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Guest Blog Post: Claudia of What’s Cookin’ Italian Style Cuisine

January 26th, 2011 · 16 Comments

I first met Claudia through Foodbuzz a little over a year or so ago, and she has been a constant inspiration for all things family and Italian. Her blog features the traditions and culture behind her rich Italian heritage and we are fortunate to have Claudia sharing her legacy at What’s Cookin’ Italian Style Cuisine.

It is my pleasure to feature Claudia as she shares with us a part of her extensive Italian family cooking tradition on the CCR blog! Claudia is featuring her Grandma Victoria’s Baked Chicken Mushroom Pomodoro with Penne; this is a surefire Italian family recipe.

Please join me in welcoming Claudia! This is her valued and cherished recipe handed down from her Grandma Victoria!

Claudia of “What's Cookin' Italian Style Cuisine”
Claudia of “What’s Cookin’ Italian Style Cuisine”

About Claudia
So let me introduce myself. I’m Claudia aka Pegasuslegend from What’s Cookin’ Italian Style Cuisine. I started my blog a little over a year ago with the passion behind this to someday leave to my two grown son’s and their families. Our traditional values and recipes are near and dear to my heart. I chose this one that was my grandmother Victoria’s, she use to make often. It’s easy to put together. Grandma Victoria passed on 33 years ago at 94; today we still love her affordable delicious meals and have adapted it just a tad. Years ago, they had fresh chickens; I can still remember grandpa chasing them around the cellar. She would pluck the feathers, burn off the remaining ones, then clean it and cut it up for dinner. So, they didn’t use boneless chicken breasts as I use now. This recipe had bone in. The flavors are close to hers and sure to please.

I was honored when Cajun Chef Ryan asked me to guest post! He has so many wonderful creations, delicious recipes but most of all one of the kindness supporters in blogging! Everyone that reads his blog and follows him will see the genuine traditional foods values he has. Mardi Gras is huge and he has fabulous recipes in tribute of that festive occasion! Love the culture behind his blog. A great read, wealth of information and you will have an unbelievable culinary experience.

Here’s my guest post and thank you for reading and hosting my guest post Cajun Chef Ryan!

The Recipe

Grandma Victoria’s Baked Chicken Mushroom Pomodoro with Penne
By Claudia of What’s Cookin’ Italian Style Cuisine (

4 Tbsp Butter, divided
3 Each Boneless chicken breasts, sliced thin into round pieces
2 Medium Green bell peppers
1 Pint Fresh Plum, cherry, or grape tomatoes, or one 15 oz canned tomatoes
1 Pound Mushrooms, sliced
½ Cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
½ Tsp ea. Dried Oregano, thyme, parsley, garlic powder
½ Cup White wine
3 Tbsp Olive oil
½ Pound Penne pasta
1 Gallon Boiling salted water
½ Cup Romano cheese, grated
1 Tbsp Parsley, fresh chopped
To taste Salt and pepper

Procedure Steps
1. Preheat oven to 350° F. In a 2 inch deep baking dish, melt 2 tablespoons butter in the oven in the dish, place sliced chicken in melted butter. Add mushrooms, tomatoes, and sliced peppers on top. Sprinkle herbs over the top. Add white wine. Sprinkle with bread crumbs. Lightly and evenly drizzle the olive oil over the top, around three tablespoons. Bake on 350 for around 40 minutes.

Chicken Mushroom Pomodoro
Chicken Mushroom Pomodoro ready for the oven
2. In the meantime, boil 1/2 pound penne pasta in salted water.
3. When pasta is cooked to your preference, drain then add 2 tablespoons of butter and 1/2 cup of Romano cheese and a tablespoon of parsley, salt pepper to taste. Mix well.
4. Place the pasta on a dish, top with baked chicken and vegetables.

Dinner is served…”Buon Appetito!"

Chicken Mushroom Pomodoro Served
Grandma Victoria’s Baked Chicken Mushroom Pomodoro

Thank you so much Claudia for sharing with us this wonderful family Italian dish, I know the tradition will continue on at “What’s Cookin’ Italian Style Cuisine"!

Bon appetite!
©2011 CCR

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16 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sandra // Jan 26, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    I adore Claudia and her blog..this is wonderful guest post Chef Ryan. And thank you Claudia for sharing memories and inspiration behind your amazing dishes! Grandma Victoria’s Baked Chicken Mushroom Pomodoro with penne looks and sounds fantastic!

  • 2 irena // Jan 26, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Very nice dish, Claudia you did a great job:)
    Chef Ryan, Sandra is right, it is a great guest post:)

  • 3 OC2Seattle // Jan 26, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    What a great guest post! Grnadma Victoria’s baked chicken pomodoro looks perfect for a cold winter night.

  • 4 Belinda @zomppa // Jan 26, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Love Claudia and always love her food. Fantastic – what a Grandma!

  • 5 Torviewtoronto // Jan 26, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    lovely guest post ryan
    nice to know about Claudia

  • 6 Drick // Jan 26, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    what a treat for Claudia to share her grandma’s recipe and with your readers Ryan – ya’ll two are very special to me

  • 7 Annie // Jan 26, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Claudia was a wonderful choice for a guest post! I am delightfully surprised by how easy this dish is to prepare. It looks so delicious!

  • 8 Melynda@Moms Sunday Cafe // Jan 26, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Claudia this is wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

  • 9 redkathy // Jan 26, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Hey Chef, Great choice for a guest post. Nothing better than finding two of my favorite foodbuzz friends in one place. You can always count on Claudia for an awesome Italian dish.

    Claudia I’m smiling just imagining your Grandma serving this chicken! Great post.

  • 10 claudia lamascolo/aka pegasuslegend // Jan 27, 2011 at 10:20 am

    I was honored to be part of this amazing blog, thank you for having me guest post! I would love to do this again anytime! Thank you to all your readers for these lovely comments!

  • 11 Megan // Jan 27, 2011 at 11:10 am

    So simple to make and sounds delicious. Great recipe!

  • 12 Boudreaux Ryan // Jan 27, 2011 at 11:23 am

    It is a real pleasure featuring foodies and their blogs, I enjoy sharing their passions, their flavors, their traditions.

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

    Culinarily yours,

  • 13 Magic of Spice // Jan 27, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    Hi Claudia, what a fantastic dish and tribute to your grandmother 🙂
    Great guest both Ryan

  • 14 zerrin // Jan 28, 2011 at 9:41 am

    I already know Claudia and her lovely blog with many outstanding Italian style dishes. And this one sounds so amazing too! Perfect guest post!

  • 15 Aggie // Jan 28, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Great post Claudia! What a delicious dish!

  • 16 Ingeborg // Jan 31, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Lovely new guest post, Ryan. I had not heard of Claudia’s blog. I will check into it. Keep up the great work!