Perfect for a quick treat when you get that sudden temptation for Italian.
Penne pasta 1 packet
Chicken breast 250 gms sliced into 3″ pieces, marinated in a dash of vinegar, Italian herbs, salt and pepper
Broccoli florets 1 big handful
Butter 25 gms
Garlic 1 tsp chopped
Red chilli flakes 1/2 tsp
Dried Italian herbs for seasoning
Fresh cream 100 ml
Olive oil 3 tbsp + 3 tbsp
White pepper powder 1/2 tsp
Basil leaves, for garnish
Salt to taste
- Heat a big pot with 3/4 full water. When the water starts to boil add pasta, 3 tbsp olive oil and salt. Cook till the pasta is done. Drain into a colander and pour cold water over the pasta to stop the cooking process. Keep this aside.
- Heat a pan, add butter. When the butter is melted, add the garlic and the chicken. Cook on a slow flame with the lid on for about 10 minutes, then leave the lid open and cook for another ten minutes on a higher flame till the chicken is roasted. Add the broccoli, close the lid for a couple of minutes. Open the lid and saute for 5 more minutes. Add salt to taste.
- Add the fresh cream and when it starts to boil, add the cooked pasta and olive oil; season with dried Italian herbs, pepper powder and basil leaves.
- Serve hot hot!!