Friday nights are our ‘fast food’ night – but ‘fast food doesn’t always have to mean takeaway! By Friday I find I am just entirely over cooking and washing up! It is day 4 of the Gourmet Garden Blog Off and having herbs in the fridge on a day like today is very handy!
I grabbed a cooked chicken today so I could add it to some creamy sauce and fettucine and dinner would be done in minutes!
Creamy Chicken Fettuccine with Broccoli and Peas
Serves 2 Adults and 2 Children Prep and Cook time 20 mins
1 Chicken breast from a pre-cooked store bought chicken – skin removed and separated into pieces
1 Leek – white part sliced thinly
1 Head of Broccoli cut into florets
1/2 cup frozen peas
1 tblsp honey wholegrain mustard
1 tsp Gourmet Garden Garlic
1 tsp Gourmet Garden Thyme
300ml Light pouring cream
Fettuccine enough for 4 (I use the one that comes in the polystyrene tray and just use the whole lot)
Heat some olive oil in a pan and cook the leek until it has softened. Add the Garlic and stir through. Add the mustard and stir through. Add the cream and Thyme and put on a low simmer for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile lightly steam the broccoli. Once this has been cooked lightly add this to the cream mix. Also add the chicken pieces and frozen peas. Turn the heat right down and leave to simmer on the stove while the pasta cooks.
Place the pasta in boiling water and cook until al dente.
Drain the pasta and then place in a bowl big enough to toss through the sauce. Add the sauce to the pasta and toss to coat with a set of tongs.
Look – there is even evidence that the 3 year CAN eat dinner!!