Aug 23, 2012

Creamy Chicken Pasta/ Corn Pasta

                                  PASTA.... We all love pasta, and most importantly Neil loves pasta. He smiles and jumps all around teh house saying " neil pasta khanash... chaan chaan aahe aai". It is the best feeling in th world to see Neil happy about eating food. Nowadays he has become very choosy about food. he needs variety and different tastes and textures. The best part about Neil is that he appreciates food if he likes it and also makes a sad face about the food he doesn't. but when my eyes grow big, he unhappily eats his food... My cute little bunny... 
                          And he loved this pasta dish which had his favorite Chicken in it. Nowadays I cook same meal for the entire family. So I made chicken version for me n Neil and veggie version with sweet corn for hubby.. 

  Creamy chicken pasta is surly the best Pasta dish I have ever made. It tasted great and we all really loved, So I insist you give it a shot.. Trust me you wont regret it....
 Ingredients:
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2  cup sliced onion
  • 1/3 cup bite size boneless chicken pieces/ 1/2 cup boiled sweet corn kernels
  • 1 cup water + 1 maggi vegetable seasoning cube/ 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 100 ml cream
  • 1/4 cup grated cheese
  • 1 cup penne pasta
  • salt n pepper (to taste)
Method:
  • Boil a large pan of water and start cooking penne pasta with 1/2 tsp of salt. Cook al dente for adults and softer for kids.
  • In a large frying pan,  add olive oil, crushed garlic, sliced onions and chicken cubes.Season with salt n pepper. Saute for 2-3 min, till onions are transparent and chicken is completely cooked
  • Add 1 cup water and 1 maggi vegetable seasoning cube.Cover and boil for 2 min...
  • Reduce the heat to low and add cream to the simmering broth..
  • Add cooked, well drained penne pasta to the sauce...
  • Top with cheese and cook covered for 2 min.
  • Allow the pasta to stand for few min before serving. This allows the sauce to thicken and coat the pasta well.
  • If you are doing the vegetarian version, add the boiled corn kernels along with the cooked pasta. You could boiled the corns along with pasta, when the pasta are half cooked. the other substitution would be with sliced mushrooms, which need to be sauted once the onions are translucent.. just go ahead and experiment,,, Sun dried tomatoes, kalamata olives......
 

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