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Crispy Chicken with Creamy Garlic Pasta

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  • November 22, 2017
This has been the most requested recipe on my Instagram. The day I posted this picture, I received a lot of DMs and comments for the recipe. So today here it is Crispy Chicken with Creamy Garlic Pasta. As winter roll in, it brings with it every excuse to have your favorite comfort food – a bowl of steaming pasta with your favorite veggies or meat, sounds perfect . You can make your meal as warming and luxurious as you need. 

A creamy, comforting and quick pasta recipe is all you need to warm your soul this winter season. This Crispy Chicken with Creamy Garlic Pasta is the recipe that is creamy, quick and very comforting. It has delicious crispy pan fried chicken. The crust is so crispy and full of flavor. When you cut into the chicken it’s really tender and juicy!

 

The crispy chicken is served over pasta tossed with creamy garlic sauce that is just amazing. This entire meal comes out really Ah-Mazing. You get different textures and flavors. Crispiness from the chicken and creamy garlic flavor from the pasta.

The best thing about this meal is that it is ready in about 30 minutes, it’s that quick to make. It’s really easy and packed with delicious flavor. 
You’ve got to try this out because who ever has it, they’re going to rave about it for sure!

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Crispy Chicken with Creamy Garlic Pasta
by November-22-2017
Crispy, tender and flavorful chicken on Pasta tossed in creamy garlic sauce. A delicious meal in 30-minutes!

Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: serves 4

Ingredients

Crispy Chicken

  • 1 lb Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Onion, small and chopped finely
  • 2-3 Green Chilies, Chopped finely Chex
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tbsp Mustard Paste
  • 1 Tbsp Chili Garlic Sauce or Hot Sauce
  • 1/2 Red Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper, crushed
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 Cup Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Cornflour

Breading

  • 2 Cup Breadcrumbs
  • Oil for frying

Creamy Garlic Pasta

  • 1 box (1lb) Penne Pasta
  • 3 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp Flour
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1 Cup Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp White Pepper

Instructions

  1. Flatten Chicken Breasts using a meat mallet or with a knife
  2. In a blender add all the ingredients for crispy chicken until well combined. Coat each breast fillet with the prepared marinade and let sit for 10 minutes.
  3. While chicken is marinating, prepare pasta by boiling water with 1 tsp salt. Cook pasta until al dente. Strain and place under cold running water. Add 1 tsp of oil and mix.
  4. In a medium sized pan melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic and saute till it turns golden brown. Add flour and mix until it becomes fluffy about 1 minute. Slowly add to it milk stirring continuously to avoid lumps.Mix well and let it simmer over low heat. When it starts to thicken add chicken broth, cook on low heat. When the sauce starts getting thick add salt,black pepper and white pepper
  5. Add cooked pasta to the prepared sauce and mix so it’s well coated
  6. Heat Oil in a large pan over medium heat. Coat the marinated chicken breasts in breadcrumbs and then fry until golden and cooked through
  7. Serve the crispy chicken over pasta tossed in creamy garlic sauce. Garnish with fresh parsley or coriander

Notes

  1. If pasta sauce becomes very thick add chicken broth to achieve your desired sauce consistency. Don’t forget to taste check

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Breakfast Pizza with Pancake Mix Crust

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  • August 31, 2017
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From the title of the post most of you would be like – Pizza for Breakfast? Well, Yes! This one right here is a Breakfast Pizza with no ordinary crust but a Pancake Mix Crust.


Did you know you can make so many delicious things using Pancake mix other than Pancakes of course? Until now, I didn’t. When I came across this recipe on Delish Plan I was so impressed by the idea of using pancake mix as a crust for this breakfast pizza that I had to try it out to experience the taste and flavors.

