Chicken Pasta with Mushrooms

2014-09-13
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My endeavour in the kitchen is to cook as healthy as I can. While it is not possible always, I do try to combine the dishes such that there is ample nutrient value to the meal. Chicken pasta with mushrooms and a salad on the side is one of the best weekday dinners.

Ingredients

  • Farfalle or Bow Tied pasta - about 300 gms
  • Butter - about 20 gms
  • Onion - one small, chopped
  • Button Mushrooms -about 100 gms, cut
  • Cornflour - 1 Tbsp
  • Chicken Broth (low salt) 2 cups
  • Milk -1 cup
  • Cooked Chicken - 1 cup.
  • Parmesan Cheese - 1 cup (grated)
  • Ground black pepper 1/2 Tsp
  • Toppings - Roasted Almonds and Parsley
  • Salt to taste

Method

Step 1

Cook Pasta in as per the instructions given on the packet

Step 2

Heat Butter in a pan, Add onions and bell peppers and saute for a few minutes. Add Mushroom and let it cook.

Step 3

Add the chicken broth and milk to the pan after mushrooms are cooked, add the grated parmesan cheese, and let it bubble.

Step 4

In cold water (about 1/4th cup water) add the cornflour and mix it in the pan. Wait till the liquid thickens.

Step 5

Add chicken pieces and pasta. Cook it covered for a few minutes

Step 6

Serve this delightful and colourful dish with toppings of Almonds and parsley.


I served the pasta with the Caesar salad, and the combination was great

Caesar Salad

Caesar Salad

Myth: Pasta originally comes from Italy

It is said that pasta was brought to Italy by Marco Polo via China. Polo ventured to China in the time of the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) and the Chinese had been consuming noodles as early as 3000 B.C. in the Qinghai province. There is even some evidence there of 4,000-year-old noodles made from foxtail and broomcorn millet.

Read more about it on Today I Found Out

International Pasta Organization

Founded on the 25th of October 2005 and formally constituted by Statutes in Rome, on the 25th of October 2006, the International Pasta Organisation (IPO) is a non profit Association dedicated to increase pasta consumption and awareness, by advancing the consumers’ understanding of the nutritional value and health benefits of pasta, and to promote the common business interests and safeguarding the image of pasta industry at the international level.More…

Mushroom and Red capsicum being cooked for pasta

Mushroom and Red capsicum being cooked for pasta

The Sauce for Mushroom and Red Capsicum Pasta

The Sauce for Mushroom and Red Capsicum Pasta

Mushroom and Red Capsicum Pasta in the pan

Mushroom and Red Capsicum Pasta in the pan

 

I run my own software company, SANIsoft as it’s CEO. After long hours at work, I find cooking incredibly therapeutic. After all, there is nothing more relaxing than cooking up a meal to soothe the body, mind and Soul.

The idea for Swati’s Kitchen came about one day as I was chronicling one of my recipes for a dear friend. So here you will see my recipes and tips and tricks for making easy, rewarding and mouthwatering delights.

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