Wednesday, 15 July 2015

One Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta

I never thought cooking a one pot pasta meal will be much easier than easy pasta draining, no messiness and tasted even better. This is gonna be my go-to method for weeknight pasta meals. My 2yo is a pasta lover and she really liked this dish, so did the husband. Why don't you give this a try and let me know how it turned out for you ;).


- 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces, add a tbsp of dried italian herbs, salt, ground   black pepper (to taste) and 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese. Mix well. Set aside.

- In a medium sized non-stick pot, add 1 1/4 cup water and bring to a simmer. Add in the contents of a medium sized bottle of  traditional pasta sauce to the water and bring to a boil.
 Once it starts to boil, add in spaghetti enough for 3 people (broken into half). Let it cook.

- Meanwhile heat a pan with some olive oil, and cook the chicken pieces till cook through, about 5 mins.

- When pasta is tender, add in 1/4 cup of grated parmesan cheese and the cooked chicken pieces. Mix well and serve hot.

Easy one pot pasta meal is ready!

Friday, 3 July 2015

Ayam Paprik

This is a recipe which combines chicken, prawns and vegetables all in one dish, kind of like a one pot meal.
Best served white white rice or fried rice.

Ingredients :

1 skinless, boneless chicken breast - cut into pieces
10 prawns - cleaned
1 big onion, sliced
3 garlic gloves, minced
2 red chillies, sliced
10 button mushrooms, sliced
1 carrot, cut thinly
a handful of beans, sliced thinly

3 kaffir lime leaves
1-2 tsp chilli paste
2 tbsp oyster sauce
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp tomato sauce
salt to taste

Method :

Heat oil in a wok and saute onion, garlic and red chillies. Add chilli paste and saute. Add in chicken pieces and carrot. Once partially cooked, add beans, mushrooms and mix well. Let it cook. Add a little water if needed.
Then add prawns and all the sauces and seasonings. Add kaffir lime leaves. Mix well till cooked.
If not thick enough can add a tbsp of cornflour mixed in water. This will thicken the dish but I did not add this.
Adjust salt according to taste.