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This is a great tasting meal. I am not a big pasta fan but have made this a number of times.
One of my faves to make.
I’m so glad you like it Keisha!
I just made this last night, and it was very good. The sauce was my favorite part, it does make a lot of food so we have a good bit of left overs.
Let me just say that I love this recipe. It is delicious and fairly quick to make. I’ve made it three times now. I’ve used water once instead of chicken stock (I didn’t have any) and it wasn’t too terrible, although the chicken stock certainly gives it more flavour. (I upped the amount of wine and used less water)
The one issue that I had with this recipe was that it’s very thin. Maybe I am used to thicker recipes (I do love Alfredo!), so I made a slurry (I used 1/4 cup of ice cold water & 1/4 cup of flour) which solved the problem!
My boyfriend and I made this last night for our anniversary meal, and it was simply delicious. This was the first time using mint and I was skeptical about using it, but I was pleasantly surprised at the subtle flavor it added in the end. I could also really taste the thyme (maybe a bit too much, but that’s probably my fault since I wasn’t careful about measuring this), a hint of lemon, and a finish of honey. This was definitely a pasta I could savor and make again and again.Thank you so much for this recipe!
As for slight changes, I did use the apple cider vinegar since I couldn’t locate the sherry vinegar, and it worked quite well.I didn’t use the full pound of fettuccine since I added little by little and noticed that it probably wouldn’t all get an adequate coating of the sauce.Dry vermouth works very well as the dry white wine.
Dear Elise, just made this tonight, dinner for two but EASILY for 4. The sauce was a bit thick on my side, I think I let it reduce a little too far. For variation I added some button brown mushrooms and used a little bit of some soaked mushrooms liquid when I first browned the chicken on the pan. It turned out so delicious! The mint I used from Mom’s herb garden was LEMON MINT but it wasn’t as strong as regular fresh mint. Perhaps I should try that next time. My friend loved it. :) Thanks so much! I love you. OMG I LOVE YOU ELISE. (I LOVE YOU.) xx
I’ve made this 2-3x now & thought I should encourage anybody thinking about trying this recipe to DO IT!
Yummy! Need I say more. I absolutely love this site and all of your recipes! Last week I even ended up cooking five nights in a row because there were so many things I just had to try. This is out of the norm as my boyfriend is usually the chef in the relationship. We joked that this site is making me become “domestic”. haha. As per usual I was perusing the recipes yesterday morning/afternoon as a nice distraction(better than facebook) from job hunting and I came across this beauty. My boyfriend loves mint and we already had a lot on hand-he makes an amazing roasted red pepper, corn, and chick pea salad with fresh mint- so it was the perfect dish for dinner last night! I never would have considered pairing thyme and mint but after eating it I felt silly for never having considered such a merry joining before now. Kudos!
I just tried this tonight and it was so good that I called my friends to share!(of course later I regretted and wished I had some left-over for tomorrow)I added a little salt but later I realized it had gotten a little salty so I wish I didn’t add the extra salt. Also like Rebecca mentioned, I might add a little more mint and thyme later. It was rich but not too rich with the herbs and hint of lemon. Thanks so much for the great recipe!
Very nice recipe, just tried it. I did not have any lemons so I put a stick of lemon grass. Works perfectly.
I made this last night, and it was delicious – but very slightly too subtle for me. I wanted more punch from the mint and thyme. I never would have expected to put those herbs together and have it taste so fantastic. Next time I’ll just up the herb amounts. Wonderful website – thank you so much for your recipes!
This pasta dish is delicious! Honey, mint and thyme —– who would have thought. Be sure thyme and mint are well chopped. Also, I like to warm my plates before serving.
I made this a few days ago for the family. Fettucini seems to be the perfect pasta for creamy sauces. I used some boneless chicken thigh meat we had in the freezer. Followed the advice for letting the chicken pieces brown as I sometimes start stirring things up too soon. My wife took the left-overs in for lunch at work the next day without telling me. I was upset because I wanted it. I will definitely make this again.
This recipe has so much potential, but it was a big disappointment. I followed it exactly. For all the ingredients, it should have had a lot of flavor. I tasted the sauce just before adding the linguine and chicken, and it did have a nice flavor. But when I added the pasta and the chicken, the linguine absorbed most of the sauce. That wasn’t a problem because the photo shows that this is not a saucy dish. It actually looked nice on the plate, just as it does in the picture. However, it was flavorless. I cook all the time and have never cooked anything that tasted so bland. I might as well have used cream by itself for the sauce. My family didn’t get a hint of the wine, mint, honey, lemon zest, chicken stock, and vinegar. If I do make this again, I will add more of these ingredients.
When asked if she has any ideas for dinner, my daughter (16 y/o) always replies, “pasta”. I was a little concerned about this recipe due to the use of mint and honey, but I thought something beyond garlic would be a nice change of pace. It was delicious blend of delicate flavors!! Thank you.
My wife and I cooked this meal this evening (phenomenal by the way) and we successfully made it with half and half. After doing some research, we experimented with ways of stabilizing the half and half so it doesn’t curdle.
To start off with, we mixed about a half a teaspoon of corn starch with the half and half beforehand and set aside. We added the honey and vinegar to the wine and broth in the pan, ensuring both were well dissolved, then generously tempered the half and half with the mixture. Starting on a low heat we stirred in the tempered half and half, then slowly sprinkled in another half teaspoon of corn starch, stirring the sauce constantly.
We reduced the sauce at a medium-low heat, keeping it moving, and it worked beautifully. No curdling and the meal tasted great.
I generally buy creme fraiche rather than heavy cream. Would that work too? (Maybe use a bit less?)
You can try it, let us know how it turns out if you do! ~Elise
As a medical student, I am always in search of tasty, healthy, and inexpensive meals that require little time or talent. This dinner lived up to all my expectations.
A few alterations that I made: (1) I cooked the pasta by adding it to chicken broth and letting it absorb all the liquid (there’s probably a fancy cooking word for this but I don’t know what it is); (2) I sauteed yellow zucchini and red bell peppers into the pasta + sauce because veggies are important (3) I used course ground sea salt to add a more distinct flavour; (4) I served with the same wine I used in the deglazing for an easy meal-wine match.
Three cheers for great food! Thanks for the excellent idea.
Made this last night and it was a huge success! I think I went a little light on the seasoning for the chicken which was a mistake as the pasta seemed beautifully seasoned, but the chicken was quite bland. Will make sure that I do a better job on that next time. Otherwise, an absolute winner! This is getting added to my everyday dinner cookbook.
This was sooo good, made this last night and we all loved it! I love using fresh herbs and the combination of it with honey and Xères vinegar was unbelievable ( I had never tried that type of vinegar before) I was a little uncertain about the entire 1 1/2 cup of heavy cream but it was all worth it…Even Roxy my3 yrs old boxer loved it. Thank you Elise for a successful diner idea! Adding this to my to re-do list!