Chicken & spinach pasta

Recipe Credit~ Umme Aa’ishah

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 tbsps butter / oil
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp green chillies or to taste
  • 300g baby spinach (chopped)
  • 300ml fresh single cream
  • 250g boneless chicken (cubed)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp green chillies
  • 1/4 tsp tumeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup grated cheese (or according to preference)
  • 1 cup sweetcorn

white Sauce:

  • 50g butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • Grated mozzarella cheese
  • Pepper to taste
  • salt to taste
  • 250g pasta
  • Mixed herbs/ oregano (optional)
  • grated cheddar cheese

Method

  1. Recite Bismillah.
  2. Heat butter/oil in large pan & fry onions & garlic paste until transparent.
  3. Add spinach & spices. Cook on low heat till tender.
  4. Add fresh cream & remove from heat.
  5. In another pot Combine butter & spices with chicken & sweetcorn.
  6. Cook on low heat till tender.
  7. Then add chicken mixture to the spinach mixture with cheese.
  8. Make sauce by adding butter, flour & milk to pot. Boil till slightly thick. Add cheese & season with salt & pepper.
  9. Add cheese sauce to spinach & chicken mixture.
  10. Boil pasta and add to the mixture. (Tip- add a bit of oil to the water so the pasta does not stick to the pot)
  11. Season with salt & pepper.
  12. Place pasta in oven dish. (Optional)
  13. Sprinkle cheese & oregano / mixed herbs on top.
  14. Bake at 180c for 20-25 mins till slightly golden. (Optional) Enjoy!

Tips:

  • If you would like the pasta to remain saucy add the pasta to the white sauce just before putting it in the oven.
  • When reheating the pasta, add the pasta with a splash of milk & reheat on low heat. This will allow all the white sauce to release!

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