Spaghetti with creamy chilli chicken

Good chicken pasta recipes are hard to find, it can be a difficult marriage.

This hits the spot though.

The creaminess helps bring the textures together in an unctuous spicy sauce that perfectly plays up spaghetti’s sexiness.

Am I talking utter wotname? Probably, it’s just bloody nice.

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Servings: 2
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 free range organic chicken breasts chopped into bitesize chunks
  • 1 large red chilli finely chopped. I used frozen chopped about a level dessert spoon.
  • 1 large white onion finely chopped. I used frozen, about a heaped teacupful.
  • 1 clove of garlic crushed. Yeah you guessed it I used frozen 🙂 It’s just so easy when yr flat out busy.
  • punnet of baby tomatoes, halved
  • 200g of cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of dried mixed herbs
  • sea salt
  • olive oil
  • dried spaghetti – 60g for women and 100g for men or hard exercisers, on average.
  • chopped parsley – optional. I used frozen of course!
  • 2 teaspoons of tomato purée – optional

Instructions

Fry the onion, chilli and garlic in a good big glug of olive oil until translucent.

Add the chicken, mixed herbs and baby tomatoes and gently cook until the chicken is done, it only takes about 8-10 minutes.

Add the cream cheese and sea salt to taste, stir and cook for another five minutes to heat through. You might want to add a splash of water to loosen it a little bit so do check the seasoning if you do that and perhaps add some tomato purée to enrich it.

Stir the sauce through the cooked spaghetti (not gonna tell you how to cook spaghetti – c’mon guys!), sprinkle with chopped parsley if using, and serve with a green salad and maybe some black pepper and a small grating of parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Info

Chicken

Chicken is one of the best sources of vitamin B3, otherwise known as niacin. Niacin is vitally important for energy production, changing protein, fat and carbohydrate into usable energy. In particular niacin helps convert starches, stored in the liver and muscles, into energy. It also plays an antioxidant role, helping to stop damaging free radicals from doing their nasty cell-destroying deeds.

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