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Offline auds

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Warm chicken and chorizo pasta
« on: January 16, 2012, 10:58:01 am »
1 large chicken breast thinly sliced (while half frozen is easiest)
1 chorizo sausage sliced thinly
1 clove garlic
80g parmesan (grated in TM first)
half cup sun dried tomatoes chopped into pieces
1 bunch basil chopped
half cup pine nuts
half packet baby spinach (or any greens you want)
300-500g short pasta (Penne works well)
pepper to taste
1 tblsp oil
3 tblsp good quality olive oil to dress

Toast pine nuts in TM for 11 mins varoma temp spoon speed - reverse.  Remove and place in large bowl

Drop garlic onto running blades, add 1 tbsp oil and chorizo and cook temp 100, reverse spoon speed for 6 mins
Add chicken and cook same speed etc for further 8 mins check that chicken is cooked. Empty into bowl with pine nuts

Place 1200ml boiling water into TM (no need to wash out) with pasta and salt to taste.  Cook temp 100 spoon speed, reverse for 14 mins.  Drain and add to bowl

Add sundried tomatoes, parmesan, spinach, basil  and good quality olive oil.  Add cracked black pepper to taste and mix gently.

Should be served warm with crusty bread.

You could add whatever you want, olives, roasted capsicum etc but I used what my family would eat.

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Tam - my 2 girls LOVED it, so much so that I froze some for them - enough for 2 extra meals for them.  Hubby, sister and I enjoyed it too, we are usually big fans of saucy, tomato pastas so this was something different for us.
This is very versatile, I added sliced zucchini and mushroom to the last few minutes of cooking the chicken and boiled pasta on the stove as I had 2 hungry kids and this reduced the cooking time by 15 mins. I think the pine nuts make this dish (we sprinkled them on top instead of mixing through pasta) so don't skip this addition. Thanks!!!

deedub -  really enjoyed it! Unfortunately the Fussy Little Beggars didn't love it, but that won't stop me from making it again.
I made this the other night using prawns instead of chicken - yum!

Kimmyh - Same here deedub. I will make it just for me next time.

maddy - Simple & delicious. To make it even quicker, I used smoked chicken breast & cooked the rigatoni on the stove. I cooked the chorizo for 8 minutes and then added the smoked chicken & cooked a further 2 minutes. Reserved 1/2 cup of the pasta water and mixed it through the pasta with 4 Tbsp. of basil pesto (as I had no fresh basil), then added the meat & pine nuts. Next time I will probably add another chorizo sausage or more smoked chicken.

merl81 - We love this recipe in our house. Have made it a number of occasions, including a night when we had family over and I wanted to impress them. They all loved it too. Our daughter (3&5yrs) prefer to eat just the "garlicy" pasta, chicken and pinenuts, but we don't mind as it leaves more chorizo for us!! Great recipe and would recommend for others to try.

cookie - loved it. It is definitely on the make again list.

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Re: Warm chicken and chorizo pasta
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2012, 11:02:05 am »
This sounds very nice Auds, I'm going to give it a try later in the week. Thanks.

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Re: Warm chicken and chorizo pasta
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2012, 07:55:15 am »
Sounds lovely, will be trying the recipe this weekend.

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Re: Warm chicken and chorizo pasta
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2013, 09:39:47 pm »
I made this pasta for dinner last night - my 2 girls LOVED it, so much so that I froze some for them - enough for 2 extra meals for them.  Hubby, sister and I enjoyed it too, we are usually big fans of saucy, tomato pastas so this was something different for us.
this is very versatile, I added sliced zucchini and mushroom to the last few minutes of cooking the chicken and boiled pasta on the stove as I had 2 hungry kids and this reduced the cooking time by 15 mins ;D - I think the pine nuts make this dish (we sprinkled them on top instead of mixing through pasta) so don't skip this addition :)
Thanks!!!

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Re: Warm chicken and chorizo pasta
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2013, 12:45:39 am »
Thanks auds this looks like something we will eat. Hope to try this week.

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Re: Warm chicken and chorizo pasta
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2013, 01:00:14 am »
Sounds yum .auds :)

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Re: Warm chicken and chorizo pasta
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2013, 06:56:15 am »
Ooh I like the sound of this!
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Re: Warm chicken and chorizo pasta
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2013, 09:25:43 am »
Sounds delicious  :) We love pasta dishes

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Re: Warm chicken and chorizo pasta
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2013, 09:35:28 am »
This does sound does. It is nearly 12 months since aids posted the recipe, has anyone made it?
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Re: Warm chicken and chorizo pasta
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2013, 07:32:25 am »
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Re: Warm chicken and chorizo pasta
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2013, 10:16:14 am »
Tam made it Cookie, check back a bit  ;)
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Re: Warm chicken and chorizo pasta
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2013, 11:18:58 am »
Will be giving this a go.  I know my DS will like this.

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Re: Re: Warm chicken and chorizo pasta
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2013, 08:29:33 am »
I love it when a recipe is found, sounds lovely and should be liked by all in my family another on next weeks menu

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Re: Warm chicken and chorizo pasta
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2013, 03:34:14 am »
Made this the other night, really enjoyed it! Unfortunately the Fussy Little Beggars didn't love it, but that won't stop me from making it again.
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Re: Warm chicken and chorizo pasta
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2013, 03:40:33 am »
Same here deedub. I will make it just for me next time.