Romano’s Macaroni Grill is an Italian restaurant brand founded in 1988 by Phil Romano, one of the industry’s leading innovators. Inspired by the Italian country cuisine served in Romano’s grandmother’s kitchen, Macaroni Grill blends Italian traditions with progressive culinary inspiration from all regions of Italy and the U.S. An extensive wine list and the chain’s unique honor wine system finish out the experience in this polished casual atmosphere.
Pesto Chicken Farfalle
PESTO CHICKEN FARFALLE
Romano's Macaroni Grill Copycat Recipe
16 oz farfalle pasta
1 cup pesto
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon red chili flakes
1/2 cup pasta water,from cooking pasta
3 boneless skinless chicken thighs
salt & pepper
3 tablespoon sundried tomatoes,in oil
a small handful of parsley,chopped
Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil and salt it generously. Add the pasta into it and cook according to the package directions. I always do an extra minute because I like a little more softer pasta.
Meanwhile, salt and pepper the chicken on both sides and grill it on an indoor pan until done, about 3 minutes per side.Cut them up and keep aside.
In a large saute pan, heat the pesto,red chili flakes and cream until hot but not boiling. Add the pasta and toss well. Add the 1/2 cup of reserved pasta water and mix well to form a nice thick sauce. Add chopped sundried tomatoes,chopped grilled chicken, parsley and serve hot!Adjust seasonings if needed.