Yummers according to my wife. Somewhat inspired by an ATK recipe called Simple Red Sauce that is a quick flavorful marinara which they state will cook in about the time of cooking the pasta. The only trouble was no meat. We are meatasauruses at this house and chicken is the favorite. So instead of about 15 minutes, it took 30 minutes. Not bad, not bad at all.
I really did a 5 rating initially but went back to a 4. But it’s a high 4.
Notes: ATK make a big deal out of using crushed tomatoes that had tomato listed as the first ingredients. Also the use of butter in the recipe. I think they are absolutely correct on both counts. Also the grated onion does seem to release flavor better.
Trim chicken breast of any fat. Cut into slices across the grain of the meat about 3/8 inch thick then cut again the other way to make more bit size pieces. Melt 2 T butter in a large nonstick frying/saute pan over medium high heat then add garlic and cook for about 30 seconds prior to adding chicken.
Shred onion with the large side of a shredder. When chicken is cook to the point of no pink and easily “cut” with a wooded spoon (about 10 minutes), add the onion and continue to cook until nicely browned (about another 10 minutes). Add all other spices and cook for about a minute then add tomatoes. Simmer for a short period until your pasta is cooked.
2 skinless, boneless chicken breast2 T butter4 cloves garlic minced1 medium onion shredded28 oz can good quality crushed tomatoes. (tomato must be listed as first ingredient on the can)2 t dry basal (or 2 T fresh basal)1 t salt1/2 t pepper1/2 t crushed red pepper1/2 t oregano1/4 tsp sugar
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 servings
April 20, 2011