• Ingredients: 36
  • Serves: 6

Chili-rubbed chicken with rosemary and tomato with skinless boneless whole chicken breasts , halved, tomato paste, chili powder, water, seasoned rice vinegar, salt, firm vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh rosemary sprigs, six 10-inch wooden skewers, soaked in water 1 hour.


For sauce

  • 1 1/2 pounds Fresh Semolina Orecchiette or 1 1/4 lb. dried orecchiette

For roasted vegetables

For ricotta mixture

  • 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves
  • twelve 7- by 3 1/2-inch sheets dry no-boil lasagne
  • 1/2 cup grated mozzarella
  • 1/3 cup grated Romano or Parmesan

For assembly

  • large pastry bag
  • 1/2-inch plain tip
  • 1/4-inch plain tip
  • Note: a cake decorating turntable is helpful for assembling a croquembouche

For mango ravioli

To cook fish and assemble dish

  • Special equipment: a deep-fat thermometer

Espresso chocolate chunk:

  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped semisweet chocolate
  • 2 tsp. espresso powder

Very berry:

Peppermint fudge:

  • 3 tbsps. fudge sauce
  • 1/4 cup crushed peppermint candies


  1. Step 1 Arrange chicken breasts, skinned side down, on a cutting board. Remove fillet strip from each breast and reserve for another use.

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  2. Step 2 In a small bowl whisk together tomato paste, chili powder, water, vinegar, and garlic paste. In a shallow baking dish large enough to hold chicken in one layer coat chicken with chili paste.

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  3. Step 3 With a serrated knife cut off stem end of tomatoes and cut each tomato into three 1/4-inch-thick slices.

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  4. Step 4 Arrange 1 tomato slice and 1 rosemary sprig on wide end of skinned side of 1 chicken breast and fold narrow end over to sandwich tomato and rosemary.

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  5. Step 5 Thread a skewer through ends of chicken breast and then through folded side, letting pointed end of skewer extend about 1-1/2 inches beyond chicken breast.

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  6. Step 6 Stuff remaining chicken with remaining tomatoes and rosemary and thread with remaining skewers in same manner.

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  7. Step 7 Grill chicken on an oiled rack set 5 to 6 inches over glowing coals until cooked through, about 8 minutes on each side.

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