Recipe from Kevin and Amanda via the Pioneer Woman (They also have really nice step-by-step pictures on their blog you should check out for more details.)
Here's What You'll Need
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Montreal Steak seasoning (I didn't have this so I used some other chicken seasoning we had)
1/2 pound penne pasta
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ cup chicken broth
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce (I didn't know what this meant so I used some really plain, organic pasta sauce)
1 cup heavy cream (I used 300 ml of whipping cream)
1/2 to 1 tsp salt & pepper (to taste)
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped (Didn't have)
6-8 fresh basil leaves, chiffonaded (Boyfriend was supposed to bring this home from his parents' bush but he forgot)
Rinse chicken breasts in cold water. (Oops!)
Layer between sheets of wax paper and pound to even thickness. (I just cut my chicken in to really thin strips)
Season both sides with Montreal Steak seasoning.
Preheat grill for medium high heat, lightly oil grate, and grill chicken breasts on medium high heat for 6-8 mins each side. OR heat 2 tbsp butter & 2 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
Once the butter and olive oil is nice and hot, add chicken breasts and cook 5 mins each side. Set chicken aside to cool.
In a large pot, boil water with 1 tbsp salt. Add 1/2 lb penne pasta noodles and boil according to package directions.
Heat 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons olive oil in the skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until garlic is tender, but do not let the garlic turn brown (about 3-5 mins).
Add the chicken broth to the pan and allow to reduce by half.
Meanwhile, slice chicken.
Once the broth has reduced, stir in tomato sauce. Add the heavy cream and stir well to combine.
Season with salt and pepper to taste. Turn heat to low. (Mine didn't need any salt so taste before adding)
Chop the parsley and basil, add to sauce and mix well. Drain pasta and add to sauce. Stir well to coat. (I also tossed the chicken in to the mix.)
Serve pasta on plates, top with sliced chicken.