Chicken Margherita Fra Diavolo

Chicken Margherita Fra Diavolo
Chicken Margherita Fra Diavolo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chicken Margherita Fra Diavolo

Chicken Margherita Fra Diavolo is an offshoot of another recipe with many mythologies as to its invention.  the most popular being that of an Italian pizza maker who made a number of different pizzas for  Queen consort Margherita.  The story goes that she prefered the one with tomatoes, basil and mozzarella the red green and white of the Italian flag.

There probably as many variants of the recipe as there are cooks preparing it, the main focus being on the red green and white or tomatoes  basil and a white cheese or sauce..  This one goes for a little heat and untraditional ingredients.  If you don’t like it hot, omit or lessen the pepper flakes.

Most recipes call for skinless chicken breasts, but I find that thighs that have been boned and skinned work just as well, and since there is only one bone in the thigh it is a very easy chore for even the novice cook to perform

Ingredients for Chicken Margherita Fra Diavolo

  1. 6-8 Chicken thighs skinned and boned
  2. 3-4 cloves of garlic finely diced
  3. 1 shallot or small onion diced
  4. 2 Tbs hot pepper flakes
  5. 2 Tbs butter
  6. 2 Tbs Olive oil
  7. 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes cut into 1/2 or 1/3’s
  8. 1/2 to 1 cup Fresh basil coarsely chopped
  9. 4 oz cream cheese diced
  10. salt & pepper to taste
  11. 1-2 cups pasta water
  12. 1 lb pasta

Directions for Chicken Margherita Fra Diavolo

Skin and bone the chicken thighs.

Start to heat water for the pasta.

In a large sauté pan place the butter and oil and once melted, cook the chicken ( that has been lightly salt and peppered) on medium high heat.   When the chicken is nearly cooked through, begin cooking the pasta.

Lower the temperature of the chicken to medium and now add the tomatoes, garlic, onion, pepper flakes, basil and cook for a few minutes until the onion begins to soften.  Add the cream cheese and about 4 oz of pasta water, cover the chicken and allow it to finish cooking.

Once the pasta is done, reserve about 2 cups of the pasta water, then drain the pasta and reserve.

Uncover the chicken and check the sauce, you may have to stir the cheese to complete its melting. If the sauce is too thick add more pasta water until you reach a consistency of a good pasta sauce.  Taste and adjust seasoning.

Place the pasta on a plate with chicken on top and spoon the sauce over the chicken.

 

Here are a few items to help make this recipe:
Cuisinart 733-30H Chef’s Classic Stainless 5-1/2-Quart Saute Pan with Helper Handle and Cover
Cuisinart 733-30H Chef’s Classic Stainless 5-1/2-Quart Saute Pan with Helper Handle and Cover

 

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Just a little too hot for a delicate S.A.P.P. like me, lucky there was a little left over chicken from the other night for me!

 

Chicken Margherita Fra Diavolo

Chicken Margherita Fra Diavolo

Ingredients

  • 6-8 Chicken thighs skinned and boned
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic finely diced
  • 1 shallot or small onion diced
  • 2 Tbs hot pepper flakes
  • 2 Tbs butter
  • 2 Tbs Olive oil
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes cut into 1/2 or 1/3's
  • 1/2 to 1 cup Fresh basil coarsely chopped
  • 4 oz cream cheese diced
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1-2 cups pasta water
  • 1 lb pasta

Instructions

  1. Skin and bone the chicken thighs.
  2. Start to heat water for the pasta.
  3. In a large sauté pan place the butter and oil and once melted, cook the chicken ( that has been lightly salt and peppered) on medium high heat. When the chicken is nearly cooked through, begin cooking the pasta.
  4. Lower the temperature of the chicken to medium and now add the tomatoes, garlic, onion, pepper flakes, basil and cook for a few minutes until the onion begins to soften. Add the cream cheese and about 4 oz of pasta water, cover the chicken and allow it to finish cooking.
  5. Once the pasta is done, reserve about 2 cups of the pasta water, then drain the pasta and reserve.
  6. Uncover the chicken and check the sauce, you may have to stir the cheese to complete its melting. If the sauce is too thick add more pasta water until you reach a consistency of a good pasta sauce. Taste and adjust seasoning.
  7. Place the pasta on a plate with chicken on top and spoon the sauce over the chicken.
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Fresh Blueberry Scones

Fresh Blueberry Scones
Fresh Blueberry Scones

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fresh Blueberry Scones

Blueberries are probably my favorite breakfast fruit, sorry bananas. When blueberries are in season Fresh blueberry scones are my #1 go to breakfast biscuit.

Ingredients for Fresh Blueberry Scones

  1. ½-¾ pint of fresh blueberries
  2. ¾ cup whole or buttermilk
  3. 1 egg – beaten
  4. 2 cups all purpose flour – sifted
  5. 2 Tbs granulated sugar
  6. 1 Tbs baking powder
  7. ½ tsp salt
  8. 1/3 cup butter = 5 1/3 Tbs- cut in small cubes & chilled

Directions for Fresh Blueberry Scones

Preheat oven to 425°.

In a large bowl combined the flour, sugar,baking powder and salt.  Add the butter and with a pastry cutter cut the butter into the flour until you have a mixture that resembles cornmeal.  Add the blueberries and gently stir to distribute the berries throughout the mixture.

Add the milk and beaten egg and very gently stir to combine all the ingredients into a dough.

Scrape out of the bowl onto a lightly floured surface and very gently knead 5-10 times.

Cut the dough in half and form each half into a flattened round and cut each round into 6  pie shape pieces.

Place the scones onto an ungreased baking sheet, leaving space between each.

Bake for 7 minutes then turn scones over and continue to bake for an additional 5-8 minutes until done and cooked through.

Serve warm with butter.

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Here are few items to help make this recipe:
OXO Good Grips Dough Blender with Blades
Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baker’s Half Sheet

 

 

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You can’t beat scones and butter in the morning, not so sure about those round things but they were sweet.  5 paws

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Fresh Blueberry Scones

Fresh Blueberry Scones

Ingredients

  • ½-¾ pint of fresh blueberries
  • ¾ cup whole or buttermilk
  • 1 egg - beaten
  • 2 cups all purpose flour - sifted
  • 2 Tbs granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbs baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup butter = 5 1/3 Tbs- cut in small cubes & chilled

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. In a large bowl combined the flour, sugar,baking powder and salt. Add the butter and with a pastry cutter cut the butter into the flour until you have a mixture that resembles cornmeal. Add the blueberries and gently stir to distribute the berries throughout the mixture.
  3. Add the milk and beaten egg and very gently stir to combine all the ingredients into a dough.
  4. Scrape out of the bowl onto a lightly floured surface and very gently knead 5-10 times.
  5. Cut the dough in half and form each half into a flattened round and cut each round into 6 pie shape pieces.
  6. Place the scones onto an ungreased baking sheet, leaving space between each.
  7. Bake for 7 minutes then turn scones over and continue to bake for an additonal 5-8 minutes until done and cooked through.
  8. Serve warm with butter.
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