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Bistro Chicken Fettuccine

This is one of my go-to weeknight meals made from pantry ingredients. Every bite makes me think of France. —Devon Delaney, Westport, Connecticut
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound uncooked fettuccine
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 2-in. strips
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 pound prosciutto, julienned
  • 1 shallot, minced (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped dried apricots
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon or 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh tarragon
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

Directions

  • Cook fettuccine according to package directions for al dente; drain, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water. Transfer to a serving platter; keep warm.
  • In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Add to skillet; cook and stir until no longer pink, 4-6 minutes. Remove chicken. Add remaining oil to skillet; stir in next 5 ingredients and saute 4-6 minutes. Return chicken to skillet.
  • Stir in wine and mustard. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced slightly, 2-4 minutes. Pour chicken mixture over fettuccine; add cheese and tarragon. Toss to combine, adding enough reserved pasta water to moisten pasta. Top with toasted walnuts.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Toasting nuts brings out every bit of flavor. Trust us, you'll be amazed by how much flavor comes from such a small amount.
  • Don't omit the apricots; their subtle sweetness makes this dish!
  • Feel free to substitute thinly sliced bacon or pancetta for the prosciutto.

  • Editor's Note
    To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
    Nutrition Facts
    1-1/2 cups: 561 calories, 22g fat (6g saturated fat), 116mg cholesterol, 942mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 42g protein.

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    • ncdorothy
      Nov 18, 2017

      Yum! My family loved the unique combination of flavors in this dish. It livened up our usual boring pasta night! I omitted the goat cheese, since we have dairy allergies, and it was still delicious.

    • Brain
      Oct 14, 2017

      This is absolutely delicious. Made this for the family and... instant hit! Also, leftovers were at least as good as the day the recipe was made!