Dante's Chicken Tortellini

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Main Ingredient: Poultry
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.


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


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.