Sunday, January 29, 2012

Garlic Butter Pasta

I always experiment with different varieties of pasta..and here is my recent favorite..


Ingredients:

For Chicken:
Bread crumbs - 3/4 cup
Egg, beaten - 1
Boneless Chicken Breast/thighs - 3 nos
Extra Virgin Olive Oil - 3-4 Tbsp
For Pasta:
Garlic cloves, minced - 3 nos
Pappardelle pasta - 1/2 pack
Parsley, chopped - handful
Parmesan cheese - 1/4 cup
Salt and Pepper - for taste
Butter - 4 Tbsp
Veggies, optional

 Cooking Chicken:
  1. Take 2 bowls, one with breadcrumbs and one with beaten egg.
  2. In a freezer bag, put the chicken piece and bash it with rolling pin until flattened out. Put some flour into the bag and shake to coat chicken.
  3. Take the chicken and dip in the egg, and then in the bread crumbs and keep aside.
  4. In a Skillet, add olive oil and heat over medium heat and add the chicken in a single layer and cook until browned on both sides for 2-3 minutes each side.
Cooking Pasta:
  1. Take a large saucepan and bring to boil 3-4 cups of water. Add salt, little olive oil and pasta and let it cook for 15-20 mins until cooked. This pasta takes more time than others in general
  2. Meanwhile, in a skillet, add butter, and when melted, add garlic and parsley and cook over medium heat until garlic is lightly browned.
  3. Add salt and pepper and add the chicken cut into thin strips.
  4. Drain pasta and reserve 1 cup of water.
  5. Add pasta to the skillet, top with parmesan and mix.
 This is a yummy pasta for children and adults that can be customized with meat or veggies and any kind of pasta based on your taste. I added some peas and carrots for my daughter. You can even add leftover chicken, fish or shrimp.