Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Garlic Chicken Farfalle

Wow, I just tried Becky Higgins Garlic Chicken Farfalle It has so much flavor. By far one the best pasta dishes I've had. I served this with a Caesar salad and crusty Italian bread. I think this will be the dish of choice for the next girl's dinner and a movie!

16 oz. Farfalle pasta
1 c. heavy whipping cream
3-4 chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
2 to 3 cloves garlic, crushed OR garlic salt (I do a spoonful of crushed garlic)
1 Tbsp. pepper*
1/2 c. butter
1 lb. bacon, crumpled**
1/2 c. shredded Parmesan cheese
1 (12 oz) Lawry’s mesquite marinade with lime juice

*Seems like a lot of pepper, but it has a wonderful flavor when everything mixes together. If you’re apprehensive, do less pepper. You can always add more.

**We like to cook our bacon in the oven (400 degrees, convection). Way less messy. And it’s crispy every time. Time varies, so you just have to watch it. I think it’s usually around 30 minutes. Allow to cool and then crumple (I totally wear disposable gloves for this part - surprise, surprise).

[ directions ]

Crock pot chicken and bottle of marinade on low for 6 hours. Pull marinated chicken out of the juices, allow to cool a little bit, and shred (I pull it apart). Set this aside. About a half-hour before serving, boil the pasta. In a small saucepan, melt butter, add garlic, whipping cream, pepper, parmesan cheese, and crumpled bacon. Whisk together on low heat for 3-4 minutes. In a large bowl, pour over cooked, drained pasta, add chicken and stir through. Sprinkle a little bit more shredded parmesan cheese on top.


  1. Once again, that sounds HEAVENLY! I can't wait to try it!


  2. Yummy! I am bookmarking this one for a cheat day soon! Thanks for the great recipe.

  3. Wow, that sounds and looks delicious. Bookmarking!

  4. Wow, that sounds amazing! I need to try that :)

  5. That looks so yummy! Thanks for following, I'm following you too!

  6. Just made this for dinner with company. It was a huge hit! Thanks for sharing!


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