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    Can anyone PLEASE tell me how many points this would be?? My future mother and father in law took me out to dinner tonight, and I got the Chicken Castellina. It was great, and I saved half of my daily points to use for dinner, so I think I'm OK, but I just wanted to check with some of the seasoned veterans here on BB!

    Sauce Ingredients

    1 oz Pancetta (or bacon), diced
    1 1/2 oz Butter, cubed
    1/2 tsp Garlic, chopped
    1 oz Sun-dried tomatoes, diced
    6 oz Heavy cream
    6 oz Milk
    1/2 oz Cornstarch
    1 oz Grated Parmesan
    1 1/2 oz Smoked Gouda, chopped
    1 1/2 oz Mushrooms, sliced
    4 1/4 oz Can sliced artichokes, drained
    1/2 Tbsp Fresh rosemary, chopped
    1/4 tsp Salt
    1/8 tsp Pepper


    Chicken Ingredients

    3/4 lb(s) Skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut in 1 to 1-1/2-inch pieces
    3 oz Flour
    1/8 tsp Salt
    1/8 tsp Pepper
    3/4 oz Olive oil
    1 oz White wine
    3/4 lb(s) Cooked pasta
    Fresh parsley, chopped


    Procedures:

    Sauce Preparation

    - In a 3-qt sauce pan or large pot, sauté pancetta (or bacon) over medium/high heat until crisp and golden (not dark)

    - Lower heat, add butter and melt

    - Add garlic and sun-dried tomatoes

    - Sauté for approximately one minute stirring frequently (do not brown)

    - Whisk in cream, milk and cornstarch. Raise heat to medium/high

    - Whisk in Parmesan and Gouda

    - Once cheese melts, add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil stirring continuously

    - Remove from heat and let stand uncovered

    Chicken Preparation

    - Mix flour with salt and pepper

    - Coat chicken in seasoned flour, shake off excess flour

    - Heat olive oil in large sauté pan

    - Add chicken in a single layer and cook until golden brown on both sides (it should take approximately seven minutes). Using a meat thermometer, make sure the internal temperature of the thickest piece of chicken reaches 165 degrees

    - Begin pasta in a separate pot according to package directions

    - Add wine to chicken in pan (caution: there will be a low flame in pan). Toss gently until wine is evaporated

    - Once reduced, add sauce and bring to a boil on medium/high heat

    - Place 6 oz of cooked pasta on each plate

    - Evenly distribute chicken and sauce over pasta

    - Garnish with chopped parsley

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    If you have access to the materials you can figure the points for all the ingredients separately (this is the way we all do it) and then divide by how much of it you ate. For example, if you ate half, and it came to 150 points, then you ate 75. Of course, that's extreme, but you can pretty much figure it out yourself using the information all the materials provide. Hope it was a wonderful and enjoyable meal.
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    Alliruetwo Guest

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    Shannon,
    I did some addition, and I come up with 40 points (approx) for the entire dish. I did not add in the sun dried tomatoes, only because I was not sure if they had been packed in olive oil or not. I work for Olive Gardens #1 competition, so next time you are going there, let me know, and I will give you some lower point suggestions

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