Chicken Yaya

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  • Olive oil
  • 3 ounces dried tomatoes
  • 8 large garlic cloves, peeled and sliced thin
  • 1 bunch of leeks (about 3-4 medium leeks), sliced
  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced or quartered
  • 4 ounces Genoa (or hard) salami, sliced
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, in 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 pound fresh shrimp (about 2/3 pound if shrimp is cleaned)
  • 1 pint sour cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound linguine or fettuccine


  1. Blanch dried tomatoes for two minutes, drain well. Slice into strips.
  2. In small bowl, cover tomatoes with olive oil. (Or just slice up some dried tomatoes that have been preserved in olive oil.)
  3. Cut salami into 1/4 inch strips.
  4. Prepare pasta according to package directions.
  5. In large skillet over medium high heat, sauté tomato/olive oil mixture with garlic for one minute.
  6. Add leeks and mushrooms to pan and continue cooking for about four or five minutes.
  7. Push vegetables to side of pan, add chicken, shrimp and salami, stirring them, but not yet mixing into vegetables until shrimp and chicken look almost done, about two minutes.
  8. Meanwhile, test the pasta. When al dente, drain well and return to kettle with enough olive oil to keep it from sticking.
  9. Stir to mix vegetables into meat mixture, and cook another minute or two until meats are just done.
  10. Reduce heat to low, add sour cream and stir until mixed.
  11. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  12. Serve on large platter over pasta.
  13. Sprinkle with freshly grated parmesan, if desired.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Posted by Chyrel at Recipe Goldmine 1/17/2002 5:21 pm.