Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
Thsi is from the "Desperation Dinners" cookbook. Don't ask me why the name - possibly because of the bowties? Well, in that case, it shold be called "Men's Formal Wear Accessory Chicken." Anyway, it's easy to put together and the sauce is very tasty.
- 6 cups bow tie pasta
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 small onion (for 1/2 cup chopped)
- 2 cups frozen chopped broccoli
- 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream (regular or reduced fat)
- 1 cup half-and-half
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder
- Add bowties to a pot of boiling water and cook until tender - about ten minutes - and drain.
- Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large nonstick skillet.
- Add the chopped onion and cook till the onion is soft, about 3 minutes.
- Slice the chicken into 1/2 inch strips.
- Raise the heat to medium high and add chicken to onions,and cook until the chicken is no longer pink, stirring often.
- Meanwhile, place the broccoli in a microwave-safe dish and microwave 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 minutes,covered, on high until it is just warm.
- Remove the chicken from the skillet with a slotted spoon and set aside.
- Reduce the heat to medium-low.
- Stir the sour cream and half-and-half into the chicken juices to blend well, then add the mustard, Worcestershire,and garlic powder. Stir well and continue to cook until the sauce is slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Do not boil.
- Return the chicken to the skillet and add the broccoli, then raise the heat to medium-high and bring the sauce almost to a boil.Reduce the heat to low and simmer to blend the flavors, 1 to 2 minutes.Do not boil.
- Place a serving of bowties on a plate. Top with the chicken mixture and enjoy.
We really enjoyed this quick and easy meal. Served with some sliced summer tomatoes and cucumbers on the side and it was a complete meal. Thanks for posting. Made in honor of MEP for her cookathong. RIP
We really enjoyed this very different, but very tasty, dish. I used heavy cream which really helped the sauce cling to the other ingredients. I also left my broccoli florets whole (just preference). I really had no idea what this would end up tasting like, but was very pleasantly surprised!! I love the distinct combo of the dijon and Worcestershire. Neither too overpowering...but definitely noticeable. Very quick and easy. Thanks for this really great recipe!! :)