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Linguine with Chicken, Leeks and Tomatoes

2 tablespoons olive oil
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
3 large leeks (white and pale green parts only), thinly sliced or 1 large onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 28-ounce can Italian plum tomatoes, drained, chopped
2 tablespoons dry vermouth
1 pound linguine, freshly cooked
1 cup grated Parmesan
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil (optional)


Heat oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Add to skillet and saute until just cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Cool slightly. Thinly slice chicken crosswise and set aside. Melt butter in same skillet over medium-low heat. Add leeks and garlic and saute until leeks are very tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, vermouth and chicken. Cook until mixture is just heated through, about 2 minutes. Season generously with salt and pepper. Combine chicken mixture, linguine and 1/2 cup Parmesan in large bowl; toss well. Sprinkle with basil if desired. Serve, passing remaining Parmesan.

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