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18 March, 2013

Easy Penne Pasta With Chicken and Veggies In Tomato Sauce

18 March, 2013

Easy Penne Pasta With Chicken and Veggies In Tomato Sauce

Pasta with basic tomato sauce and chicken is a common weekly breakfast and sometimes a nightly occurence as dinner in my family. My daughter likes it a lot. This is a very simple pasta dish with buttery tomato sauce, chicken and cheese which can be prepared in just a few minutes.  Just try it out and enjoy!!

Easy Penne Pasta With Chicken and Veggies In Tomato Sauce

Ingredients:


  • Penne pasta - 2 cups
  • Ripe tomatoes - 4/5
  • Chicken - 1 cup ( boiled and shredded)
  • Boiled veggies - 1/2 cup (beans,carrot, cabbage)
  • Onion - 1 (finely chopped)
  • Red chilli flakes - 1/4 tsp
  • Olive oil - 3 tbsp
  • Water - 3 cups
  • Garlic - 2 tbsp (crushed)
  • Tomato ketchup - 2 tbsp
  • Oregano - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt and black pepper powder - to taste
  • Parmesan Cheese - 1/4 cup(grated)

Method:

1. Boil lots of water in a pot adding 1 tsp oil and salt. Add the pasta in the boiling water and stir. Cook the pasta till done or it turns tender.  Drain the pasta pouring a cup of cold water and keep aside.
2. To make the sauce, blanch the tomatoes for 5 mins. in boiling water. Then drain the water, peel and deseed the tomatoes and puree them in a blender.
3. Heat oil in a pan and add crushed garlic and onions and saute till translucent.
4. Now add the tomato puree, tomato ketchup, red chilli flakes(optional) and cook till it starts boiling. To it add oregano, salt and pepper powder.
5. Add the boiled veggies, boiled shredded chicken and cooked pasta to the prepared sauce, toss well and serve hot garnished with grated parmesan cheese. N'Joy!!

06 October, 2012

Mediterranean Pasta- With Vegetables and Meat

06 October, 2012

Mediterranean Pasta- With Vegetables and Meat

If you love Mediterranean food why travel to Egypt or Italy? Just make this easy Mediterranean pasta, drizzle some olive oil and add some grated cheese and take a safari of the Jungles of Africa, Deserts of Egypt and take a stroll near the Eiffel tower- all in one dish! So, make this as fast as possible! ( And don't forget to comment or subscribe!)

Ingredients:


  • Pasta (of your choice)- 500 gms.
  • Bacon or lamb- 3 pieces
  • Boneless chicken- 400 gms. (Cut into pieces)
  • Tomato juice- 1 cup
  • Dried rosemary / basil- 1/4 tsp.
  • Crumbled cheese- 1/3 cup
  • Oregano (optional)- A pinch
  • Black olives- 2 cups
  • Artichokes (optional)- 2 cups
  • Peas (boiled)- 1/2 cup
  • Olive oil- 3 tbsp.
  • Salt , pepper & sugar- To taste



Method:

1. Boil the pasta and keep aside.
2. Now, heat some olive oil in a pan and fry the bacon or lamb pieces.
3. Boil the boneless chicken pieces. Then, fry the bacon/ lamb and chicken pieces together in olive oil. Add the tomato juice and the rosemary/ basil and toss the pasta in it for about 20 minutes.
4. There, your Mediterranean pasta with olives and meat is ready! Top with grated cheese and Kalamata olives.You can also add some oregano for fragrance.

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