Sunday, 1 February 2015
One Pot Creamy Chicken & Spinach Pasta
This is an adaptation of a recipe that I have had on my Pinterest board for a while. It's one of those where there isn't any real right or wrong way to make it. I've used chicken, mushrooms and spinach as the main ingredients, but the options really are endless.
It is very quick and easy to make and took about 30 minutes from starting the prep to being ready to eat. The measurements I've given are to serve 2.
Olive oil, for frying
1 onion, chopped
2 chicken breasts, cut into chunks
Mushrooms, cut into quarters
300g tin chopped tomatoes
250ml chicken stock
Pasta shapes, sufficient to serve 2
3 good handfuls of fresh spinach
A good dollop of creme fraiche
1 mozzerella cheese ball, sliced
Chunk of grated cheese
1 bunch of spring onions, sliced
Cornflour - for thickening if required
Add the dry pasta, making sure that it is all covered by the liquid. Bring to a rolling simmer, cover and cook until the pasta is how you like it. Thicken if required and stir in the creme fraiche
Sprinkle the cheese on the top and leave to melt.
We had this with garlic bread.
I have only made this the once and it was scrummy and will definitely be an addition to our list of favourite one pot dinners. When I make it again I may add either some smoked paprika or Worcestershire sauce just to give a little bit of added heat.