Saturday, April 30, 2011

Bowtie Festival

I had this wonderful dish at a local Italian restaurant a few years ago and just loved it. Then I searched for a possible Copycat recipe online and now we can eat it at home any time we want to. Usually I just use some leftover rotisserie chicken or any leftover chicken I happen to have in the Fridge or the Freezer.

Bowtie Festival

4 Tbsp melted butter
2 tsp chopped fresh garlic
1/4 cup diced red onion
1/2 cup diced cooked bacon
1/2 cup diced Roma tomatoes
2 cups sliced, cooked chicken ( I usually use any leftover chicken, sliced)
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1 jar Alfredo sauce or make your own and use about 1- 1 1/2 cups
1/4 cup Asiago cheese grated, fresh Parmesan works as well, just not the powdery stuff
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp garlic salt
16 ounces precooked bowtie noodles ( I didn't have any Bowtie noodles, so I used tri- color rotini this time around )

In a heated sauté pan combine butter, garlic, onions, bacon, tomatoes, chicken, and spice mixture.  When onions begin to turn translucent, add heavy cream and Asiago cheese.  Once cheese and cream have reduced by half, add Alfredo sauce and bowtie pasta.  Toss until well combined and remove from heat.  Allow to cool for a few minutes so the cheese and sauce thicken. This will
serve 6. We will usually have some nice bread with this, maybe a salad or some steamed veggies.

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