When i searched for a simple pasta recipe on the internet yesterday, i found this recipe and immediately decided that i want to try. I always like Jamie because i think most of his recipes are simple and not that difficult to implement.
However, at that time i didn’t have rocket (and to be honest i’m not that into the nutty flavour of it) and i have chicken fillet instead of prawns on my kitchen. But i decided to try it anyway and change the prawns with chickens and rucola (rocket) with fresh basil.
The result: YUMMY!
I think if i didn’t change the ingredients it will be nice also, thus we will also gonna try it one day 😉
The original recipe can be found at:
to make it easier, i will also gonna write down the recipe here, with a little bit of modification based on my result 😉
Spaghetti with Chicken and Basil
Approx. 200-250gr spaghetti (or any other pasta, whichever you prefer)
Approx. 200gr chicken fillet, cut into cubes
Approx. 100gr brown champignon, cut nicely
1 small wineglass of white wine
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
5 sun dried tomatoes – blitzed in a blender (or chopper)
2 tbsp lemon juice (and the zest if you like)
1 tsp crushed red chilli
Approx. 1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
3 tbsp olive oil (can be more if needed)
Approx. 8-10 basil leaves, roughly chopped
Grated parmesan cheese
Cook the spaghetti (or other pasta) in a pan of salted boiling water according to the packet instruction.
Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large frying pan (or wok) then toss in the garlic and chilli. As the garlic begins to color, add the mushroom, and then the chicken. Saute them for a while (1-3 min). Add the white wine and tomato purée and simmer them for couple of minutes until the chicken is cooked. Turn off the heat.
When the pasta is ready, drain them and then toss the spaghetti into the sauce, and finally add the lemon juice and chopped basil.
Put the spaghetti in a plate, sprinkle it with grated parmesan cheese or lemon zest and some extra fresh basil leaves.
and now your spaghetti is ready to be served =)