Dante's Chicken Tortellini

Menu Part: 
Side Dish
Cuisine Type: 
American
Serves: 
12

No inferno here, just peppery hot chicken wings. Tortellini in a spicy marinara sauce round out this meal bursting with flavor.

Ingredients

For Parmesan Pepper Crumb Breading:
4 cups Japanese bread crumbs
2 cups Parmesan cheese, grated
2 tsp. red pepper flakes, crushed

48 chicken wings
24, 8-in. bamboo skewers
Butter flavored oil
24 cups cheese tortellini pasta, cooked al dente, drained, rinsed, warm
12 cups spicy marinara sauce, commercially prepared, warm

Steps

1. Combine bread crumb ingredients in a shallow pan.

2. Store wings under refrigeration prior to use. Thread 2 wings per skewer. Dip both sides in oil to coat, then dredge in crumb mixture. Shake off excess.

3. Layer skewers on lined sheetpan and bake in a 350°F oven for 30-40 min. (or for 8-10 min. in convection oven).

4. For service: Portion 2 cups pasta on plate. Ladle 1 cup sauce over pasta. Arrange two skewers over top.

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