Friday, August 8, 2008

Presto Pasta Nights #75: Chicken Fettucini with Creamy Tomato Sauce


In view of breakfast items at home, we (my kids in particular) rarely have rice or bread. We usually dig into a plate of pasta or noodle dish. If you’ll ask me why we do not have the typical Pinoy breakfast plate of rice and viand or pandesal with spreads, it’s simply because my kids rule in this particular meal occasion. Also, noodles or pasta dish excites them more than the former options. I consistently stick into this morning meal repertoire because I think noodles or pasta offers more variety in taste and texture. It answers the need to break the satiation factor that is common to kids when it comes to eating. With the same base you can alter the taste and ingredients pretty unbounded.
So for Presto Pasta Night # 75, I'm sharing a recipe that both my toddlers love. Apparently, each has a different preference of sauce for a pasta. The eldest likes the red based pasta and the youngest hearts the cream based one. To satisfy them both, I came up with this fusion of both types which put their appetites into big cravings. I hope you'll feel the same way too when you try it.

Chicken Fettucine with Creamy Tomato Sauce

What you need:

250 g fettucine pasta (cooked according to package directions), 250 g chicken breast fillet (cut into cubes), 425 g can crushed tomatoes, 1 small can of button mushrooms (drained and sliced thinly), 1/2 cup all purpose cream, 1 small red onion (chopped), 4 cloves garlic (chopped), 2 tbsps extra virgin olive oil, 1/2 tsp ground whole basil leaves, salt and pepper to taste.

How to make:

Cook fettucine pasta according to package directions. Drain and wash in cold water. Sauté onion and garlic in olive oil until fragrant. Add chicken and stir-fry until slightly browned. Season with salt, pepper and ground basil leaves. Add crushed tomatoes and mushrooms. Boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in all purpose cream and cooked fettucine. Mix well.

For more Pasta treats, visit Michelle's roound up of Presto Pasta Night #75 at her mouthwatering site Greedy Gourmet.

2 comments:

Michelle said...

Chicken pasta for breakfast? Can I come and stay over? Looks yummy!

Ruth Daniels said...

Chicken pasta sounds awesome for breakfast, especially if it gets little angels to eat some.

Thanks for sharingwith Presto pasta Nights.