Dish Up Patrick Swayze's Penne with Chicken

Patrick Swayze's Penne with Chicken and Sun Dried Tomatoes

A little Ghost told me this recipe is NOT spooky, but is perfect for Dirty Dancing our way into this creamy chicken and penne pasta dish. Yeah, the description is corny, but the dish is not. This recipe is from Patrick Swayze's Mulholland Drive Cafe, in NYC. It is the perfect dish to share as you and your girlfriends plan your next girls weekend to  Lake Lure, North Carolina, the real-life resort town where Dirty Dancing was filmed.

Ingredients for 4 servings | Multiply by degree of hunger and divide by number of girlfriends!


1 teaspoon vegetable oil

3 shallots, peeled and chopped

8 ounces boneless chicken breast, cooked, julienned

4 ounces oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and sliced

1/2 cup heavy cream

1 pound penne pasta, cooked

1 1/2 teaspoon butter

2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

1 teaspoon julienned fresh basil


Step 1

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the shallots and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until soft.


Step 2

Add the chicken and tomatoes. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes.


Step 3

Reduce the heat to medium-low. Add the cream and cook, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes.


Step 4

Stir in the cooked pasta, butter, parmesan, and basil. Toss to coat the pasta in the cream sauce. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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