Like you, we like to scour the Internet for great cooking inspiration. We'll be featuring some of our favorite blogs here in our series From the Blogosphere. Today we'd like to give a shoutout to a fantastic food blog, How Sweet It Is. The blog's owner, Jessica, takes great photos and explains, step by step (and with infectious enthusiasm), how to make everything from healthy meals to indulgent desserts. Here is one of our favorite recipes from the blog, enjoy!
Brown Butter Parmesan Chicken Linguine, by Jessica of How Sweet It Is
- 1.5-2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into pieces
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 medium sweet onion, sliced
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms
- 4 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
- 3/4 cup dry white wine
- 1/2 pound whole wheat pasta (preferably noodles)
- 2/3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese + more for topping
- fresh chopped parsley for topping
Heat a large skillet oven medium-high heat and add canola oil. Pat chicken dry with a paper towel then toss with salt, pepper and paprika. Add to the skillet and brown on all sides, cooking for about 8-10 minutes total. Remove and set aside in a bowl. Turn heat down to low and add 1/2 tablespoon butter. Add sliced onions with a pinch of salt and stirring occasionally, cook until caramelized – about 15 minutes.
While onions are caramelizing, heat a small saucepan over low heat and add 5 tablespoons of butter. Whisk constantly until butter has brown bits on the bottom, then immediately remove from heat. I usually whisk for about 30 seconds more just to make sure the bits don’t burn. Set aside. At this time also prepare the water for your pasta and cook according to the directions.
After onions have caramelized, set them aside in a bowl. Add the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of butter and add mushrooms. Cook for 5-6 minutes until juicy and caramelized. Place onions back in the skillet, add garlic and cook for 30 seconds until fragrant. Increase the heat to medium and add wine. Let the wine bubble and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add chicken and pasta both to the skillet, tossing multiple times to coat. Turn off heat and stir in grated cheese. Drizzle brown butter (make sure you get the brown bits!) over top, tossing to coat a few more times. Serve with additional cheese and chopped parsley.
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