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Monday, May 20, 2013

Spicy Chicken Pasta

You will need:

2 cups uncooked pasta of your choice (shell)

For the sauce:

1 cup boiled and shredded chicken
1 medium onion finely chopped
1 medium tomato chopped
1 tbsp tomato puree
1 tbsp chopped garlic
1 cube of vegetable or chicken stock
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp pepper powder
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh green coriander
1/2 cup cream
Salt to taste
Oil for cooking

  1. Take a large sauce pan and and cook pasta in boiling and salted water. When it is 80 % cooked sieve it drizzle some oil and set aside covered.
  2. Heat oil and add garlic . Fry till aromatic and light brown then add onion. Fry for sometime till it becomes soft and pink. Then add chopped tomatoes and all ingredients except for cream and coriander.
  3. Now add shredded chicken pieces and if you wish can add some vegetables (carrot, capsicum). Place the lid and and cook for a minute. If the sauce sticks to the pan add some water in which pasta was cooked.
  4. Just before serving take a fresh non stick pan. Heat some butter and add 2 tbsp of the cooked sauce with chicken. To this sauce add 1 serving size pasta (1/2 cup) and 2 tbsp of cream. Mix well and cook for few seconds on medium high heat and serve immediately with chopped coriander.
  5. Or you can skip step 4 and mix all the cooked pasta with sauce in same pan , add cream and fresh coriander... cook for sometime and serve in a big platter or bowl.
Serves 4
Preparation time: 30 min (boiling chicken, cooking pasta and chopping)
cooking time : 15 min
Dish ready in 45 min or less.