Pasta Mia Nona
(Posted on 12/07/2012)

By Ralph Ruocco of Travinia Italian Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • (16 ounce) package farfalle (bow tie) pasta
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cubed
  • 2 1/4 cups heavy cream, divided
  • 1/4 cube chicken bouillon, crumbled
  • 3/4 cup grated Asiago cheese
  • 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped prosciutto
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh garlic
  • 1/4 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 tablespoon parsley flakes

Cooking Directions:

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente. Drain, and set aside.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir chicken cubes, reducing heat if necessary, until no longer pink in center and juices run clear. Set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, bring 2 cups cream to a simmer, stirring often. Whisk in bouillon and cheese until well blended and bouillon has dissolved completely. Dissolve cornstarch in 2 tablespoons water, and whisk into mixture. Cook and stir 2 minutes more, then remove from heat and set aside.
  • Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium high heat. Stir in prosciutto, garlic, and mushrooms and cook until mushrooms are tender, about 3 minutes. Add chicken, reduce heat, and continue cooking until chicken is heated through. Return sauce to the stove and add remaining 1/4 cup cream and parsley flakes. Heat through.
  • To serve, place pasta in a large mixing or serving bowl. Add chicken and mushroom mixture and pour in cream sauce. Toss well, and serve.
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