Thursday, January 24, 2008

Penne with Chicken and shitake mushrooms

PENNE WITH CHICKEN & SHITAKE MUSHROOMS
IN PINK CREAM SAUCE

1 lb. penne pasta
1 lb. chicken breast, cut into 1/2" strips, 2" long
1/4 lb. shitake mushrooms, chopped
3 c. heavy cream
4 c. tomato sauce
3 shallots, cleaned & diced
1/8 c. olive oil
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Flour to cover

Cook pasta as directed.
Sauce: Place 1/8 cup oil in fry pan. Flour chicken pieces. Saute chicken in oil until browned. Add shallots, cook 2 minutes more. Add tomato sauce; cook 3 minutes more. Add cream; let boil. Put pasta in sauce. Garnish with fresh basil.

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