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Caramelized Onion, Mushroom and Chicken Penne

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups penne pasta
  • 1 tsp neutral oil
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup white onion sliced
  • 2 cups brown mushrooms diced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4-5 chicken thighs, skin removed
  • 1/4 cup parsley, roughly chopped
  • grated Parmesan, to serve (optional)

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook penne according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a skillet on medium-high heat. Cook onions for 10-15 minutes, stirring often. Once they’ve become caramelized, add the mushrooms and cook another 4-5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from the pan, and set aside.
  3. In the same pan, add the chicken thighs. If needed, add another drop or two of oil. Cook for 7-10 minutes, until golden brown on both sides and cooked through. Remove from pan and set aside.
  4. Return onion and mushroom mixture to the skillet. Add heavy cream, and stir well, getting all the bits off the bottom the pan. Simmer on medium-low for 2-3 minutes, until cream has reduced slightly. Taste for seasoning, and adjust as needed.
  5. Slice the chicken into large pieces.
  6. Add the cooked, drained pasta to the sauce, along with the cooked, sliced chicken and chopped parsley. Toss well, and serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional).
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