Monday, March 9, 2009

Gourmet Monday

We have a new Nordstrom in town. We made of first visit by the looks of the store you would think we were in New York it was beautiful. Just outside of Nordstrom's is a Pretzel Maker, and we could not go home and eat because of the Open House going on. The plan was to split a pretzel but when we got to the end of the big line hubby wanted his own, go figure. So I ordered a Garlic needless to say he would not get near me the rest of the day.

When we got home I figured I already have garlic breath lets add to it who cares now we are home. Grandmother Katerine was a little Sicilian women and she loved spicy food. Hubby always talks about how great her food was with lots of spices and hot to beat and of course Garlic. So I modernized it up a little with my own twists. After all of the teasing about my breath he loved it, what could he say his breath now smell just like mine.

Sicilian Spicy Chicken Rigatoni

6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
3 cloves of garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes
1/4 soy beans (Edamame)
2 tablespoons capers
1/4 teaspoon Oregano
1/4 teaspoon Paprika
1/4 Garlic Powder
1/4 Onion Powder
1 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
3 Tablespoon Lemon Pepper
1/4 cup Corn Meal
1 can Italian tomatoes
1 can tomato sauce
1 lb box Rigatoni

Mix together Oregano,Paprika,Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Red Pepper Flakes, Lemon Pepper and Corn Meal. Put in plastic bag coat each piece of chicken with powder mixture. Heat large skillet with olive oil place chicken and garlic in pan and simmer on each side for 10 minutes or until done cooking entirely. Cook Rigatoni according to box. In skillet where chicken was cooked place tomatoes, tomato sauce,soy beans, capers and sun dried tomatoes bring to boil. Mix Rigatoni with tomato mixture place on plate or bowl and serve chicken on top.


Joie de vivre said...

I LOVE dishes like this! The thing with garlic is that BOTH people have to enjoy it, then you don't chase the other one off....self preservation that way. I'm glad you made this for your hubby so that your garlic smell was not offensive to him anymore. He should learn his lesson next time and order the garlic pretzel with you!

Mary said...

I love the colors as well as the flavors of this dish. I'm another who can't resist hot pretzels (the mother's milk of street snacks).

Rosemary said...

Will be trying this recipe also the chocolate spearment pie.
Yummy !

Karen said...

Beautiful picture and the dish sounds so good!

Linda said...

This is so colorful and it sounds great. We grow our own garlic so we are BIG fans! Having an Italian husband is a wonderful thing. Right ourside our door is out Italian garden...tomato plants, basil and garlic!

teresa said...

Oooh, this looks wonderful, who can resist Sicilian!

Sara said...

This looks great, I love the use of edamame. Very colorful too!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Looks to die for!!!!!