Chicken & Bocconcini With Delicious Chunky Sauce

Total Time
45mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

I used http://www.food.com/recipe/vegetarian-pasta-sauce-167014 as my recipe base because I wanted something chunky & rich to go with my cheese. Many thanks for sharing that recipe because it was PERFECT.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a large pan (big enough for the entire dish) and saute onions & garlic and brown chicken.
  2. Add the tomatos, paste and vegetables.
  3. Add all herbs and seasoning.
  4. Bring sauce to a boil and then simmer for 20-30 minutes.
  5. Once sauce is set to simmer, prepare pasta.
  6. When water for pasta is boiling, add the bocconcini to the sauce and stir through. You're aiming for the cheese to be a little melty but still hold most of it's shape.
  7. When pasta is ready, serve and enjoy!
  8. Belissimo!
Most Helpful

Bocconcini was impossible to find in our area, so I subbed in Aged Mozzarella. This sauce is very dense and good. The only thing I would really change is to sauté the carrots and celery with the onions and garlic instead of just adding them directly to the sauce. The veggies were a little bit too crunchy still at the end of the 30 minute simmering time. Thank you for a recipe pretty close to the one I grew up with. I can't wait until my uncle brings me back some Bocconcini so I can use the correct cheese. Thank you Satyne! Made for Photo Tag Summer 2013.

ElizabethKnicely June 28, 2013