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Olive Garden Tuscan Garlic Chicken
SERVES 6 -8
1 1/2 cups flour, plus
1 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons black pepper
2 teaspoons Italian herb seasoning
3 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
3 fluid ounces vegetable oil, divided
1 lb penne pasta
1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
1 red pepper, julienne cut
1/2 cup white wine
1/2 lb whole spinach leaves, stemmed
12 fluid ounces heavy cream
1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
Preparing the chicken: Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, salt, black pepper and Italian herb seasoning in a shallow dish.
Dredge chicken in the mixture, shaking off any excess.
Saute the chicken in batches, in a large, nonstick, ovenproof skillet -- with enough oil to coat -- over medium-high heat for about two to three minutes on each side, or until golden brown and crisp.
When finished, transfer the skillet to a preheated oven at 350 degrees F.
Cook for approximately 15 minutes or until cooked through and the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
Preparing the pasta: Cook pasta al dente (or according to package instructions).
Drain and set aside until needed.
Preparing the sauce:
While the pasta is cooking, heat 1/2 to 1 fluid ounce of oil in a sauce pan.
Add the garlic and the red pepper and cook for approximately one minute.
Slowly add remaining one tablespoon of flour and stir to combine.
Next, add the white wine and bring to a boil for about one minute.
Add the spinach and the cream and bring to a boil.
The sauce is done cooking when the spinach becomes wilted. Complete by stirring in the parmesan cheese.