Active Time
20 MIN
Total Time
35 MIN
Serves : 4
© Pierre Javelle

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a small saucepan, season the artichokes with salt and pepper and simmer them in the cream over moderately low heat until very tender, about 12 minutes. Transfer the artichokes and cream to a blender and puree. Add the lemon juice and season with salt and pepper.

Step 2    

In a large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook the pasta until al dente. Drain the shells and return them to the pan. Add the artichoke cream, smoked chicken, tomatoes and chives; season with salt and pepper. Transfer to bowls and serve.


Be sure not to buy marinated artichokes; the tangy marinade will overwhelm the flavor of this dish.

Suggested Pairing

The toasty oak flavors and creamy finish of a Russian River Chardonnay are a great partner to this smoky, creamy pasta dish.

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Author Name: Libby Blanton Hinkle

Review Body: Amazing and sooo delicious! And quite easy to prepare.  :)

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-09-06