Italian Pasta Dish

Recipe by Andrea L.
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READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    (16 ounce) box rigatoni pasta or (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
  • 12 - 34
    cup milk
  • 2
    cups Italian style breadcrumbs
  • 2
    cups light oil, for frying,divided
  • 12
    cup of freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 12 - 34
    cup balsamic vinegar
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DIRECTIONS

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