Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Chicken Pesto Pasta

Change is necessary. As it is necessary to have a break. From everyday routine. From everyday entertainment. From everyday surroundings and from everyday boredom.  Passing some decent time in solitude away from all the hassle keeps the mind going...prevents it to be jammed from the incidents that acts like building a slow moving blockage.


I wanted to go to the beach in rain..but everyone said that then the waves will be high and I will not be able to even walk on the sands. So I went on Saturday. A dry day...with no sun in the sky,,still covered with dark blue clouds but yet to drain their water from themselves. As if they were also taking a break from their daily schedule. The outing was good. I walked on the sand. Splashed some water. The high waves coming with force but finally crushing itself on the shore and then slipping back again. We sat there for a long time too. Sometimes splashes were water was coming to our face too. The high winds were blowing my hairs, creating messy tangles and it was feeling good. Closing eyes and heavily breathing in that fresh air it seemed that I was walking past all the worries behind..as if nothing could bother me now...I have again gained control on myself.


Coming back home I made Chicken & Pesto Pasta for dinner. It was easy and takes minutes to be done.



Chicken And Pest Pasta
Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 and 1/2 cups of pasta of your choice
  • 1/2 of a medium onion - thinly sliced
  • 2-3 cherry tomatoes-halved / 1/2 of a tomato - chopped
  • 1/4 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 chicken breast
  • 3 tbsp pesto sauce
  • 2 tbsp grated Parmesan/ Mozzarella for garnishing
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • a pinch o paprika
Method:
  • Heat butter in a pan.
  • Add the chicken pieces. 
  • Add ginger-garlic paste, salt and pepper.
  • After stirring for a little time add 1/2 cup of water.
  • Cover and let it cook.
  • Cook until the chicken is full cooked.
  • Then keep the cover aside and simmer until the water is fully evaporated.
  • Now take a saucepan and add water in it.
  • Let it come to a boil.
  • Add the pasta.
  • Cook for 7-8 minutes.
  • In the mean time shred the cooked chicken with the help of two forks.
  • Add olive oil in the same pan.
  • Add the sliced onions.
  • Stir for 2/3 minutes.
  • Do not overcook and make them tender. We need the crunch in it.
  • Now add the tomatoes.
  • Stir for some 10 seconds.
  • The pasta should be cooked by now. Add them to the onions.
  • Add the pesto sauce.
  • Mix evenly and tenderly to cover the pasta and chicken evenly with the sauce.
  • Serve hot with some grated Parmesan/mozzarella on top.

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