Chicken Pancetta Spaghettoni Recipe #MastroYourHolidays


December is finally here! I think it’s safe to say most people are starting to celebrate the holidays now. We love to host and entertain our loved ones this time of year so today I thought I’d share our favourite recipe to make for our guests.

We like to use cured meats in our holiday recipes as it’s so nostalgic this time of year. They really elevate the taste of your dish and make for an elegant presentation when you’re entertaining. Today we’re using this delicious Mastro Pancetta for our pasta, it is so tasty and completely transforms the recipe with its unique flavour. Mastro is our brand of choice when we’re shopping for Pancetta. They always honour the taste and tradition of savoury Italian deli by combining the finest ingredients and traditional slow aging. Their Pancetta is always so flavourful and makes this dish really stand out. It’s definitely a crowd pleaser!


Chicken Pancetta Spaghettoni 

Ingredients

Boneless skinless chicken thighs aprox 0.600 kg trimmed and quartered

One box of spaghettoni

1 cup of chopped Mastro Pancetta

1 cup strained tomatoes

3 egg yolks

1/3 cup of frozen or fresh peas

1 shallot cut thin lengthwise

3 cloves of garlic

1 cup finely grated grana padano cheese

1 Tablespoon of olive oil

Pinch of sweet paprika, thyme and basil

Salt and pepper

Directions
1. In a medium sauce pan at medium to high heat add olive oil and chopped shallot with salt and pepper. Cook until soft and translucent.

2. Add garlic with a garlic press cook until fragrant (1min) careful not to cook the garlic too long as it will become bitter.

3. Add paprika, thyme and basil and stir until even.

4. Add chicken seasoned with salt and pepper and turn on all sides until chicken is cooked. Then add strained tomatoes coating the chicken. Turn the heat down to simmer.

5. Whisk in three yolks and grated cheese then set aside.

6. In a deep large bottomed frying pan (stainless steel preferred) add Mastro pancetta and brown on medium to low heat.

7. Once browned take out pancetta and place in a bowl and set aside. Drain 1/2 of the fat from the frying pan turn heat down to low and add the cooked spaghettoni and a some of the pasta water (aprox 5 Tbl spoons) scraping up the brown bits to coat the spaghettoni.

8. Very slowly add yolks and cheese stirring the spaghettoni so that the yolk and cheese mixture does not solidify. Once spaghettoni is coated completely slowly add the chicken in the tomato sauce and twist and stir until mixed in and the the sauce is creamy rosé.

9. Add the peas and garnish with graded Grana padano and serve. Voila!

Let me know if you try this delicious dish out over the holidays and what you think!

Want a chance to win a Mastro Prize pack?! Entering is easy! Just tell me in the comments below your favourite cured meat! Ends Dec. 10 2017. *Congrats Stephanie L! You won*

This post was sponsored by Mastro San Daniele however all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

46 Comments

  1. December 3, 2017 / 1:20 am

    Well pancetta is right up there but genoa salami beats it by just a little bit. Your recipe looks ah-mazing, Renee!

  2. Hannah
    December 3, 2017 / 4:21 am

    Pancetta! Hands down my favourite 😍. I am definitely adding this to the must make list

  3. Neil Palmer
    December 4, 2017 / 12:45 pm

    yea

  4. Cindy Peterson
    December 4, 2017 / 1:04 pm

    Chorizo is a family favorite.

  5. J
    December 4, 2017 / 2:13 pm

    Prosciutto for me

  6. Tammy Clouthier
    December 4, 2017 / 2:49 pm

    i love pretty much anything cured but i would have to say proscuitto is my favorite

  7. Kathy Ri
    December 4, 2017 / 3:03 pm

    My fav cured meat is prosciutto

  8. Peter Weber
    December 4, 2017 / 5:36 pm

    hot hungarian salami favorite

  9. SONYA
    December 4, 2017 / 5:41 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE prosciutto

  10. Chantelle Daigle
    December 4, 2017 / 6:40 pm

    I love kabanos!

