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Lemony Chicken And Chilli Pasta

This is a super-quick, effortless dish. It’s a really handy one when you’re tired and not in the mood to cook, but still want to be well fed! It takes just a handful of ingredients to make the sauce and, once the chicken is cooked, the meal comes together in a flash. I use linguine, but any shape will do. It’s a surprisingly light dish – the perfect pick-me-up supper.



Serves 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • Olive oil

  • 4 chicken fillets, cut into thin strips

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped
  • A handful of fresh parsley, chopped

  • 200g crème fraîche

  • Juice of 1 lemon, divided

  • 450g linguine

Instructions

1. Heat a few lugs of olive oil in a frying pan over a medium heat.
2. Add the chicken strips and season with salt and plenty of black pepper. Fry for a few minutes, then add the chillies and parsley.
3. Fry for 5-7 minutes, until the chicken is fully cooked and golden. Add the crème fraîche and half the lemon juice, and let the sauce simmer for a few minutes.
4. Meanwhile, cook the linguine in a large pan of boiling salted water, according to the packet instructions. Always cook pasta in a large volume of water. The Italians say the water should be as salty as seawater, so use plenty of salt and you won’t have to season after cooking. Cook the pasta until al dente (tender but firm to the bite).
5. Drain the pasta, keeping back a few tablespoons of the cooking water. Return 
the pasta to its pan, and stir with the cooking water. This will help to loosen the pasta and retain the seasoning.
6. Add the chicken mixture to the cooked pasta and stir well to combine.
7. Taste and add more lemon juice if needs be. Serve immediately in warmed bowls.
 

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In the mood for some italian flavours? You could also try our delicious Creamy Garlic Chicken Piccata.

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