Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Spicy pasta with chicken

This is my old idea of making a delicious dinner out of simple ingredients! And, what is more important, with that dish, everyone will find something suitable for themselves, for example: 
For children - there is pasta, which, if they are faddy - might be served only with chicken or with butter+sugar. 
For vegetarians: just take away the chicken.
For those on a diet - no mushroom sauce and no cheese.
The recipe is mostly mine, I took the recipe for the sauce from this website.


  • 500g of chicken breasts, chopped
  • 1 packaging of wholemeal Fusilli pasta
  • 100-200 g of cheese, grated (or some slices to put on the top)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • pepper, salt, cayenne pepper (be careful with cayenne, it is spicy)
  • parsley - leaves, to sprinkle the top
Mushroom sauce:
  • around 1/2 kg of mushrooms (penny buns)
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 50 g of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 125 ml of 30-36% cream 
  • pepper, salt
  • 2-3 tablespoons of fresh, chopped parsley
Optional sauce ingredients:
  • 5 tablespoons of beer or white wine


  1. Take a bigger, clean pot, pour water and a pinch of salt inside. Put on a stove, boil on a middle heat. When it reaches 100C, add pasta, stir, change the heat into low. Boil  for 7-12 minutes. Stir from time to time*.
  2. When it's done, put the pasta on a colander and pour cold water on the pasta.**
*It is important, because pasta tends to stick to the bottom of the pot and burn as well as it tends to boil over.
** This is a good way to avoid sticky pasta.

  1. Chop into pieces, season with salt and pepper and cayenne.
  2. Take a very big frying pan, grease it a little bit with oil. Turn the heat on.
  3. Put the chopped chicken on the frying pan and fry for 10-15 minutes.
Mushroom sauce:
  1. Clean the penny buns very precisely using a knife or a brush. If necessary - clean them quickly under cold water. Dry on a paper towel. Chop.
  2. Chop the onion and garlic.
  3. Take a frying pan, put 30g of butter and 1 tablespoon of oil on it. Add chopped onion and fry for 5 minutes on a middle heat. Add garlic and fry for another 1-2 minutes on a low heat. It needs to be gold, not burnt.
  4. Add optional ingredients. Boil till water evaporates and a thick substance appears.
  5. Add the rest of the buter and the oil. When it starts frying, add penny buns and fry on a high heat for around 6 minutes, stiring from time to time. 
  6. Take the cream, add 2-3 tablespoons of sauce from the frying pan, stir. Pour everything on the frying pan and boil on midle heat. Season with salt (1-2 pinch(es)). Stir. Boil for around 2 minutes so that the sauce has a chance to get thicker. At the end, add parsley and season with pepper. Stir, turn the heat off.

  1. Take the sauce and pour it on the frying pan with meat. Add pasta, boil for few minutes, stiring. Turn the heat off.
  2. Bon Appetit! :)

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