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    Italian Pasta Dish

    Total Time:

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    50 mins

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    Andrea L.'s Note:

    This is another recipe taught to me by my Mom. It is a great pasta dish with bold flavors that are sure to please even the pickiest of eaters!

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

    Units: US | Metric

    • 1 (16 ounce) box rigatoni pasta or 1 (16 ounce) box ziti pasta
    • 1 cup of steamed broccoli
    • 1 lb of trimmed chicken breast, pounded slightly for tenderness and cut into 1 to 2 inch chunks
    • 1 egg, mixed with
    • 1/2-3/4 cup milk
    • 2 cups Italian style breadcrumbs
    • 2 cups light oil, for frying,divided
    • 1/2 cup of freshly grated parmesan cheese
    • 1/2-3/4 cup balsamic vinegar

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Prepare chicken first as directed above then dip in egg/milk mixture to coat and then directly into bread crumbs to coat.
    2. 2
      Heat half of oil in large skillet over medium high heat until hot.
    3. 3
      Fry chicken on each side for approximately 2 minutes, depending on size of piece.
    4. 4
      Once chicken is cooked, remove from pan and drain on large brown paper bag until cool.
    5. 5
      As needed, add remaining oil to pan.
    6. 6
      Continue process until all chicken is cooked.
    7. 7
      Set pan aside to cool.
    8. 8
      Next, prepare choosen pasta according to aldente directions.
    9. 9
      Drain and move to a large serving dish.
    10. 10
      Re-heat set aside cooked chicken in microwave on high for 1- 2 minutes (optional).
    11. 11
      Combined steamed broccoli and chicken with pasta.
    12. 12
      Next, drain oil from skillet, leaving only a small coating of oil in pan.
    13. 13
      Heat skillet on low and add balsamic vinegar.
    14. 14
      Stir with wooden spoon to mix in pan drippings until vinegar is reduced (approx. 2 minutes).
    15. 15
      Once balsamic/oil mixture is reduce, pour over pasta dish and mix gently.
    16. 16
      Top with freshly grated cheese and Enjoy!

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 14, 2005

      55

      Had to give this a 5 star in fast, delicious cooking. Great meal when you get home late from work. Great tasting meal! My family of five loved it, thanks Andrea L.

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    Nutritional Facts for Italian Pasta Dish

    Serving Size: 1 (261 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 648.8
     
    Calories from Fat 146
    22%
    Total Fat 16.2 g
    25%
    Saturated Fat 5.5 g
    27%
    Cholesterol 153.4 mg
    51%
    Sodium 486.2 mg
    20%
    Total Carbohydrate 86.0 g
    28%
    Dietary Fiber 4.5 g
    18%
    Sugars 7.2 g
    28%
    Protein 36.7 g
    73%

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    light oil

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