Ziti with Chicken, Baby Artichokes & Sun Dried Tomatoes
  • 10 baby artichokes, trimmed and steamed, then cut in half
  • 2 chicken breasts, cubed
  • 2 shallots, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • olive oil (enough to coat the saute pan)
  • 2 Tbls. capers, drained
  • ¼ C. sliced sun dried tomatoes (I used ones packed in oil, and drained the oil)
  • ½ C. chicken stock
  • ½ C. white wine
  • several sprigs fresh tarragon
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 C. baby spinach or kale
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • Fresh shaved parmesan cheese for topping
  • ½ box ziti, or other favorite pasta shape
  1. Trim artichokes and steam until tender. I think it would be perfectly acceptable to used frozen or canned artichoke hearts (not marinated) which is what I will be using next time. Just seems easier!
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  3. Meanwhile, cut up chicken breasts in equal sized chunks. In a high sided saute pan, saute the chicken, garlic, shallots in a bit of olive oil for a few minutes, then add capers, sun dried tomatoes, chicken stock, wine, tarragon, salt & pepper to taste. Cover and simmer until chicken is cooked through. Uncover and add spinach or kale and cook until wilted. You can always add a little more wine or broth as needed. Add pasta, toss to combine. Squeeze fresh lemon on top and garnish with shaved parmesan.
Recipe by I'm Bored, Let's Go... at http://www.imbored-letsgo.com/ziti-with-chicken-baby-artichokes-sun-dried-tomatoes/