Thursday, 21 May 2020

When I put this picture out on instagram a few weeks ago I was inundated with messages for the recipe.

Apologies it has taken so long but I promise you it will be worth the wait!

Serves 2 (with leftovers for tomorrow)
1 syn per portion (and thats being over generous) plus part of your HEXa so you still have some milk left for a cup of tea or coffee!

150g Pasta Shape of Choice
1 Chicken Breast
4 bacon Medallions
About 2 Handfuls of broccoli florets
1/2 an Onion finely diced
Frylight (butter preferably)
1 Tbsp Oregano
1 Garlic Clove (crushed)
Salt and Pepper
4 Level Tsp Cornflour
250ml Milk (Whole or Semi Skimmed)

(Cheese to serve if you want)

1. Start by cooking off the Chicken and the bacon in a large pan with some frylight

2. Once the chicken is mostly cooked through (don't worry if it isn't all the way as it will have lots more time to cook) add in the onion, garlic, oregano and black pepper.
I don't add salt at this stage as you never know how salty the bacon will be so wait til the end.

3. Start preparing your pasta as per the packet instructions. Don't forget to salt the water!

4. Once the onion and garlic have softened and cooked down a bit, its time for the magic!
Make sure you have a low heat for a minute and add in that cornflour. Stir it through so the chicken mix is getting all coated in it.

5. Now add in your milk and stir gently for a few minutes, increasing the heat slightly so it comes up to a nice simmer. Don't boil it or the milk will burn.

6. Let this simmer for a minute or 2. You should now have a nice saucy consistency. Check for seasoning and add salt and pepper as you like.

7. Now your pasta should be coming up for being ready. Add in the broccoli with the pasta for the last 2 minutes of the cooking time and then drain.

8. Now add in the pasta to the sauce.
You could just eat this straight away (and I often do) or alternatively you can now pop it in a baking dish and whack it in the oven (with or without cheese on top) for 15 mins at 180 degrees.
As it is just cooked and already hot, it really won't take long. You just want it to get a little brown and crispy on top.




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