Fresh Herbs, Veggies, & Chardonnay

Fresh sliced garlic, fresh tomatoes, fresh basil and Chardonnay combined together with pasta creates an aroma and taste at home, as if you were sitting in an upscale Italian restaurant.  Using the Pampered Chef’s newest cookware, the Rockcrok, you can have a delicious one pot meal in about thirty minutes. The Rockcrok is an awesome addition to your kitchen as it is safe to be used on your stovetop-flat,electric, or gas; oven; broiler; grill-gas or charcoal; refrigerator; microwave;and freezer. Excellent cleanup as it is dishwasher safe!

Grilled Chicken Penne al Fresco

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil, 4 garlic cloves, peeled, 2 cups grape or cherry tomatoes, 3 cups uncooked mezze penne pasta, 3 cups chicken broth, 3/4 cup dry white wine such as Chardonnay, 1/2 tsp each salt and coarsely ground black pepper, amd 1 & 1/4 cups lightly packed fresh basil leaves, divided. 1 oz Parmesan cheese, grated (about 1/4 cup packed), 2 cups diced grilled chicken breasts.  Additional grated fresh Parmesan cheese and coarsely ground black pepper (optional)

In the Pampered Chef’s Rockcrok Dutch Oven, pour in your olive oil, slice garlic thinly using garlic slicer, add tomatoes. Cover and microwave on HIGH 4-5 minutes or unti tomatoes begin to burst, stirring after 2 minutes. Cut up tomatoes using the salad choppers. Add the pasta, broth, wine, salt and black pepper. Return the covered rockcrok back to the microwaveon HIGH 16-18 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring after 10 minutes. While that is cooking, coarsely cut fresh basil with a knife and grate your cheese. Carefully remove the Rockcrok from the microwave and remove the lid, liting it away from you. Add the basil, parmesan cheese and grilled chicken cubes to the Rockcrok. Mix thoroughly using a nylon spoon. Add additional Parmesan Cheese and black pepper, if desired to individual bowls. Yields: 8 servings.

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