Tender strips of sauteed chicken and red bell peppers are bathed in a velvety sauce of milk, butter and Muenster cheese and served over linguine pasta. A dash of garlic powder adds just the right finish.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into strips
- 2 red bell peppers, sliced
- 2 cups milk
- 1/2 cup butter
- 16 ounces shredded Muenster cheese
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 pound linguine pasta
In a large skillet over medium heat, warm olive oil and add chicken; saute until it begins to turn golden brown. Add red bell peppers and cook until they become limp; cover and simmer.
In a medium saucepan over high heat, combine milk, butter, cheese and garlic; stir constantly for about 10 minutes to avoid burning. Sauce should now have a thickened sauce-like consistency; if not, add cornstarch in 1 teaspoon increments until desired consistency is reached.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
Once the sauce is complete, combine it with the chicken and peppers mixture; add garlic powder to taste.
Pour sauce over hot pasta; serve.