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Most of you know already that I’m not a breakfast person at all, but for our new followers – I’m not a breakfast person, which means I’m one of those who skip breakfast (as in proper meal) and are happy to have a cup of chai and call it breakfast. But I do enjoy trying out new breakfast recipes that I find interesting and worth sharing with you all. I also enjoy breakfast plans with friends and love trying out breakfast menus at restaurants, yet I’m not a breakfast person (maybe just at home, lol)
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This gorgeous looking and tastefully delicious Breakfast Pizza is so so easy and quick to make.And the best part, you don’t have to worry about making the perfect dough at all – what else could you ask for, right? You can also play around with the ingredients and add all your favorite things to it, mushrooms, bell peppers, tomatoes, sausage or anything at all . This pizza is versatile like that!
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This was my first attempt with the pizza, it turned out awesome but the eggs on the crust did not come out perfect – like I wanted them to be. It still looked great and tasted delicious. Next time I’ll be more careful when adding eggs on top so that they stay in shape and come out perfect.

Pancake Crust has been a hit and this Breakfast Pizza is now a favorite! You can find more breakfast recipes here

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Breakfast Pizza with Pancake Mix Crust
by August-31-2017
This gorgeous looking breakfast pizza with pancake mix crust is loaded with cheese, eggs and sausage – a perfect way to revamp your weekend breakfast!

Prep time: Cook time: Total time:

Ingredients

For Pizza Crust

  • 2 Cups Buttermilk Pancake Mix
  • 1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Water

For Pizza Topping

  • 1 Cup Mozzarella Cheese (Grated)
  • 6 Chicken Sausage, cooked and chopped
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Cheddar Cheese (Grated)
  • 1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese (Grated)
  • 1/4 tsp Salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper, ground
  • 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F or 220°C. Prepare the pizza dish or a cookie sheet by lightly greasing it with olive oil or cooking spray
  2. In a large bowl mix together pancake mix, water and olive oil until well combined.
  3. On a clean counter top or kneading surface sprinkle some pancake mix or flour. Transfer dough from the bowl to the floured surface and knead for about 2 minutes. Place it back in the bowl and cover with a clean, damp kitchen towel and let sit for 5 minutes, undisturbed.
  4. After about 5 minutes dust the rolling pin with flour and start rolling the prepared pizza dough into your desired shape (circle, oblong or a square) keeping it about 1/2 an inch thick. Transfer the crust to the prepared pizza pan and bake for 10 minutes.
  5. Once the pizza crust is ready, top it with mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, sausage and Parmesan cheese. Put it back in the oven for 14 minutes. Seven minutes into baking add eggs on the top and continue baking for the next seven minutes or until the egg whites are set
  6. Take it out of the oven and season with salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes. Sprinkle some chopped cilantro or green onion on the top,slice and serve!

Notes

  1. You can choose any topping for your Pizza
  2. This was my first attempt and the eggs did not come out perfect, next time when baking the crust I’ll make indentations on it where the eggs will go, to keep them in shape and to prevent egg whites from sliding around

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Rotini with Spicy Meat Sauce

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I love pasta in all shapes and sizes and with all kinds of sauces and cheeses (umm..ok not all kinds but yes most of it). I mean, you can never go wrong with a pasta dish and it’s such a quick fix. Just throw in a few ingredients add any type of pasta (available at hand) and there you have it a delicious meal.

This time around, I made Rotini pasta with a rich and flavorful, full of spices meat sauce. It had loads and loads of cheese so when you dig in it, those stretchy Mozzarella cheese threads tickles those tastebuds. And guess what? It was an instant hit my place and was gone in a jiffy. So now you know how amazingly delicious this easy pasta dish is, let’s get cooking!

But before that let me tell you that the best thing about this dish is that you can use any type of pasta you have on hand or the one you love. For this dish I liked using Rotini, and ofcourse you can use spaghetti, elbow macaroni, penne or any other type that will hold the sauce well.
As for me, it’s Rotini
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While this pasta is amazingly delicious and really quick and easy, there’s another secret to it. This pasta recipe makes a wonderful make-ahead meal. Now isn’t that cool? Prepare it on the weekend and refrigerate it and use whenever you want around the week. I’m sure it’ll be a rescue meal for those busy days and you’ll thank me for it!
For my vegan friends, don’t be disappointed I’ve got you covered too. You can enjoy the very same recipe with your favorite veggies. Please read the notes below.
Here’s the Rotini with Spicy Meat Sauce recipe, hope you love it as much as I do (or even more maybe)

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Rotini with Spicy Meat Sauce
by July-13-2015
Rotini Pasta with Italian seasoned spicy meat sauce topped with cheese. A fast track recipe bursting with flavors and ready to eat in just 30 minutes!

Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: serves 6

Ingredients

For Spicy Meat Sauce

  • 2 Cups Minced Meat, Chicken, Mutton or Beef
  • 1 Medium Onion, chopped finely
  • 4-6 Garlic Cloves, chopped finely (I used about 8)
  • 2 Tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 1 Cup Pizza Sauce
  • 1/4 tsp Mixed Italian Herbs
  • 1/2 tsp Crushed Red Chilies
  • 1 tsp Salt, or to taste
  • 1 tsp Black pepper powder, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp White pepper powder

For Rest of the Pasta

  • 2 Cups Rotini Pasta, or any pasta of choice
  • 1 Cup Mozzarella Cheese, grated
  • 1/2 Cup Cheddar Cheese, grated

Instructions

  1. For Spicy Meat Sauce: In a heavy bottom pan, add minced meat over medium heat. Stir it around until the meat is all cooked and browned. Add to it chopped onions and garlic, give it a nice stir and let onions turn a bit translucent. Now add salt,black pepper powder and crushed red chilies along with 1/4 cup of water to cook the onions. Stir this around for a few minutes over medium heat until onions become soft. Then add in mixed Italian herbs,tomato puree and white pepper. Mix it all together Now add to it Pizza Sauce,mix it around for a moment and bring to a light boil.Lower the heat to simmer while you do the rest of the preps!
  2. Prepare Pasta: Get a pot of water boiling, add 1 tsp salt and pasta and let cook until it’s done. Drain it and add a tsp of oil, give it a mix. While the pasta is boiling, grate the cheese
  3. By this point the sauce should be done, so turn off the heat. Do a taste check and adjust seasonings according to taste. Add pasta to the prepared meat sauce and mix well so that its all well coated
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Take out the pasta in an oven-proof dish and top it with grated cheese. Bake till the cheese melts. Serve hot to enjoy stretchy Mozzarella Cheese threads

Notes

  1. Veggie Lovers can skip minced meat and add their choice of vegetables, capsicum, carrots etc.
  2. This can be made with any type of pasta and can also be made-ahead.
  3. Mushrooms, pepperoni, olives can be included too. 

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Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Penne

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Are you a Pasta Lover? Well, I am… I just love pasta in all shapes and kinds. This recipe of Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Penne has been added to my favorite pasta recipes.

I was introduced to this amazing recipe by Chef Shamsher, an amazing cook who shares very interesting and delicious recipes on his blog . Do visit his blog, his recipes are too good and his blog posts are very interesting you’ll love it!

This recipe as the name: Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Penne has it all, buffalo chicken, a lot of cheese and of course pasta – penne pasta. It’s so easy to make, mix everything together and its ready in just 30 minutes! Wouldn’t you just love that? 😀

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This Buffalo Chicken in this recipe is so flavorsome and delicious that you can use the same recipe in other dishes too, in your burgers or even tacos.

For my veggie friends, do see the notes for a veggie variation so that you can enjoy this delicious pasta too.

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Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Penne
by March-7-2015
Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Penne! Chicken and penne pasta tossed in a Spicy, Cheesy and Creamy Buffalo Sauce is tossed for an irresistibly delicious dish ready in 30 minutes!

Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: serves 6

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Chicken, shredded (boil 1 lb chicken breast and shred)
  • 1 Cup Cream Cheese
  • 1/3 Cup Buffalo Sauce
  • 1/2 Cup Chicken Stock
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 3/4 Cup Blue Cheese dressing
  • 3 Cups Uncooked Penne
  • Green Onion Stalks, chopped for garnish
  • Red pepper flakes, for garnish/li>

