CNYEats A Taste of Utica Chicken Artichoke Pasta

by Joanne on January 9, 2011

Posted by Joe Mezzanini, this recipe can be found on page 92 of our book

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and is PERFECT for a quick, satisfying, tasty Sunday meal…. or anytime meal. Make it tonight!  It takes only 30 minutes from start to table.

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Ingredients – Serves 4 *For a vegetarian version, instead of chicken, use Edamame and Vegetable broth.

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  • 3 cups uncooked bow tie pasta

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  • 6 oz jar marinated artichoke hearts, chopped
  • 1 lb chicken breasts, cubed *Use Edamame instead of chicken
  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 7 oz jar roasted red peppers, diced
  • 1 cup chicken broth  *Use vegetable broth instead of chicken
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 TBS cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp salt/pepper
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • grated Parmesan cheese

Cook pasta al dente, drain, set aside under a tent of foil to keep warm.

Warm the liquid from the jar of the marinated artichoke hearts in a large skillet over moderate heat.  Add the chicken and cook for 6 minutes.

Stir in sliced mushrooms, and continue cooking for 6 more minutes. Stir in artichoke hearts and diced red peppers.

In a container with a tight fitting lid, blend the chicken broth, wine, cornstarch, salt and pepper.  Shake together to mix well.  Gradually add the mixture to the chicken.

Turn up the heat to medium and bring to a boil, stir constantly for 2 minutes.

Toss the chicken mixture with the pasta and parsley. Top with cheese if desired. Serve warm.

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The artichokes and peppers offered a wonderful tanginess to this pasta dish.

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I’m making this again with and WITHOUT the chicken because the vegetarian version with edamame was out of this world!

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Memories offered by Peter Cerminaro

I lived at 908 Blandina St. for most of my young life until I went to the service in 1968.  I remember going to Mezz’s store with Frank Benzo and buying soda and candy and sitting on the steps and watch the new cars go by down Kossuth Ave. I remember riding my bike with Frank Mezzanini and Dave Meyers up and down Blandina and Kossuth making believe that we were fire trucks when old engine 5 on the corner of Albany and Blandina went out on a call.

Next week, we get into the meats. Oh no –sausage!

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3 Comments

  • At 2011.01.09 21:00, Heather said:

    I seriously LOVE edamame in pasta dishes – it’s so fantastic! Hope you had a nice weekend!

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      • At 2011.01.10 00:10, Monet said:

        I am actually snacking on some edamame right now 🙂 How much fun is that? And when will they start adding edamame to the online and microsoft word dictionaries? I’m tired of getting that red line under one of my favorite snacks! This pasta dish looks and sounds so delicious. Thank you for sharing it with me tonight. I hope you have a good Monday. Let the week begin!

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