Pasta Di Vinci

Tonight we had one of Tim’s favorite recipes.  Pasta Di Vinci.  The recipe is a mock up from The Cheesecake Factory.

1 (1 lb) box penne pasta
3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced
2 large red onions, finely chopped
4 oz can sliced mushrooms, drained or 1/2 cup button mushrooms quartered
1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 cup madeira wine (deep red)
1/4 cup heavy cream

3/4 cup milk
3 Tbsp Butter
1 Tbsp Parsley
1 Tbsp Flour
1/2 cup Water


  1. Follow the directions on the box for the pasta. Make sure you cook them “al dente”.
  2. Saute onions, mushrooms and garlic in 1 Tbsp of the butter until tender.
  3. Remove the onions, mushrooms and garlic and set them aside until later.
  4. In the same pan, cook the chicken, stirring frequently.
  5. Remove the chicken and it aside until later.
  6. To the same pan, add 2 Tbsp butter and melt over a low-medium heat.
  7. Sprinkle the flour over the butter and stir to make a roux.
  8. Slowly add in the wine, water, milk and heavy cream, stirring constantly.
  9. Cook over a medium-high heat until thickened – Stirring often to keep it from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  10. Add the parsley and let simmer for a few minutes.
  11. Add the chicken, mushrooms, garlic and onions back in and simmer for 2 more minutes.
  12. Pour over the pasta and optionally serve with Parmesan cheese.

And the verdict…

One satisfied husband and two happy children… life is good.

May God bless your socks off!



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