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Creamy Tomato Chicken and Courgettes Fusilli

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Free Style

Description

This Creamy Tomato Chicken and Courgettes Fusilli is a simple pasta recipe where you just pan grill the vegetables and chicken, add it into a creamy tomato sauce together with herbs that complement the ingredients such as basil for tomatoes and tarragon for chicken, toss it in your pasta then PRESTO, your dish is ready!


Ingredients

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  • 400g fusilli
  • 400g chicken breast, deboned and cubed
  • 2 courgettes, thinly sliced
  • 2 large yellow capsicums, sliced
  • 2 cups white button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 cup full cream
  • 4 tbsp tomato paste
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 small shallots, chopped
  • 1 tsp tarragon
  • 1 tsp rubbed basil
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Marinate chicken for at least 30 minutes in freshly ground black pepper, salt, paprika and 1 tbsp olive oil.
  2. In a pot boil water and cook spiralli according on the packet instructions. Once cooked place in colander to drain.
  3. Prepare and heat up a pan grill then place courgettes, mushrooms and capsicum, turning only once when burn marks are visible, set aside.
  4. Now place the chicken pieces in the same pan grill, set aside.
  5. Now in a heavy pan add remaining olive oil then sauté garlic and onions.
  6. Now place the flour in the pan and mix it well until it forms a roux. Once evenly mixed add chicken stock, chicken, white wine, tomato paste and sugar. Simmer until sauce is thick.
  7. Add grilled vegetables then simmer for a minute.
  8. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, then pour on top of cooked pasta.