March 7, 2012

Brown Butter Parmesan Chicken Linguine

Again, in clean-out mode, I found some linguine. Found this recipe online, of course, and it was fabulous! Buttery pasta with caramelized onions, mushrooms, and Parmesan, how can that not be good?

Brown Butter Parmesan Chicken Linguine
adapted from How Sweet Eats

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 medium sweet onion, sliced
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 pound linguine
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese + more for topping
fresh chopped parsley for topping

Pat chicken dry with a paper towel then toss with salt, pepper and paprika. Heat a large skillet oven medium-high heat and add canola oil. Add chicken 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 medium-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 medium-low heat and add 3 tablespoons of butter. Whisk constantly until butter has brown bits on the bottom, then immediately remove from heat. 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 chicken broth. Let the broth 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 over top, tossing to coat a few more times. Serve with additional cheese and chopped parsley.

1 comment:

Suzanne said...

Hope your shower was wonderful! I've been hired to sing a one woman show based on Julia Childs. The entire one act is one of her cooking shows. How I wish you were there to do the staging and I could just sing it from the wings. I CAN'T COOK!