Friday, 20 May 2011

Simpleton Supper - Chicken and Chorizo Pasta

I whipped this up for tea on Thursday in place of the stew I had planned, I didn't fancy potatoes and had a hankering for pasta...

1 Chicken breast
2 small red onions, roughly chopped
2 fresh tomatoes, roughly chopped
tinned tomatoes
fresh basil leaves
pasta (heart shape optional)

I chopped the chicken, the onions and about a third of the chorizo and then fried all that for five minutes and added the tinned tomatoes, a generous amount of paprika and seasoned with salt and pepper.  I left that to simmer gently while I cooked the pasta for 12 minutes.

When the pasta was done I drained it, took the chicken and chorizo pan off the heat and dished up.  I added the fresh basil at the end to give a bit of green to the dish, and add some aromatic herbyness.

A really simple but tasty meal.  If I did this again I'd probably add some garlic in too, and maybe some dried chilli's for a bit of extra heat.

My heart shaped pasta is from Millies Fresh and Organic in Leeds.