This baked chicken pasta dinner is perfect if you have royalty or visiting heads of state at your next big get together.
However it is just as perfect for more down to earth folk like you and me. And even my Chef.
Whoever your guests will be at your next do, this is a noble feast that will have your guests enchanted with its mild spices!
And I do mean mild: basic salt and pepper, maybe some parsley and chili, and some sweet and sour sauce. All blended just right!
Let's get started!...
Baked chicken: 600-700 g of either breasts, wings or legs
Fusilli pasta, 400-500 g
1 can of Bolognese sauce
3 - 4 small onions
2 - 3 mushrooms
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
450-500 g of sweet and sour sauce
¼ teaspoon of either red pepper powder or chili seasoning
1 teaspoon soy sauce to taste
100-150 grams grated cheese
parsley or chopped green onion
salt and pepper to taste
2 cooking pots
measuring spoons and cups
saute pan (skillet)
Cook the fusilli pasta according to package. This is usually 6 cups of water with one teaspoon of salt.
After boiling the required amount of time, drain the pasta when done. Set aside for now but cover to keep the pasta warm.
Cut the baked chicken into small pieces. Set aside for later.
Slice the onions and mushrooms finely.
Place oil in a pan over low to medium heat. Sauté the onions and mushrooms in the pan.
In a different cooking pan, mix Bolognese sauce with the sweet and sour sauce over low heat.
Add the pepper or chili spices, soy sauce, and the sauteed onions and mushrooms.
Carefully season with just a little salt and pepper to taste, because we already have just about enough salt everywhere else in this recipe! Simmer about 3 minutes.
When near the end of your simmering time, toss in the baked chicken pieces. Simmer on very low heat for another 1 - 2 minutes.
To present your chicken pasta to your guests, spread the pasta on the plates. Pour over the chicken sauce, and sprinkle grated cheese. Finally, garnish with parsley or green onions.
Serve with a light green salad on the side.
For variety (and if you have more time) add cooked broccoli instead of parsley or green onions.
Delightfully Enchanting!!! Enjoy!!!