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Chicken Macarthur Pasta | January 23, 2009


I watched an episode of Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives and this dish stood out when Guy Fieri visited Dot’s Back Inn. It’s named after the street the restaurant is on in Richmond, VA. I tried recreating it at home and loved it! It’s super easy too.

Ingredients (makes 4 servings): 
3oz olive oil
4 cloves of garlic
2-3 chicken breasts
1 roma tomato
1 medium white onion
2-3 oz dry white wine
2 -3 oz feta cheese
1 lbs angel hair pasta (I used whole wheat)
salt & pepper to taste

Boil pasta to al dente drain and set aside. While pasta is cooking dice tomato and slice onion and chicken. In a large skillet heat olive oil and garlic. Add onion and chicken. Add salt and pepper to taste. When the chicken is almost fully cooked  add white wine. Let the wine evaporate and then add cooked pasta. Stir and add feta and diced tomato.

Dot’s Back Inn
4030 Macarthur Ave.
Richmond,VA 23227



  1. I love that show — good for you for re-creating something without a recipe! Impressive! You are so far beyond my level of expertise… : )

    Comment by Lisa — January 24, 2009 @ 2:21 am

  2. This looks delicious! Mark and I are planning a road trip to a place called The Virginia Diner that we saw on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. Apparently the ham buscuits are AMAZING. Let me know if you want to come with– good buscuits are hard to come by.

    Comment by krissy — January 24, 2009 @ 5:32 am

  3. That’s such a great show. Looks yummy. I’m going to have to try it.

    Comment by Christina — January 31, 2009 @ 4:50 am

  4. Just made this pasta again last night (9/23/09). Still delicious and takes less than 30 mins!

    Comment by goodiegoodiegumdrops — September 25, 2009 @ 5:39 am

  5. i just saw they show, can’t wait to try this recipe!

    Comment by steve heyer — March 2, 2010 @ 11:35 am

  6. this looks like a really delcious recipie im just wondering where the artichokes are and if i wanted to add artichokes how much would i add and at what point because they are one of my favorite veggies to go with pasta

    Comment by Jessica — March 22, 2010 @ 3:22 am

  7. Hi Jessica – if you use pre-cooked canned artichokes I would add 1 jar before you add the cooked pasta. Move on to the next step once the artichokes are warmed through. Would love to know how it goes! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

    Comment by goodiegoodiegumdrops — March 22, 2010 @ 4:20 am

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