Here’s another one of this dishes that reminds me of mom’s home cooking. My mom made this dish a lot when I was growing up, because we all liked it. Not sure where she got the original recipe…perhaps the San Francisco Chronicle. The dish has olives in it, and since -s claims to not like olives I don’t cook this very often. With -s out of town, I was going through my old recipe cards, came across this one, and new I should make it. It was pretty darn tasty…just as I remember.
- 1 lb. pasta
- 1 TBSP olive oil
- 1 lb. chicken breasts, but into bite size pieces
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 1/2 c. chicken stock
- 1/2 c. white wine (you can substitute the stock here if you don’t like/use wine)
- 1 1/2 c. grape tomatoes, chopped
- 1/3 c. raisins
- 1/3 c. nuts
- 1/3 c. olives, chopped
- 1/2 parsley, minced
- Get pasta water started, and cook pasta according to directions on the box.
- Meanwhile, in a large nonstick pan, heat olive oil over high heat. Add chicken, salt, and pepper and saute for 5 minutes; then add the garlic and cook another 2 minutes or until chicken is done. Remove chicken mixture and put in a bowl and keep warm.
- Return pan to stove over high heat add the stock, wine, and tomatoes and boil for 5 minutes or until reduced by half. Add raisins, nuts, olives, and parsley, and cook for 2 minutes. Return chicken to pan, toss to coat and heat through. Serve over pasta.
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