Friday, December 15, 2006

Creamy Chicken Pasta

Beth did not eat this. Foolish child.

2 sm-medium chicken breasts
chicken stock cube
2-3 cups water
1 red capsicum
7-8 spring onions
7-8 button mushrooms
1-2 cloves garlic
7-8 sun-dried tomatoes (oil free)
1 medium carrot, sliced
1 cup broccoli florets
1/2 cup parsley, shredded
1/2 cup snow peas, snapped into 2-3 pieces
100mL lite sour cream
1 tsp cornflour
black pepper

1. Gently poach the chicken in enough water to cover until cooked through (add stock cube to boiling water). Remove chicken from stock and cool. Reserve stock. When cool enough to handle, slice into bite sizes pieces.
2. Slice red capsicum into large flat pieces and place on a baking tray which has been lightly sprayed with cooking spray. Grill under a high heat until black and bubbling. Remove from heat, cover with a clean teatowel, and leave to cool for 5-10 minutes or until cool enough to handle. Remove skins and slice.
3. Saute spring onions and mushrooms for five minutes, then deglaze pan with a little chicken stock. Add carrots, broccoli florets, sun-dried tomatoes and roasted capsicum, pour in about a centimetre of stock, cover and simmer very gently for 6 minutes. Add chicken, snowpeas, parsley and seasonings and simmer for another minute or so. While chicken is heating through, whisk together sour cream, 2 tbsp stock and cornflour. Add to pan and heat until warmed through and slightly thickened.
4. Serve immediately over wholemeal pasta, with parmesan cheese.

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