Preparation time: 1 hour
Cooking time: 15 mins
Easy - for beginners
This "Marbella" recipe is so easy! No overnight marinating. Just unbelievably succulent chicken breasts..flavors bursting w/a Marbella-inspired sauce combining the sweetest dried plums, garlic, Spanish olives. Close your eyes & you're in Costa del Sol.
In a medium-sized bowl combine garlic, oregano, salt and pepper to taste, red wine vinegar, olive oil, dried plums, olives, capers w/ caper juice, brown sugar, and bay leaf. Mix well. Cover, let sit for 1 hour.
Melt butter in large saute pan. Rinse chicken breasts, then coat in bread crumbs. Add to pan on medium-high. Saute for about 4 mins, then flip. Turn off heat. Add the vinegar/ olive oil/ plums mixture to pan (take out bay leaf.)
Turn heat to medium-low, and saute until mixture has reduced by 2/3.
Remove chicken to warm plate. Sprinkle shredded mozzarella over breasts.
Add wine to pan to deglaze. Saute for about 3 mins on low, scraping up bits. Turn off heat.
Add cream cheese, stirring until consistency is smooth. Thin sauce w/ pasta water to desired thickness. Add cooked pasta, stir until coated. Spoon half of hot mixture onto each plate. Place 1 chicken breast on top of each. Dust w/ parsley.