Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Lemon Oregano Chicken Pasta

Here's another staple from the Ries household... a great beginner recipe.

Lemon Oregano Chicken Pasta

3 tablespoons butter
2 or 3 or 10 cloves of minced garlic, depending on who you ask
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup white wine
1 cup cream or half and half
1/2 cup lemon juice
dried or fresh oregano to taste
2 or 3 grilled chicken breasts
parmesan cheese
hot cooked homemade noodles

Saute the garlic in the butter for a couple minutes, then stir in the flour vigorously to form a smooth paste. Add the wine and stir til smooth, then add the cream a little at a time so the sauce stays thick and hot. Reduce slightly, finish with the lemon juice and some oregano. Toss with hot pasta and sliced grilled chicken. Garnish with parmesan cheese.

This is a simple cream sauce that is very forgiving. Add a little more cream to the sauce if you like, use more or less wine, or even stir some parmesan into the sauce as well as sprinkling it on top. The lemon juice gives it a nice bright flavor.

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