"Recipes are meant to be shared"...Ann Thibeault

Friday, June 19, 2009

Penne with Grilled Chicken

This is one of those really simple dinners that doesn't take long to put together after getting home from work.

Basic Steps:

Put the water on to boil for the pasta.

Flatten the chicken breasts and season - rub with garlic, salt, pepper, a smear of Dijon mustard the juice of half a lemon and a little olive oil. Set aside.

Saute garlic in olive oil and add a can of quality Italian tomatoes. Season with salt, pepper and hot pepper flakes. Toss in a few Kalamata olives.

While the sauce is simmering, turn on the grill.

Add the penne to the boiling water. Let the pasta cook a couple of minutes and then put the chicken on the grill. Only takes about 5 minutes to cook. When the pasta is done, drain and toss with in the sauce. Add a handfull or two of fresh chopped basil and serve.

See what I mean? Easy and quick.


  1. Ann, that makes me want to get out and grill. It looks delicious. Beautiful photos.

  2. The chicken and pasta looks awesome, sometimes its easy to forget how simple and fantastic great Italian cooking can be. Thanks for the post.

  3. Hi Ann! My kind of dinner... :)
    GREAT shot, it looks delicious. I spied your photo immediately this morning on Tastespotting.

    It's always such a treat to see what you're cooking/baking. Have a great week. xo~m.


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