Well, wouldn't you know it. I spend the day talking about how excited I am to be making this and the fresh basil will be so awesome, that when I get home to start prepping...the basil? It is black, moldy and down right disgusting.
Boo hoo. I basically gave up right there. I was defeated. But I continued...we needed to eat dinner.
The veg are based on the colors of the Italian flag...Roma tomatoes, Green peppers and White onion...all diced to the same size. Don't forget to seed the tomatoes.
The chicken gets a light coating of seasoned flour. This serves a few different purposes. 1) It helps the process of the chicken cooking until golden brown and delicious. 2) Bits of the flour will stay in the pan and help to add some body to the final sauce. 3) It will also provide a tiny bit of protection to the chicken, giving a little bit of a window to save the cook from over-cooking the chicken to the point of being dry and nasty.
Lovely color and nice flavor.
After the chicken cooks, the onions, pepper and garlic.
Add the tomatoes and white wine. Simmer.
Add cooked angel hair pasta, toss and serve.
I used dried basil to substitute for the fresh. It didn't work. Sad. Also, after the over-salting fiasco of the other night, I must have felt gun shy and didn't use enough salt either.
Oh well, we still ate it and it was still pretty good, just not great.