(Pictured with button mushrooms)
I have to admit that this is one of my all time favorite chicken and pasta recipes. I got it many years ago from a restaurant owner in downtown St. John's who was kind enough to share it with me because I had ordered it so many times. On the rare occasion that I cook only for myself, this is a likely candidate for my meal for one but it would make a great meal for sweethearts to share too.
350 gram package fresh linguine, cooked
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 cup chanterelle mushrooms
3 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves minced garlic
Salt and pepper to season
1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds
Heat olive oil in a large heavy bottomed frying pan over medium low heat. Add chicken breasts, garlic, season with salt and pepper and continue to fry the chicken until completely cooked.
Remove chicken from pan and hold in a warm oven.
Add to the pan:
4 oz white wine
Simmer until volume is reduced by half. Then add:
2 cups whipping cream
3 tbsp Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper to season.
Simmer until sauce thickens enough to coat a metal spoon. Return Chicken to the sauce, add the chanterelle mushrooms and simmer for an additional 2 minutes. Serve over cooked linguine. Sprinkle with toasted slivered almonds.