Thursday, January 6, 2011
Creamy chicken pasta
This is similar to another creamy chicken pasta dish I have made, this was more creamier for some reason...Love it!
You will need:
500 gms shredded cooked chicken (you could use a cooked chicken from the store, or do what I did and cook two skinless chicken breasts and then shredded it)
1/2 brown onion finely chopped
2 cloves garlic (good size) chopped
4 mushrooms sliced
2 handfuls baby spinach
1/2 butternut punpkin (squash) you could use sweet potato instead, into 2cm cubes
1 cup grated tasty cheddar cheese
1/2 cup grated parmesan (the real stuff, not that gross stuff in a tin)
200 mls cream (that's used for cooking)
salt and pepper to taste
Shred already cooked chicken and set aside (or cook some chicken and then shred it)
Chop and dice all of your veggies/ grate the cheese
In a microwave proof bowl add your pumpkin and some water (don't cover the pumpkin) and heat for around 5 minutes until just soft)
Put water on for the pasta
As you put the water on you can start adding the onion/garlic to a pan
and frying them in some olive oil.
Add in the veggies (pumpkin, mushroom) and chicken. Heat these up and then add the cream and cheese (save some grated parmesan for the end) and cream and spinach. Place on low and let simmer. If you need to add some water to make the sauce less thick and sticky do so here. I added maybe 1/3 cup to mine. Also add some salt and pepper to your liking.
Once the water is boiling add your pasta.
Once pasta is cooked turn off the chicken sauce. Add the cooked pasta to the pan with the sauce, stif around so everything is coated well.
Serve with some grated parmesan on the top.
This served about 6-8 people as we had a salad with it too. So it will probably serve 6 adults well.
My kids LOVED it and asked for seconds.