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This is known to Hubster as Red Cat Chicken Penne. Hubster is very picky when it comes to pasta, he either wants spaghetti & meatballs or spaghetti & meat sauce (and on occasion fettucine alfredo with chicken). He doesn’t like most sauces, or any vegetables on his pasta. He even complains about the pasta shape, telling me that farfalle (or as he says bow ties) doesn’t look as good as spaghetti. So, I was surprised at how much he enjoyed this dish and quickly got seconds before I had even eaten half!
12 chicken breast tenderloins, 3 Tbs. olive oil, 1 lb. package of penne, 2 c. Red Cat (or other sweet red wine), 4 medium tomatoes, 1 1/2 c. fresh basil (cut into thin strips), extra sharp provolone, 1/2 clove of garlic minced, fresh cracked black pepper, fresh ground sea salt, 2 Tbs. butter
Cook penne according to package directions. Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic. Add tenderloins and brown on each side, make sure center is no longer pink. Add 1/2 c. Red Cat and simmer 2 minutes. Remove chicken from pan. Add tomatoes, basil, pepper and salt to pan, cook until tomatoes are soft. Remove tomatoes and basil, toss with chicken. In pan, add remaining Red Cat and butter, stirring continuously. Loosen any food stuck on the bottom of the pan. Simmer and allow sauce to thicken. Place pasta in dish, top with chicken & tomatoes, sprinkle with provolone and pour sauce over pasta. Serve hot and enjoy!
Hubster wanted me to type this one, before I forgot how I made it.