Chicken and Bow Ties: 30-Minute Meal
The dapper bow tie gives pasta dishes a bit of flair, its winged shape lends lightness and its scrunchy, puffy middle a textural treat.
So when bow ties meet bite-size pieces of white-meat chicken (use dark meat if you prefer it), a bit of garlic, dried tomatoes, and a sauce of chicken-broth, cream, white-wine, parmesan cheese, a chicken-with-pasta dinner becomes rich and more refined. And this Chicken and Bow Ties recipe takes just a half-hour to make, from start to finish.
You can always opt for gemelli or rottini or, like contributor Columbe Jacobsen-Derstine, cavatelli, but the bow tie’s unique shape gives you just the right amount of flat and curve to complement the sauce. And we just like the vibe of the bow tie, which reminds us of all those sartorially resplendent bow-tie wearers, like the late Winston Churchill and Senator Paul Simon, and the uberchic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld.
OK, we don’t truly believe that if you use bow tie pasta you’ll somehow channel Karl Lagerfeld. We just want to make your life a little easier, a little more elegant without the fuss. And trust us, chicken and bow ties will not let you down.
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