Noodles & Company is a fast casual restaurant chain where its globally inspired dishes come together to create Your World Kitchen. It is a restaurant where Japanese Pan Noodles rest comfortably next to Penne Rosa and Wisconsin Mac & Cheese, but where world flavors don’t end at just noodles. Inspired by some of the world’s most celebrated flavor combinations, Noodles & Company’s menu offers appetizers, soups, salads and sandwiches, too. Everything is made fresh to order, just as you like it, using quality ingredients. Dishes are delivered to the table allowing guests time to sit and relax or grab a quick bite. With more than 380 locations nationwide, from California to Connecticut, guests can find a location nearest them and take a tour of the global menu by visitingwww.noodles.com.
Noodles & Company’s Whole Grain Tuscan Linguine
1 lb whole grain linguine cooked al dente 3 Roma tomatoes sliced into ½ moons 1 red onion cut into julienne strips 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 bunch fresh baby spinach leaves 2 tablespoons olive oil (includes enough to coat the cooked noodles & chicken) 1 white wine (white balsamic vinegar optional) salt to taste 1 tablespoon each fresh chopped basil, oregano, rosemary leaves and Italian parsley cracked black pepper ½ tablespoon fresh lemon juice shaved Asiago cheese 4 chicken breasts, marinated & grilled
Cook the pasta to al dente chill in ice cold water. Drain then toss with 1 T olive oil and set aside. Chop the garlic, cut the tomatoes, slice the onions, de-stem the herbs, chop and set aside. Marinate chicken breast with lemon juice, salt, pepper, rosemary leaves & garlic, place in fridge for 30 minutes. Grill just before you prepare the pasta. Let rest, slice and toss into pasta. To make ze dish: Put the olive oil in a large sauté pan. Heat pan to hot, but not smoking. Add garlic and onions. You should hear a sizzle. Stir and deglaze with white wine or white balsamic vinegar. Add pasta and chicken, toss to coat with aromatics. Add tomatoes, toss then add fresh spinach. Add herbs, lemon juice and salt & pepper to taste. Place on platter and garnish with shaved Asiago cheese.