  11. Shannon S.
    December 4, 2017 / 8:22 pm

    I have a few that are my favourites but I would say proscuitto

  12. Stacie Humphrey
    December 4, 2017 / 8:57 pm

    My favorite is prosciutto.

  13. Calvin F.
    December 4, 2017 / 9:38 pm

    prosciutto, salami, pepperoni. faves!

  14. Sarahjferg
    December 4, 2017 / 11:05 pm

    I love salami. Goes well with everything!!!

  15. Linda Svarovsky
    December 4, 2017 / 11:22 pm

    Hungarian salami is a current favourite cured meat.

  16. Janice L.
    December 4, 2017 / 11:38 pm

    I love salami the best.

  17. Stephanie LaPlante
    December 4, 2017 / 11:43 pm

    My favorite is Hungarian turkey salami

    • December 13, 2017 / 5:29 pm

      Congrats Stephanie! You won! Please check your email 🙂

  18. Donna L
    December 5, 2017 / 2:11 am

    My favorite is hard salami.

  19. Sheila K.
    December 5, 2017 / 2:31 am

    My favorite cured meat is summer sausage.

  20. joy
    December 5, 2017 / 2:41 am

    chorizo ! I love spicy !

  21. Nicole B
    December 5, 2017 / 3:06 am

    Chorizo is my favorite hands down!

  22. Sid Blum
    December 5, 2017 / 3:22 am

    Chorizo

  23. Ashley
    December 5, 2017 / 3:25 am

    Salami!

  24. Melissa
    December 5, 2017 / 3:59 am

    I love bresaola!

  25. Steve Weber
    December 5, 2017 / 5:02 am

    My fav cured meat is prosciutto

  26. Jolie
    December 5, 2017 / 5:09 am

    I love prosciutto and salami 🙂

  27. Marlene V
    December 5, 2017 / 5:54 am

    In our household we love prosciutto

  28. Geena O'Banion
    December 5, 2017 / 1:55 pm

    Pepperoni, procueto and salami are on my list right now. Love the looks of your picture..looks very yummy.
    Thank you for giving us the opportunity……

  29. Maria
    December 5, 2017 / 3:21 pm

    I love Prosciutto

  30. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard
    December 5, 2017 / 5:13 pm

    I would sat our family favorite is proscuitto. Thanks for the chance to win and Happy Holidays <3 xo

  31. COurtney coco
    December 5, 2017 / 8:54 pm

    Ohhh pancetta, pancetta my mouth savorys at the though of you! 🙂 happy thoughts!

  32. Tainan Lu
    December 5, 2017 / 9:16 pm

    My favorite is prosciutto.

  33. Geoff
    December 5, 2017 / 10:38 pm

    Soppressata is probably my favorite cured meat.

  34. Jenny W
    December 6, 2017 / 1:30 am

    Salami

  35. Jonnie
    December 6, 2017 / 5:56 am

    Salami is my favorite cured meat

  36. Maria
    December 6, 2017 / 5:25 pm

    Prosciutto for me

  37. lorna
    December 7, 2017 / 12:11 am

    pancetta for sure!

  38. Ira
    December 7, 2017 / 3:37 am

    My favorite is prosciutto.

  39. Marcie
    December 8, 2017 / 8:25 pm

    I like prosciutto.

  40. Aarone Mawdsley
    December 9, 2017 / 1:47 am

    prosciutto because it is delightful

  41. Linda
    December 9, 2017 / 8:15 am

    My favourite cured meat is proscuitto. I like finding Canadian made proscuitto.

  42. Caryn Coates
    December 9, 2017 / 10:01 pm

    I love prosciutto

  43. Lilith
    December 9, 2017 / 10:46 pm

    My fav cured meat is prosciutto, with genoa salami a close second

  44. lynn clayton
    December 10, 2017 / 5:01 am

    ham is my favorite

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