CREAMY SEMI-DRIED TOMATO CHICKEN PASTA


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CREAMY SEMI-DRIED TOMATO CHICKEN PASTA

 

CREAMY SEMI-DRIED TOMATO CHICKEN PASTA
PREPARATION 15 MINS • COOKING 20-30 MINS • SERVES 4-6
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Ingredients
  1. 1 tablespoon butter
  2. 1 small onion, finely chopped
  3. 1 clove garlic, crushed or chopped
  4. ½ cup semi-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
  5. 1 cup cream
  6. 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  7. 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, finely grated
  8. salt and pepper to taste
  9. 250-300g pasta – penne or spiral
  10. 1 tablespoon butter, extra
  11. 600g skinless chicken thigh fillets trimmed of excess fat and cut into chunks
  12. 2 handfuls of baby spinach (roughly chopped so the kids will eat it!)
  13. parmesan cheese to garnish
Instructions
  1. Heat butter in small saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until soft but not brown.
  2. Add semi-dried tomatoes, cream, tomato paste, parmesan, salt and pepper and stir to combine. Bring to the boil and then reduce heat and simmer until it reaches the consistency you would like (10-15 minutes), stirring occasionally.
  3. While the sauce is cooking, cook pasta according to packet directions.
  4. In a frying pan, melt the second measure of butter and cook chicken until nearly cooked through. Reduce heat, add the sauce and spinach and heat until spinach has wilted.
  5. Stir the cooked and drained pasta through the sauce.
  6. Serve with extra parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.
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