Here’s a recipe for you:Chris Morrell’s Chicken & Broccoli Pasta Alfredo
** Fresh Parmesan-Oregano Pasta**
- 1 cup Semolina Flour
- 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour
- 1/2 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
- 3 large eggs
- 2 Tbsp Oregano
Mix flours, cheese and oregano together (you can also add garlic power, paprika and other herbs as you see fit) in a bowl and then create a small cavity in the center. Break eggs into cavity and whisk with a fork. Continue to whisk as you slowly combine the eggs and flour until a dough forms. Knead dough for several minutes and then begin to roll through a pasta machine. Depending on consistency add more flour or water after a few passes through the machine until the dough is smooth and dry (it shouldn’t be sticky). Once dough has the right consistency, begin decreasing the pasta machine’s thickness setting until you arrive to your preferred pasta thickness. Cut and boil for a few minutes until al dente (because dough is fresh it should only take a minute or two).
- 1 pint Heavy Cream
- 1 stick (8 tbsp) Butter
- 1 tbsp Cream Cheese
- 3/4 cup Parmesan Cheese (shredded or grated)
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
Combine butter, cream and cream cheese in a sauce pan over a medium heat until melted and mixed well. Add the parmesan cheese and garlic (and salt and pepper, if you wish) and turn heat to low. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring often. Take your time with the sauce and it’ll be worth it.
Pan-Fried Chicken & Steamed Broccoli
The chicken and broccoli, though important, take the back-seat to the cheese in this dish. Simply remove the fat from three chicken breasts, cut into bit-sized pieces and pan-fry over a medium-high heat in a few turns of olive oil. You can optionally season the chicken with some paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, thyme, etc before frying, but keep the spices to a minimum. Cooking will take about 10-14 minutes.
Cut two heads of broccoli into bite-sized pieces (removing the stems first). Steam until they reach your softness preference. Cooking will take anywhere from 5-10 minutes.
Mix pasta, chicken and broccoli together and plate. Pour sauce over each dish liberally. Eat!Now, I just kind-of guestimated everything, so I don’t know if it’s exactly right (I don’t typically use strict measurements when I cook). But whatever it is, it’ll probably be good!