Chicken Veneto


Recipe: Chicken Veneto

Summary: Artichokes, white wine and pistachios add flavor and texture to a simple sauce spooned over sauteed chicken. This classic Italian recipe takes only 30 minutes from start to finish.


  • 8 ounces dried fettuccine or linguine
  • 12 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 9 – ounce package frozen artichoke hearts, thawed and halved
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped pistachio nuts
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
  • Cracked black pepper


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, cut chicken into bite-size strips. In a very large skillet, cook chicken in hot oil over medium-high heat for 3 to 4 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Remove chicken from skillet with a slotted spoon; discard pan drippings.
  3. In same skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic; cook and stir for 15 seconds. Remove from heat. Add artichokes, pistachios and wine. Return to heat. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes. Stir in salt. Return chicken to the skillet. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes more or until heated through.
  4. To serve, arrange the pasta on 4 individual dinner plates or a large platter. Spoon the chicken mixture over the pasta. Sprinkle with parsley and cracked black pepper to taste. Serve immediately. Makes 4 servings.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 20 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 4

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