Friday, April 11, 2008

Favourite Ingredients Friday, a quick Pasta Recipe

I found this meme hosted by Overwhelmedwithjoy.
(I found it through Tamy who visited my T Thirteen post yesterday)
I always thought it would be a great idea to post a recipe
from time to time, but I never got round to it.
Thus I decided to give it a go and join in on the cooking fun!

This is a very quick pasta recipe I made up
when I had to improvise a little with what was left over in my fridge.

These are the ingredients:
2 chickenbreasts
1 1/2 red onion
mixed mushrooms
red pepper
a couple of small tomatoes ....
(The vegetables I used were some leftovers in my fridge.
You can use what you like basicly.
Just add what you feel tastes well with chicken)
two slices of pancetta, diced.
(You can use regular bacon too ifyou like.)
Cream, I used the light version here.
Some chicken stock.
( I always keep some in my freezer in smaller
and bigger quantities,
I find it comes in quite handy for use in sauces.)

Dice the pancetta and let it sweat a while in your pan.
The melting fat of the pancetta will add it's flavour to the chicken later on.

If you keep the chicken breasts in the freezer,
you can easily cut them into thin strips, and they thaw quite fast.

Remove the pancetta, add a little sprinkle of olive oil.
Bake the chicken slices until golden brown.

Meanwhile also cut the vegetables into thin strips,
and prepare a pot of boiling water to cook the pasta.

Add the vegetables, stir fry for a while then add some chicken stock.
Let it simmer for a few minutes,
and let the stock reduce a little before adding the cream.

Meanwhile cook the pasta.
Sprinkle with some freshly chopped parsley and serve!