Oct 5, 2009

Sanora Chicken Pasta



Ruby Tuesdays has an excellent pasta called Sanora chicken pasta. This recipe is almost the exact same version if not better. Also you get a great looking dinner with this recipe with blushing tomatoes and Spring green onions. What more could one ask for? The only thing anyone will ask for is more.

4 chicken breast, boneless and skinless
250 grams cellentani pasta, cooked per package directions
1/2 cup tomatoes, diced
2 scallions, sliced top to bottom
1/2 cup cilantro, fresh

cheese sauce:
6 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup hot water
1 tablespoon chicken stock
1 cup heavy cream
salt to taste
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce or harissa
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup salsa
3/4 cup sour cream

spicy black beans:
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
3 tablespoons bbq sauce

1. In a nonstick 9-inch skillet on medium heat spray with cooking oil then add chicken breast. Cook fully on each side until no longer pink. Cut into small long strips and sit aside. In a 2-quart saucepan on medium heat add black beans and bbq sauce, stir and cook for 5 minutes. Sit aside.

2. In a saute pan on medium heat add butter, garlic and onions, cook until tender. Add hot water, chicken stock, salt, sugar, hot pepper, lemon juice, red pepper, Parmesan, mozzarella, salsa and sour cream. Mix well, until blended. Add cream, stir. Quickly add flour and whisk continuously until blended and thick.

3. In a large bowl add pasta and toss with cheese sauce (you may have extra sauce). Add pasta into prepared plates, add black beans atop, chicken strips and then garnish with tomatoes, cilantro and scallions.

Yields: 6 servings

8 fabulous comments:

Ann said...

Wow - that looks amazing! Really rich meal =)

Noor said...

Thanks so much it was sooo good.

meeso said...

Ah, Ruby Tuesday... I use to love to go there... Pasta looks awesome!

Noor said...

Thanks Meeso!! Oh I know I used to eat there all the time, lol..

Ann said...

I tried this out - awesome - very rich and fulfilling meal. i did cook the black beans a litle differently though...

Noor said...

I am so glad you liked it Ann. It was a very rich dish for sure. But so so good.

Esther said...

Hi Noor, I'm a spanish girl and I would like to say you that all the dishes you called Spanish are not from Spain. Those dishes are from Sud American contries like Mexic or Argentina... In Spain we cook "paella" make with rice and seafood, "tortilla de patatas" (eggs with potatoes), etc. If you would like learn about our gastronomy, you can visit Karlos ArguiƱano website, where you can find the real dishes of Spain http://www.hogarutil.com/Cocina/
I love arabian cooking and with your blog I've learn more about it.

Noor said...

Esther thanks so much for the post. I am just starting to learn more about Spain and all your wonder dishes. I will go to that site and try to see what I can find. I love trying new things so much. Thanks for stopping by :)