Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken, Pinenuts, Artichokes and Sundried Tomato

Many years ago before I was married, I had a version of this pasta and fell in love with the simplicity of the 'sauce' and the explosion of flavor that it had.
I have left out the chicken for vegetarian friends and family, used rice pasta for those with gluten intolerance... the possibilities are endless!!!!!

I made this with fresh angel hair pasta

Serves 8


2 pounds of Angel Hair Pasta or Rice Pasta ( Fresh or store bought)
4 diced chicken breasts
8.5 oz artichoke hearts in brine (salt water)  quartered length wise
8.5 oz sun dried tomatoes in olive oil sliced thin
1 cup of pine nuts raw
5 cloves of garlic minced
3 cups of chicken stock
Italian seasoning
1 cup white wine
Sea Salt
Fresh cracked black pepper
Red pepper flake
olive oil
Fresh parmesean cheese


* Put your water on to boil for the pasta
* In a very large pan add a splash of olive oil and 2 tbs of butter to melt on medium heat
* Add your garlic and pine nuts, cook until golden brown, be careful not to burn!!!!
* Add 4 tsp or more of Italian seasoning
* Add your sun dried tomato including some of the oil
* Add your chicken and stir to brown (not cook completely) all sides, slowly adding your chicken stock and wine 1/2 a cup at a time, letting reduce before adding more
* Turn down the heat to a low simmer
* Add 1 tsp of red pepper flake and 1 tsp of sea salt and cover for 5 minutes
* Add your artichoke hearts and give a final stir and turn the heat off and cover
* When the pasta is al dente ( Still firm) drain and add to the mixture
* Stir and coat the pasta in the sauce and cover again and let sit another 5 minutes to let the hot pasta absorb all the flavors

*Serve with a generous amount of shredded parmesean cheese, a small simple salad and fresh garlic bread

Wine Suggestion- Gruner Veltiner

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Serving sizes and this sight.....

As many of you have come to realize, I am usually making huge amounts of food and alot of times for more than just my family. However, I would be horrified to think that someone who was living alone, or with only a couple people in their home would feel discouraged about this..
Simply use division for most of these recipes if they are too big. With the exception of baking, which requires a fair amount of science, these recipes can be adjusted and modified with ease! And if you feel stuck, either leave me a comment or email me and I will try to respond to you as soon as I can.
Thanks fellow foodies, hope you eat something yummy today and enjoy the fact that you didn't spend lots of money at a high end restaurant!

Enjoy! I love to hear from you all!

Rebecca Turrigiano


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