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Monday, March 18, 2013

Olive Garden Chicken Giardino

Tonight when my sweetheart walks in the door after work for dinner...well. the house is just going to smell amazing.  Like rosemary and lemon and thyme...and chicken.  Mmmmm.  This is a recipe I have tried several times on those copycat recipe sites, and frankly, I have never been happy with the rsults.  But now Olive Garden has finally posted the recipe on their here my friends is the real meal.  And let me tell you, it smells delicious, it tastes delicious, and well it just outright is delicous.  This recipe has a few steps and takes a little time..but none of the steps are difficult.  Just take some time and cook it up.  Serve it with a salad or some french bread and wine....oh la la what a dinner.

2 boneless chicken breasts, cut into cubes
1/4 c. olive oil
2 small sprigs rosemary, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
juice of 1/2 a lemon
Combine all these ingredients.  Put in refrigerator and marinate for 30 minutes while you prepare the rest of the recipe.

In a small saucepan melt 1 T. butter.  Then add in
1/2 c. chicken broth
1/4 c. white wine
1 t. lemon juice
1 T. cornstarch
Mix well.  Bring to a boil for one minute.  Remove from heat.

Cook 1# farfalle pasta until just tender.  Drain and keep hot.

In a large saucepan heat 1/4 c. olive oil
Add in
1/2 bunch asparagus, cut into 1" pieces
1 zucchinic, slicd
1 yellow sauash, sliced
2 tomatoes, diced
1 c. spinach
1/2 red pepper, cut into strips
1 c. broccoli
1/2 c. froaen peas

Saute until tender.  Add in chicken and cook til no longer pink.  Stir in sauce and pasta.  Heatl.
Serve with Parmesan cheese on top.

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