Sunday, August 3, 2008

Chicken with tomato sauce over Campanelle

I had a few pieces of chicken leftover in the fridge from the other night in a ziplock bag that I didn't marinate and they needed to be cooked.. like, now. So since it's been a while since I made a pot of tomato sauce I decided I'd make some sauce and toss the chicken in.. I haven't done it in a while and it came out so perfectly. Now, I guess I'm like most people and I stick to one specific brand of tomato sauce that I really like the best (and I really stock up when it's on sale) but Tuttorusso is my brand of choice, it just brings the taste of my grandma's cooking right back into my kitchen. I guess there's a name for this recipe, lol.. but for the life of me I can't remember what it's called.

So here's what I did...

I took 3 cloves of garlic and minced them and tossed them into a pot with about 2 Tbs. olive oil on low heat.
Into that I put 4 chicken thighs with the skin removed and let brown on each side for about 4 minutes.
When the Chicken was golden I poured in 2 cans of Tuttorusso crushed tomatoes with basil and let it cook for about 2 hours (until the chicken was falling off the bone).
Tonight's pasta of choice was Barilla Campanelle. So I tossed it all together in a big bowl and everyone got to serve themselves.


(More on the new camera later.. I'm so excited, but I'm still figuring out how to use it, lol)