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Smoke Eater's Chicken Ricotta

Smoke Eater Gourmet's Chicken Ricotta is a delicious recipe made with Smoke Eater Gourmet Meats "All Hands" Boneless Chicken Breast prepared in a ricotta & San Marzano tomato based sauce.

This recipe is a creamy, yet lite dish with sausage added as well, to al dente rigatoni that paired perfectly with Smoke Eater Wine's "All Hands White" Pinot Grigio, imported from Friuli Italy!



- 2 lbs Boneless thin cut chicken breast cutlet

- 1 lb sweet Italian basil & cheese sausage

- 1 cup of ricotta cheese

- 1 28 oz can of San Marzano tomatoes in puree

- 2 cups of cherry tomatoes

- 1/4 cup fresh chopped basil

- 1 clove of pressed garlic

- 1/2 cup of chopped red onion

- Sea salt & pepper to taste

- 1/4 cup of Italian seasoning

- 3/4 cup of olive oil

- 1/2 cup of grated parmesan

- 1/2 cup of shredded mozzerella

- 1 lb rigatoni pasta cooked Al Dente according to package instructions

- 1/2 cup of chicken broth

- 1/2 cup of Smoke Eater Pinot Grigio white wine


1- On 350 degrees F, bake the sausage until cooked to an interior temp of 160 degrees & sedt aside.

Meat Thermometer

2- In a pan, saute the sea salt & peppered chicken in the chicken broth with 2 tbsps of olive oil, sprinkled with the Italian seasonings, until cooked through (usually 10 mins).

3- In a seperate pan, in the remaining olive oil, saute the garlic, red onion & cherry tomatoes with sea salt & pepper to taste until the onions are soft & then deglaze the pan with the Pinot Grigio.

4- Next, add in the ricotta & san marzano tomatoes bringing to a simmer over med heat.

5- Next, chop the chicken cutlets into strips & slice the sausage mixing both into the tomato & ricotta sauce. 6- Add in the parmesan & mozzerella & then toss in the rigatoni.

7- Sprinkle with the basil & serve paired with Smoke Eater Pinot Grigio!

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