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Pesto Chicken with Broccoli and Blistered Cherry Tomatoes

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Pesto Chicken with Broccoli and Blistered Cherry Tomatoes
by James Belardo

A good Pine nut/basil Pesto can be used in many ways, as a simple pasta sauce or as an ingredient. Here we use steamed broccoli and oven roasted cherry tomatoes to make a delicious pasta

Ingredients
2-3 chicken breasts, cut into pieces
1 bunch broccoli flowerettes
1/4 onion, cut into slivers
1 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
Flat-leaf parsley
Peperoncino Fiocchi (hot pepper flakes) – optional

Chicken Marinade
2-3 tsp Pesto – Basil and Pine Nut or Pesto – Pistachio and Basil (try our recipes)
1/2 lemon, juice
1/4 cup white wine (Pinit Grigio)
1 tbsp olive oil

Pasta
Rigatoni
Rotini
Cavatelli
Brown Rice

Topping
Ricotta Salata, grated

Directions
1. Mix chicken with the pesto, white wine 1 tbsp olive oil, let marinate for about 30 minutes.
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2. Using medium heat, in cast iron pan using 2 tbsp olive oil, sauté the onions and optional hot pepper flakes.
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3. Toss 2 tbsp olive oil with the halved cherry tomatoes, mix well. Begin to steam the broccoli. You can also lay the halved cherry tomatoes onto a cooking sheet and broil them
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4. When the onions begin to soften add the chicken.
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5. When the chicken is done and the broccoli steamed, mix together in the pan with the leftover marinade
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6. Set the oven to broil, toss the halved cherry tomatoes on top and pop pan into oven and roast the tomatoes
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7. When the pasta is ready, toss a ladle or two of the water with the chicken and broccoli, drain and add 1 tbsp of butter or drizzle a bit of olive oil on the pasta
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8. When the tomatoes are roasted, remove and toss with pasta
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9. Mix with fresh chopped flat-leaf parsley.
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10. Serve with a bit of grated ricotta salt and a drizzle of olive oil
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Enjoy

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September 14, 2020 at 3:33 PM

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