One Pot Tomato Parmesan Brown Ale Fettuccini with Chicken

One Pot Tomato Parmesan Brown Ale Fettuccini with Chicken. Even the pasta and chicken get cooked in the same pot!  

 

One Pot Tomato Parmesan Brown Ale Fettuccini with Chicken. Even the pasta and chicken get cooked in the same pot!

Sometimes I like to look at photos of old living rooms I used to occupy. The one when I was kid with the brown tweed couch, and the one with the tan futon from college, and the one I painted orange from right after I graduated. I stare at these images and think that if I just tried hard enough I could go back. I could walk in the door, throw my bag on that weird built in shelf next to the stove that Sophia chewed on when she was a puppy. That the awkward wrought iron table would still be there and the bad bathroom tile would still be covered in lady bug decals.

One Pot Tomato Parmesan Brown Ale Fettuccini with Chicken. Even the pasta and chicken get cooked in the same pot!

 

Then I remember that fight I got into with my academic advisor when I was in college. He was also the dean of my department and the type that would wear thin short sleeved button down shirts without the obligatory Hanes barrier between my eyes and his man nipples. He always had a way of pissing me off, but for some reason I told him that I was having a hard time adjusting, that friends had never been that easy for me to come by, that even going home felt more empty than I’d imagined.

“It’s true what they say,” as he leaned back in his chair his large mass caused the seat to creak in protest under his weight, “You really can’t go home again.”

I stood up, angry at him. He was right, and it made me furious.

Sometimes I think he might be wrong. For a second I think that there might be way, if I could find the key, that I could open the door and it would all be the same.

One Pot Tomato Parmesan Brown Ale Fettuccini with Chicken. Even the pasta and chicken get cooked in the same pot!

One Pot Tomato Parmesan Brown Ale Fettuccini with Chicken

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken thighs
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • ½ yellow onion, diced
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • 15 asparagus stalks, trimmed
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 12 ounces brown ale
  • 2 lbs fresh tomatoes, diced
  • 6 wt oz tomato paste
  • 4 wt oz parmesan (with rind)
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 8 wt ounces fettuccini noodles

Directions

  • Sprinkle chicken thighs on all sides with salt and pepper.
  • Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Cook chicken on both sides until cooked through, remove from pot, chop.
  • Add onions and carrots, cooking until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the asparagus and garlic, cook until asparagus is slightly browned.
  • Stir in the beer, scraping to deglaze the pot.
  • Add the tomatoes and tomato paste, simmer until the tomatoes have broken down. Grate the parmesan, reserve the rind. Sprinkle the pot with parmesan, stir until combined, Add the rind to the pot as well.
  • Stir in the garlic powder, oregano. Add the fettuccini noodles, cooking until noodles are al dente.
  • Plate the noodles, top with chicken.
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One Pot Tomato Parmesan Brown Ale Fettuccini with Chicken. Even the pasta and chicken get cooked in the same pot!

8 thoughts on “One Pot Tomato Parmesan Brown Ale Fettuccini with Chicken

  1. Made this tonight. I got lazy and used 1 can of diced tomatoes and 1 can diced tomatoes with green chilies. Subtle but interesting heat. Awesome dish!

  2. Wow, cooking the pasta in the sauce, in beer. Amazing, I’m going to have to try this. How long does the pasta generally cook? I imagine longer than just boiling in water.

  3. My apologies – I am new to your site. What does “wt” mean as in “8 wt ounces of fettuccini”. I have never seen this on any other recipe and I have been cooking for 40 plus years! Thank you,

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