Thursday, September 06, 2007

Recipe Report: Caprese Style Shells

I made this the other night and it was so tasty! Thought I'd share! :)


Serves 4

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • Vegetable oil, for grates
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken cutlets
  • 8 ounces medium pasta shells
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil for pasta. Meanwhile, heat grill to medium; lightly oil grates. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Grill until cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove from grill, and cut into thin strips, halving if long.
  2. Cook pasta until al dente, according to package instructions. Reserve 1 cup pasta water; drain pasta, and return to pot. Add chicken, tomatoes, mozzarella, parsley, Parmesan, and butter. Toss to combine. Add reserved pasta water a little at a time to create a sauce that coats shells (you may not need all the water). Serve with more Parmesan.
So delish!


Meredith said...

Looks yummy! Too bad I already made dinner for tonight--I'll have to try it tomorrow maybe. You think it'll work with penne or farfalle just as well?

Kendra said...

Anything with fresh mozzarella has to be yummy! And we have so many cherry tomatoes from our garden, so we'll have to try it out soon.