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Creamy Chicken and Basil Pasta

Creamy Chicken and Basil Pasta

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Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 300-400g fresh tricolour fettuccine
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, peeled, finely sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled, crushed
  • 300g chicken breast, skin and bones removed
  • 3/4 cup frozen peas, blanched
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock (made with 1/2 stock cube dissolved in 1/2 cup water)
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup grated or shaved parmesan
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste

Method

Cook the fettuccine according to the packet instructions and drain.

In a frying pan, heat the oil and sauté the onions, garlic and chicken until the chicken is cooked. Add the peas, stock and cream and simmer for 1 minute.

Add the cooked pasta, basil and parmesan. Simmer for a few minutes until the pasta is heated through and the sauce is creamy. Season well and serve with the extra parmesan.

Smart Tip: If the creamy sauce becomes too sticky before serving, add a few tablespoons of boiling water. You can use leftover roast chicken meat in this recipe.

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This recipe was sent in by Food Magazine

MEAL INGREDIENTS

Qty Price
Countdown Fresh Flat Pasta Tricolour Fettuccine $4.00 ea
$4.00 ea
Homebrand Peas $2.29 ea
$2.29 ea
Superb Herb Basil Fresh $3.70 ea
$3.70 ea
Countdown Cream $2.46 ea
$2.46 ea
Fresh Produce Onions Brown $1.70 kg
$1.70 kg
Countdown Chicken Breast Skinless Boneless Small Pk $12.50 kg was $14.50
$12.50 kg was $14.50
Perfect Italiano Hard Cheese Parmesan Shredded $5.80 ea
$5.80 ea

PANTRY

Qty Price
Lupi Olive Oil Pure $7.99 ea was $8.99
$7.99 ea was $8.99
Fresh Produce Garlic Nz $26.99 kg
$26.99 kg
Oxo Stock Chicken Cubes 71g $2.50 ea
$2.50 ea
Countdown Salt Sea Grinder $3.50 ea
$3.50 ea
Greggs Pepper Black Cracked $6.39 ea
$6.39 ea