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    Penne with Chicken, Shiitake Mushrooms, and Capers

    Source of Recipe

    Bon Appetit-9/02

    List of Ingredients

    • 7 Tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 large red onion
    • 4 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
    • 1 1/2 pounds fresh shiitake mushrooms, stems trimmed, caps thickly sliced
    • 1 1/2 pounds skinless boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
    • all-purpose flour
    • 2 1/2 cups (or more) low-salt chicken broth
    • 1/2 cup dry white wine
    • 2 tablespoons drained capers
    • 1 pound penne pasta
    • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
    • freshly grated Parmesan cheese


    1. Heat 2 tablespons olive oil in heavy large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and saute until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl. Add 2 tbalespoons oil to the pot. Add garlic and rosemary; saute 30 seconds. Add mushrooms. Reduce heat to medium, cover, and cook until mushrooms are soft and brown, stirring often, about 15 minutes. Transfer to bowl with onions.

    2. Toss chicken in a large bowl with enough flour to coat; shake off excess. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Heat remaining 3 tablespoons oil in same pot over medium-high heat. Add chicken; saute until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Add 2 1/2 cups broth, wine, and capers. Bring to a boil, scraping up any browned bits. Add mushroom-onion mixture and simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

    3. Meanwhile, cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite, stirring occasionally. Drain. Add pasta to chicken mixture and toss over medium heat until heated through, adding more broth if necessary to moisten. Transfer pasta to large bowl. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve, passing cheese separarely.




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