- 1 lb pasta (450g)fettucini
- 2 large chicken breasts cut in half and pounded to 1/2 inch thick.
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 lb fresh asparagus (450g)
- ½ lb sugar pod peas (225 g)
- 3 cloves garlic finely minced
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 2 cup Half and Half (236 ml)
- 1 cup parmesian cheese (100g) grated
- 4 tbsp butter
This chicken pasta bowl is my favorite way to combine the late spring vegetables from my garden. It is quick and straightforward to make, super delicious, and shouts welcome summer. If you are vegetarian, then skip the chicken or use the Beyond Meat grilled chicken strips. I love it with both the Beyond Meat and the real chicken. Add a green salad and a toasted and dinner is ready.I guess the answer to that is how you define “special” I personally think that all of the ingredients are special. The vegetables are organically grown in my garden, and I make my own pasta. I know most of you don’t have a garden; however, asparagus and sugar-pod peas still make this dish special. This fettuccine is an egg pasta; however, a vegetable (spinach, carrot, or beet) pasta is also good. The beet pasta is beautiful with green vegetables. That is unless you aren’t into purplish pasta. The other ingredients are simple; Half and Half, butter, and parmesan cheese. Quick and easy to make. Unless you make your own pasta, then it can take about 90 minutes longer.
Cook the pasta and grill the chicken breasts while the vegetables are roasting.
Preheat oven to 450°°F. Snap the tough ends off of the asparagus and cut the asparagus into 2 inch pieces.
Spread the asparagus and sugar-pod peas on a roasting pan. Sprinkle with the minced garlic. Drizzle with the olive oil. Add Salt and Pepper to taste. Roast for 8 - 10 minutes or until fork- tender.
Season the Chicken Breast with salt and pepper and grill until the internal temp is 170°F, or the juices run clear when it is cut into.
Bring 4-6 quarts of salted water to a full rolling boil. Add the pasta and cook to desired doneness. 6-7 minutes for al-dente. If pasta is freshly made, 90 seconds to 2 minutes for al-dente.
Once pasta is done drain, split between 4 serving bowls. Heat the half with the butter in a bowl until hot in the microwave. Stir in the parmesan cheese to combine and pour 1/4 portions over each bowl of pasta. Divide the roasted vegetable equally between the pasta bowl Slice the grilled chicken breast and place it on top. Garnish with some fresh-grated parmesan cheese and Italian parsley.