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Family Features | 10/19/2017, 4:24 p.m.
Gathering the family around the table with delicious, traditional meals..

 Gathering the family around the table with delicious, traditional meals is the ultimate combination for many home chefs like Catherine Lowe, winner of the 17th season of ABC’s “The Bachelor.”

 Lowe, who partnered as a celebrity spokesperson with Bertolli to create this Roasted Garlic Marinara Braised Chicken with Linguine recipe, enjoys adding authenticity to the table with recipes that provide homemade taste and layers of flavor.

 “I pride myself on my strong Italian roots,” Lowe said. “My dad taught me how to cook at a young age, and growing up, it was an event to make and enjoy dinner with his side of the family. It’s important for me to remember and celebrate that heritage.”

 Full of hearty vegetables you can see and taste, and inspired by the simple goodness of Tuscan cooking, Bertolli Rustic Cut Pasta sauces help bring homemade flavor to your table. Offered in four varieties – Marinara with Traditional Vegetables, Spicy Marinara with Traditional Vegetables, Roasted Garlic Marinara with Garden Vegetables and Sweet Peppers with Portobello Mushrooms – it’s Lowe’s secret ingredient to helping make family meals more enjoyable.

 Find more family-friendly recipes to bring everyone together at bertolli.com.

 Roasted Garlic Marinara Braised Chicken with Linguine Recipe (courtesy of Sean and Catherine Lowe)

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 60 minutes

Servings: 4-6

23 ounces Bertolli Rustic Cut Roasted Garlic Marinara Sauce

6-8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs

2 teaspoons kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 pound whole-wheat linguine

8 ounces sliced cremini mushrooms

1/2 cup small diced onion

1/4 cup white wine (optional)

3 ounces baby kale

  Parmesan cheese

Heat oven to 350 F.

 In 3-quart Dutch oven over medium heat, heat sauce. Season chicken on both sides with salt and pepper.

 In large skillet over medium-high heat, heat olive oil. Add chicken, skin-side down, and cook 3-5 minutes, or until skin is crisp and deep golden-brown. Turn chicken over and cook 3-5 minutes until golden-brown on second side.

 Remove chicken from skillet, leaving fat in pan. Set aside skillet to be used later.

 Add chicken to sauce in Dutch oven in single layer, skin-side up, with skin just above surface of sauce. Cover and bake 40 minutes. Begin to boil water for pasta.

 Remove cover from Dutch oven and cook in oven 10 minutes.

 Cook pasta al dente according to package instructions. Drain.

 Heat reserved skillet and fat over medium-high heat; add cremini mushrooms and onions; saute until lightly browned. Deglaze with white wine, if desired, and cook until dry. Add kale to mushrooms and toss gently to wilt.

 Remove Dutch oven from oven and gently transfer chicken to large plate. Add pasta to sauce in Dutch oven and stir gently to coat.

 Place portion of pasta in pasta bowl and make well in middle. Spoon mushroom-kale mixture into center of well and top with one piece of chicken.

 Shave Parmesan cheese over dish to finish.

 Substitution: Portobello, shiitake or button mushrooms may be used in place of cremini mushrooms.