Instructions

  1. Prepare the buffalo sauce first, by melting cream cheese, buffalo sauce and chicken stock together
  2. When the mixture is smooth, add paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes on medium heat, until all ingredients have combined and the sauce is creamy
  3. Now add to it blue cheese dressing and the shredded chicken. Let it cook for about 10 minutes on low heat
  4. While the sauce is cooking, boil the pasta until al dente
  5. Combine the prepared buffalo sauce with the penne pasta. Garnish with green onion and red pepper flakes and serve

Notes

  1. Veggie Version: Omit teh shredded chicken, the buffalo sauce is delicious on its own to go with the pasta or you can add your choice of vegetables. Also you can use vegetable stock in place of chicken stock

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Recipe adapted from Chef Shamsher

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Kung Pao Chicken Spaghetti

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  • December 4, 2014
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Pasta is one of the most favorite dishes around the world. Available in different shapes and sizes, pasta is made according to flavors that suits one’s taste palette and this is why there is a huge variety of Pasta dishes out there.


Pasta recipes generally are based on similar ingredients: tomato paste, beef mince, chicken, white sauce, vegetables and topped with grated cheddar. However there is still a lot of variety out there that needs to be explored. And I’m glad I explored and came across this recipe, which is also a dish of a famous restaurant.

Here I present you today the recipe of Kung Pao Chicken Spaghetti from the Asian/Chinese cuisine. What sets this pasta apart from the rest is the combination of sweet and spicy flavors with a kick of salt and a punch of sourness (kick & punch – interesting 😛 ), all these flavors combined and in a delectable balance. This dish is quick – prepared in just 30 minutes, healthy and definitely better than takeout! (oh yes it is)

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Just look at that glaze of the Kung Pao Sauce, the crunch of the peanuts, the tender chicken pieces and those slurp worthy noodles – can you just taste that? Well it’s really tasty, try it yourself and it’ll become your favorite pasta dish too.

And for my Vegan Friends, you can enjoy Kung Pao Spaghetti too, see the notes below

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Kung Pao Chicken Spaghetti
by December-04-2014
Slurp worthy spaghetti glazed with spicy Kung Pao Sauce, crunchy peanuts and tender chicken pieces, prepared in just 30 minutes-Awesomely saucy and delicious!

Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: serves 4-6

Ingredients

  • 3 Chicken Breasts, Cubed
  • 500 grams Spaghetti
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp Ginger, minced
  • 1/2 Cup Cornflour
  • 2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Cup Roasted Peanuts
  • 3 Green Onion Stalks, chopped
  • Oil for deep frying

Kung Pao Sauce

  • 1/2 Cup Chicken Stock
  • 2 Tbsp Cornflour
  • 3/4 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 Cup White Vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • 3 Tbsp Red Chili paste with Garlic
  • 2 Tbsp Red Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Red Chili Flakes

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pan of salted water to a boil, add the spaghetti and cook until al dente. When done, strain, drizzle some oil on it and set aside
  2. While spaghetti is cooking, mix chicken pieces with salt and pepper (to taste) and toss with cornflour till evenly coated.Heat oil for frying in a pan and deep fry chicken pieces till crisp and golden. Drain on kitchen towel and set aside
  3. In a bowl whisk together all the ingredients of the sauce.
  4. Heat 2 Tbsp vegetable oil in a wok over medium heat and add ginger and garlic paste. Stir fry for about 15 seconds. Now pour the sauce mixture in the wok, stir in peanuts,add salt and pepper powder Bring it to a boil and reduce the heat. Let it simmer until it is bubbly and thickens.Taste Check and adjust seasoning according to taste
  5. Now add the fried chicken pieces, stir in the noodles and green onion.
  6. Toss everything together and serve. Garnish with green onions

Notes

  1. For the Vegan version: use vegetable stock instead of chicken stock, use your favorite vegetables instead of chicken, simply stir fry them in 1 Tbsp vegetable oil before adding to sauce
  2. If you want to roast peanuts yourself: simply add peanuts in a pan and roast until golden, approximately 3 minutes
  3. You can use sea food items or beef instead of chicken
  4. For Serving: instead of tossing everything together in the wok, do this on the serving plate/bowl. Simply add cooked spaghetti on the plate top it with chicken pieces and the Kung Pao Sauce. Add green onions on the top and serve

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