Spaghetti with Parsley Chicken

I am back with pasta after ages. This time it is the naughty spaghetti with chicken slices and parsley herbs. An absolute delight for non-vegetarians who love pasta. It seems that this recipe satisfies each of your taste buds without going wild. It is a bit of gingery, a bit of lemony with a flavour of olive oil and butter too. Can be made quick and consumed even quicker. Don’t worry if you are not having parsley, coriander leaf would be a smashing alternative too. Enjoy.

Spaghetti with parsely chicken

Spaghetti with parsley chicken

Ingredients to serve 4 :

  1. Olive oil – 1 tbspoon
  2. Thinly pared rind of 1 lemon, cut into julienne strips
  3. Finely chopped fresh root ginger – 1 teaspoon
  4. Sugar – 1 teaspoon
  5. salt
  6. Chicken stalk – 250 ml.
  7. Dried spaghetti – 250 gm.
  8. Butter – 4 tbspoon
  9. Skinless, boneless chicken breast, diced – 225 gm.
  10. Red onion, finely chopped – 1
  11. Chopped parsley – 1 bunch

Procedure :

Heat the olive oil in a heavy-based saucepan. Add most of the lemon rind, reserving a few strips to garnish, and cook over low heat, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes. Stir in the ginger and sugar, season with salt and cook, stirring constantly, for a further 2 minutes. Pour in the chicken stock, bring to the boil, then cook for 5 minutes, or until the liquid has reduced by half.

Meanwhile, bring a large, heavy-based saucepan of lightly salted water to the boil. Add the pasta, return to the boil and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until tender but still firm to the bite.

Meanwhile, melt half the butter in a frying pan. Add the chicken and onion and cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes, or until the chicken is light brown all over. Stir in the lemon and ginger mixture and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the parsley leaves and cook, stirring constantly, for a further 3 minutes.

Drain the pasta and transfer to a warmed serving dish, then add the remaining butter and toss well. Add the chicken sauce, toss again and serve, garnished with the reserved lemon rind strips.

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