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Portobello Angel Hair Nests Recipe
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Portobello Angel Hair Nests Recipe

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"I whipped up this recipe one winter evening when my husband and I wanted something hearty but nutrtious," shares Tina Constantin, Bentonville, Arkansas. "Vegetarians can simply omit the chicken and it will still be a great, filling dinner."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup diced sweet onion
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced, divided
  • 1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons prepared pesto, divided
  • 3 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
  • 2 large portobello mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Romano cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 733 calories, 43 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 92 mg cholesterol, 458 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 40 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large nonstick skillet, saute onion in 1 tablespoon oil until tender. Add half of the garlic; saute 1 minute longer. Transfer to a small bowl; set aside.
  2. In the same skillet, cook chicken in 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat for 5-7 minutes or until juices run clear. Remove from the heat. Add 1 tablespoon pesto; toss to coat. Stir in half of the onion mixture. Transfer to a bowl; keep warm.
  3. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, add mushrooms and butter to the skillet; cover and cook over medium heat for 5-7 minutes or until tender. Reduce heat to low. Add spinach; cover and cook for 2-3 minutes or until wilted. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon vinegar and remaining onion mixture; cook and stir until heated through. Keep warm.
  4. In a small saucepan, combine 1 tablespoon pesto and remaining vinegar and garlic. Cook and stir until heated through.
  5. Drain pasta; toss with remaining oil and pesto. On two plates, form pasta into a circle, leaving a hole in the center. Place mushrooms with spinach mixture in the center; top with chicken mixture. Drizzle with garlic pesto mixture. Sprinkle with Romano and Parmesan. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Portobello Angel Hair Nests in Cooking for 2 Spring 2007, p39

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 733 calories, 43 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 92 mg cholesterol, 458 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 40 g protein.

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Mar. 5, 2011

"ah. may. zing."

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Reviewed Jun. 9, 2010

"showstopper on a plate. everyone had to take a moment to ogle just how pretty it was. tasty and satisfying. it does require some time & some work. just wish i had a bigger kitchen!"

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Reviewed May. 2, 2009

"Oh, I should mention that it's time-consuming because I make my own pesto."

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Reviewed May. 2, 2009

"This dish is incredible! A bit time-consuming, but worth it! My husband and I are vegan, so we used Morningstar Farms Meatless "Chicken" Strips and soy cheese instead. I've made it for non-vegan family members and they love it!"

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