 1-2oz minced
  • Oregano – 2 tablespoons
  • Basil – 1 tablespoon
  • Olive Oil  – 1 tablespoon
  • Pasta – 1lb

Step 1: Grill the Chicken – First clean your chicken breasts of all excess fat.  Then throw it on the grill turn every few minutes till chicken is cooked.  It should probably take around 10-12 minutes.

Step 2: Make the sauce  – Combine Ricotta cheese 1lb, ½ pint of Heavy Cream, ½ cup of Milk, Salt, Pepper, Oregano, Basil, and Garlic.  I have 1 or 2 oz garlic listed but you can add as you see fit.  Im not a really big fan of garlic, I know it sounds absurd for an Italian, so I use just enough to get the flavor but not over power the taste of the other ingredients as I have seen done by others more times then not.  Bring to boil and stir in the Mozzarella Cheese and Parmesan Cheese.

Step 3: Prepare the Spinach – I personally use frozen spinach, but you can use fresh as well.  If you use fresh make sure to chop it up.  Boil your spinach with salt in the water for around 8 minutes.  Strain and ring out spinach of all excess water.  Should be rather dry when your finished with it.

Step 5: Make the pasta – Boil your pasta in an adequate size pot to allow it a fair amount of breathing space.  Add salt and Olive Oil to the water to prevent pasta from sticking and allow it to boil faster.  Boil for around ten minutes or till desired pasta quality.

Step 6: Put it all together – Mix Spinach into boiling sauce, stir for 2 minutes and then let stand for five minutes or so.  Cut chicken into small cubes.  Put the chicken over the pasta and top it all off with the sauce which should have a nice thick consistency.

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