BBQ MY WAY: Grilled​ ​Italian​ ​chicken​ ​with​ ​angel​ ​hair​ ​pasta

October 21, 2017 - bbq set

I​ ​believe​ ​Italian​ ​cooking​ ​here​ ​in​ ​the​ ​United​ ​States​ ​has​ ​a​ ​limited​ ​and​ ​somewhat​ ​muted​ ​reputation. What​ ​comes​ ​to​ ​mind​ ​when​ ​someone​ ​talks​ ​about​ ​Italian​ ​dishes?​ ​​ ​Pasta,​ ​lasagna,​ ​pizza​ ​and spaghetti​ ​with​ ​meatballs.​ While​ ​these​ ​are​ ​delicious​ ​dishes,​ ​the​ ​Italian​ ​range​ ​of​ ​cuisine​ ​is​ ​wide ranging.​

​One​ ​of​ ​our​ ​favorite​ ​cookbooks​ ​is​ ​Marcella​ ​Hazan’s​ ​“Essentials​ ​of​ ​Classic​ ​Italian Cooking.”​ ​You​ ​would​ ​be​ ​surprised​ ​at​ ​the​ ​range​ ​of​ ​dishes,​ ​from​ ​tomatoes​ ​stuffed​ ​with​ ​shrimp​ ​to rabbit​ ​with​ ​rosemary​ ​and​ ​white​ ​wine​ ​to​ ​T-bone​ ​steaks​ ​grilled​ ​florentine​ ​style. On​ ​a​ ​side​ ​note,​ ​as the​ ​holidays​ ​approach,​ ​consider​ ​getting​ ​this​ ​book​ ​for​ ​someone​ ​in​ ​your​ ​family​ ​who​ ​loves​ ​to​ ​cook.

Today’s​ ​recipe​ ​was​ ​really​ ​simple,​ ​other​ ​than​ ​the​ ​fact​ ​that​ ​we​ ​made​ ​the​ ​pasta​ ​and​ ​the​ ​pesto​ ​from scratch.​ ​I​ ​won’t​ ​go​ ​into​ ​that​ ​and​ ​will​ ​simply​ ​assume​ ​you​ ​will​ ​purchase​ ​some​ ​pesto​ ​in​ ​a​ ​jar​ ​and angel​ ​hair​ ​pasta​ ​at​ ​the​ ​grocery​ ​story. Let’s​ ​get​ ​started.​ This​ ​will​ ​serve​ ​four​ ​people.

2​ ​large​ ​chicken​ ​breasts,​ ​bone-in​ ​and​ ​with​ ​skin

1​ ​jar​ ​of​ ​pesto

1​ ​box​ ​of​ ​angel​ ​hair​ ​pasta​ ​(or​ ​the​ ​thinnest​ ​noodle​ ​you​ ​can​ ​find)

1​ ​jar​ ​of​ ​your​ ​favorite​ ​spaghetti​ ​sauce

Olive​ ​oil

Dried​ ​basil

Dried​ ​oregano

Kosher​ ​salt

Coarsely​ ​ground​ ​black​ ​pepper

Granulated​ ​garlic

Freshly​ ​grated​ ​Parmesan​ ​cheese

Allow​ ​the​ ​chicken​ ​to​ ​rest​ ​(outside​ ​of​ ​the​ ​fridge)​ ​for​ ​15 ​minutes​ ​or​ ​so.​ Rub​ ​the​ ​breasts​ ​with olive​ ​oil​ ​and​ ​season​ ​with​ ​salt,​ ​pepper​ ​and​ ​granulated​ ​garlic.​ Now​ ​sprinkle​ ​the​ ​basil​ ​and​ ​oregano on​ ​the​ ​chicken.​ Set​ ​the​ ​grill​ ​up​ ​for​ ​indirect​ ​heat​ ​and​ ​place​ ​the​ ​breasts​ ​on​ ​the​ ​grill​ ​opposite​ ​the coals.​ Put​ ​the​ ​lid​ ​on​ ​and​ ​open​ ​the​ ​vents​ ​to​ ​50 percent.​ “Bake”​ ​the​ ​breasts​ ​for​ ​roughly​ ​30​ ​to​ ​40 minutes​ ​or​ ​until​ ​the​ ​internal​ ​temperature​ ​gets​ ​close​ ​to​ ​160​ ​degrees.​ Once​ ​that​ ​happens,​ ​move the​ ​breasts​ ​to​ ​the​ ​side​ ​of​ ​the​ ​grill​ ​directly​ ​over​ ​the​ ​coals,​ ​skin​ ​side​ ​down.​ ​​ ​At​ ​this​ ​point​ ​we​ ​are simply​ ​adding​ ​texture​ ​and​ ​color​ ​to​ ​the​ ​skin.​ Bring​ ​the​ ​chicken​ ​breasts​ ​inside​ ​and​ ​loosely​ ​cover with​ ​aluminum​ ​foil.

Cook​ ​the​ ​pasta​ ​(roughly​ ​half ​of​ ​the​ ​box)​ ​according​ ​to​ ​the​ ​directions,​ ​drain​ ​and​ ​place​ ​back​ ​in​ ​the pan​ ​with​ ​a​ ​dab​ ​of​ ​butter.​ Add​ ​roughly​ ​1⁄3​ ​cup​ ​of​ ​the​ ​pesto​ ​to​ ​the​ ​noodles​ ​and​ ​mix​ ​until​ ​all​ ​the noodles​ ​are​ ​covered​ ​with​ ​delicious​ ​pesto.​ Warm​ ​some​ ​spaghetti​ ​sauce​ ​in​ ​the​ ​microwave.​ Be careful.​ ​It​ ​spatters.​ Carve​ ​the​ ​breasts​ ​into​ ​strips,​ ​keeping​ ​the​ ​skin​ ​in​ ​tact.​ The​ ​skin​ ​adds​ ​color to​ ​the​ ​plate.​ ​Lay​ ​three​ ​slices​ ​of​ ​grilled​ ​chicken​ ​on​ ​the​ ​plate​ ​and​ ​drizzle​ ​with​ ​spaghetti​ ​sauce. Place​ ​a​ ​helping​ ​of​ ​the​ ​pesto​ ​pasta​ ​on​ ​the​ ​plate​ ​and​ ​sprinkle​ ​with​ ​grated​ ​Parmesan​ ​cheese.​ If you​ ​have​ ​some​ ​fresh​ ​basil,​ ​clip​ ​it​ ​with​ ​scissors​ ​over​ ​the​ ​chicken​ ​and​ ​pasta​ ​for​ ​added​ ​freshness and​ ​color.​ Enjoy!

Dave​ ​Lobeck​ ​is​ ​an​ ​Edward​ ​Jones​ ​financial​ ​adviser​ ​in​ ​Jeffersonville​ ​by​ ​day​ ​and​ ​a​ ​BBQ enthusiast​ ​on​ ​nights​ ​and​ ​weekends.​ ​Liz​ ​is​ ​his​ ​wife.​ ​You​ ​can​ ​contact​ ​Dave​ ​with​ ​your​ ​BBQ, cooking​ ​or​ ​grilling​ ​questions​ ​at​ ​davelobeck@gmail.com.​ ​You​ ​can​ ​also​ ​visit​ ​their​ ​YouTube channel​ ​at​ ​​www.YouTube.com/BBQMyWay​.

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