I have a habit of documenting food that I find delicious. I find hand scrawled notes in my purse all the time with a list of ingredients, recipe titles and sometimes, even, tasting notes (such as it was sweet or had a spicy kick, etc…). I also have dozens of food and menu photos on my phone.
All serving as reminders of dishes I want to try to recreate when I get home. Some of these recipes never materialize in my kitchen. I either forget or cannot seem to figure out a recipe that tastes just like the restaurant. But, there are times when I hit the proverbial nail on the head. This is one of those times.
This recipe is from an Italian restaurant chain. You know… the one that references a garden. I’m sure you can guess which one I’m talking about. This recipe includes a pan seared chicken breast that is served with a creamy white wine sauce (hence the name “Vino Bianco”) tossed with tomatoes.
It’s a decadent, culinary-inspired recipe that is easy to make at home and ready in under 30 minutes. It’s perfect for a busy weeknight or even company! My family loved this recipe! They felt like it was such a treat to have this dish at home.
And, since we were enjoying a culinary inspired meal, I thought it was only fair that Jack, our cat, got a gourmet meal too.
I fed him Meow Mix Bistro, a new line of bistro-inspired dry cat food that is perfect for feline foodies. It’s carefully prepared with real chicken or salmon and 100% balanced nutrition. The ingredients are a higher quality so I can feel good about feeding Jack. Plus, I’m able to give him an elevated dining experience too – the fine china isn’t just for people! We got to share the familiar flavors of our own meal with our favorite feline.
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Chicken Vino Bianco
Chicken Vino Bianco
- 1 pound of boneless skinless chicken breasts - thinly sliced
- 3/4 cup flour - divided
- 2 teaspoons House Seasoning Blend - divided
- 1/8 cup olive oil
- 1 pound angel hair pasta
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup onion - finely minced
- 5 cloves garlic - minced
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup lemon juice - about 2 lemons
- 1 cup white wine - (I used Sauvignon Blanc)
- 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 scallions - chopped (divided)
- 2 Roma tomatoes - seeded and diced (divided)
- 1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
- Season both sides of the chicken with 1 teaspoon of House Seasoning Blend.
- Add 1/2 cup of flour to a shallow dish; place seasoned chicken in the flour to coat both sides.
- Shake off any excess flour.
- In large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
- Cook chicken until golden brown on both sides and cooked through, about 8-10 minutes.
- Remove chicken to a plate and cover.
- While chicken is cooking, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil; add pasta and cook according to package directions.
- Before draining, reserve 1 cup of pasta water and set aside.
- In the same skillet the chicken was cooked in, melt butter.
- Cook onions until translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
- Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
- Add remaining flour to the skillet and stir to combine with the butter.
- Add the cream, lemon juice and wine; whisk until smooth.
- Stir in remaining teaspoon of House Seasoning, red pepper flakes, half of the tomatoes, half of the scallions and parmesan cheese; whisk until combined.
- Allow to simmer for a 3-4 minutes until sauce thickens slightly.
- If sauce needs to be thinned, add reserved pasta water until desired consistency.
- Place cooked pasta in a large bowl or platter; top with cooked chicken.
- Pour sauce over top of chicken and pasta.
- Top with remaining tomatoes and scallions.
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- When a recipe call for House Seasoning Blend, you can use this recipe or substitute salt and pepper to taste.
- I always use unsalted butter in my recipes.
- I always use a meat thermometor to test for doneness when cooking meat. This one is my favorite.
- When a recipe is made in the oven, it should be pre-heated to the temperature in the recipe, unless otherwise noted.
- The nutritional information provided in this recipe is an estimate. Learn more on how I calculate nutritional information for my recipes.
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