Friday, August 04, 2006

White Wine Sauce and Italian Chicken over Pasta

• 4-6 chicken breasts
• 1/3 cup butter
• 2/3 cup white wine (Sauvignon Blanc works especially well due to the herbaceous character)
• 2 10 oz. or one 14 oz. can(s) cream of mushroom soup
• 4 oz. cream cheese
• 2 cloves garlic
• 2 finely chopped green onions
• 1 package of dry Italian salad dressing mix
• 16 oz. pasta - linguine works very well
• Sun-dried tomatoes
• Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Melt butter in large pot and stir in package of Italian salad dressing mix. Next stir in wine, mushroom soup and cream cheese until well-blended. Continue to heat (without boiling) mixture for about 5 minutes, sauce should be creamy and all cream cheese should be melted in.

Place chicken in single layer in baking dish and pour the above mixture over. Cook for 50-55 minutes. Cook pasta about 15 minutes before chicken is done. Drain pasta and serve chicken and sauce over the linguine. Top with sun-dried tomatoes and parmesan cheese. Don't forget to save some of the white wine to complement dinner!