Larry’s Chicken Olive Oil Pasta

Hello to everyone! 

For those of you who are not familiar with us, we are Hristina and Bryant, and Larry was one of our closest friends. Cooking is our passion, so we decided to pour our sorrow over Larry’s loss in the best way we know how. We decided to cook and post one of Larry’s own recipes, which he developed with his daughter, Chevon. We created this blog post so everyone who knew and loved Larry can visit and cook his recipe whenever they miss him. 

I remember the last time I ate this pasta dish. Larry and Dorian opened their home to us for one of our first professional photoshoots. Larry, as the perfect host, made us his famous chicken pasta and told us how the recipe just came together. It was so good – I ate three bowls of pasta that night! I told him that the dish he made is similar to an actual Italian dish called Cacio e Pepe, based on the olive oil he included in the dish. He was so proud of that. I called it the recipe Larry’s Chicken Olive Oil Pasta because that’s what we knew it as.

Bryant and I are both saddened that Larry won’t be cooking for us anymore. We will miss his cooking and presence deeply. Rest in peace, Larry, and get the table ready for when we are all together again in paradise! We love you!

Wipe your tears, pull out your best kitchen set, and let’s honor Larry by making his favorite go-to dish: Chicken Olive Oil Pasta. 

Note: This blog post will not be promoted on social media. It is protected with a password, and will not be deleted as long as this website exists. It will be our tiny piece of Larry that we all can connect to. Below, you will find the full recipe with some pictures we took of the final dish. 

While I don’t have the entire original recipe, Dorian provided me with a list of the ingredients he would usually use. Everything else I pieced together from a memory of the flavor and talking to Larry about it. If Chevon remembers it differently or anyone else has something to add, I’ll be happy to change it. Kindly add a comment at the very end. Thank you and enjoy!

Larry’s Chicken Olive Oil Pasta

The recipe is pretty straighforward but we encourage you to take your time with it and enjoy the process. Maybe share a few stories about Larry and how amazing he was. Larry's drink of choice was whiskey so feel free to match it with something dark and bold on the rocks.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 Pack Bow Tie Pasta
  • 1 Large Chicken Breast cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 Cup Mushrooms sliced
  • 1/2 Cup Broccoli chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Cherry Tomatoes halved
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic minced
  • 1/2 Tbsp Lawry's Seasoning
  • 3 Tsp Lemon Pepper
  • 2 tsp Salt and Pepper each, for the chicken
  • 1/3 Cup Olive oil
  • 1 Cup Parmesan Cheese plus more for garnish


  • Cook the pasta according to the package instructions in salted water. Drain and save one cup of the pasta water in case you need to thicken the sauce later.
  • In a large skillet drizzle a little olive or vegetable oil and cook the chicken on medium heat. Season with salt and pepper and when ready, transfer to a plate and set aside.
  • To the same pan, add a little bit more cooking oil and cook the mushrooms and broccoli for about 5-6 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for additional 2-3 minutes. Season witthsalt and lemon pepper.
  • Transfer the drained pasta to the mushroom mix and add the chicken. Toss to combine. Season with the lawry's seasoning and lemon pepper to taste.
  • Add the olive oil, parmesan cheese and cherry tomato. Toss one last time to combine everything. Use the pasta water 2 tbsp at a time if the pasta seems dry. Transfer to a plate or pasta bowl. Uarnish with more parmesan cheese.

2 thoughts on “Larry’s Chicken Olive Oil Pasta

  1. Dorian Gray says:

    5 stars
    Hristina and Bryant this looks amazing!😍 What’s fun about this dish is that you can add and remove to your required taste. Larry never wrote a recipe down. It was always his creation. His taste buds wouldn’t allow him to focus on a recipe. 🙂 I did take notice that he would often choose sun-dried tomato chicken breasts from Mariano’s. That was my choice of chicken breast when I created his dish. But what I enjoy most is what he chooses to season himself. The flavor was always so powerful and mouthwatering. Thank you both so much for keeping Larry alive with us through his bon appetit dishes. I love you guys so much. 🤍💕🥰🤗🤗

  2. Kaletha Seay says:

    Hello my name is Kaletha Seay AKA Keke Edwards. I grew up on 9620 S Wallace. I hadn’t seen Larry since college days but I was sadden by the news that he had passed away. He was always so nice and quiet. Rest well Larry.

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