Tomato & Butter Sauce

Tomato & Butter Sauce 2 serving

  • 25 cherry tomatoes
  • 7 tablespoons of butter, divided
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 1/3 cup of chicken stock
  • 4 chicken thighs, skinless

In a large sauce pan over med-high heat add 5 tablespoons of butter, onions, garlic and tomatoes. Let it all simmer, stirring occasionally, until the cherry tomatoes start to pop.

Once the tomatoes start to pop, take a potato masher or the back of a wooden spoon and crush the tomatoes. You want to wait for the skin to pop or you could end up with tomato juice squirt all over you. Add 1/3 cup of water or chicken broth, lower heat and simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

In the meantime,  wash about 1 1/2 lbs or 4 pieces of chicken and pat dry with a paper towel. I am partial to thighs, but legs or breast will work, although you may need to cook the breast longer. Rub the chicken down with 2-3 tablespoons of your favorite italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Over medium-high heat, melt 2-3 tablespoons of butter in a fry pan, add 2 crush garlic cloves and chicken.

Don't forget to check you sauce and stir, u don't want it to stick.

Let the chicken brown on each side for about 5 - 6 minutes, or until juices run clean, adding more butter 1 tablespoon at a time if necessary.  During this time you should put a pot of water to boil, and boil the pasta until al dente.

Transfer the chicken over to the sauce, and let simmer for about 5 minutes. You can add a little bit of the chicken butter too if you want.

Now as if the butter content wasn't enough why don't we top the whole thing off with a few crumbles of goat cheese. Why? Because you can!

Pile up your pasta, spoon sauce over pasta, sprinkle goat cheese over top, garnish with some fresh basil and plate the chicks.

Chicks..maaaaan!

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