Spaghetti with creamy chilli chicken

Good chicken pasta recipes are hard to find, it can be a difficult marriage. This hits the spot though, the creaminess helps bring the textures together in an unctuous spicy sauce that perfectly plays up spaghetti’s sexiness. Am I talking utter wotname? Probably, it’s just bloody nice.
Serves: 2 • Prep time: 10 mins • Cook time: 20 mins • Easy 
  • 2 free range organic chicken breasts chopped into bitesize chunks
  • 1 large red chilli finely chopped. I used frozen chopped about a level dessert spoon.
  • 1 large white onion finely chopped. I used frozen, about a heaped teacupful.
  • 1 clove of garlic crushed. Yeah you guessed it I used frozen :-) It’s just so easy when yr flat out busy.
  • punnet of baby tomatoes, halved
  • 200g of cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of dried mixed herbs
  • sea salt
  • olive oil
  • dried spaghetti – 60g for women and 100g for men or hard exercisers, on average.
  • chopped parsley – optional. I used frozen of course!
  • 2 teaspoons of tomato purée – optional
Fry the onion, chilli and garlic in a good big glug of olive oil until translucent.

Add the chicken, mixed herbs and baby tomatoes and gently cook until the chicken is done, it only takes about 8-10 minutes.

Add the cream cheese and sea salt to taste, stir and cook for another five minutes to heat through. You might want to add a splash of water to loosen it a little bit so do check the seasoning if you do that and perhaps add some tomato purée to enrich it.

Stir the sauce through the cooked spaghetti (not gonna tell you how to cook spaghetti – c’mon guys!), sprinkle with chopped parsley if using, and serve with a green salad and maybe some black pepper and a small grating of parmesan cheese.
Nutrition info
Chicken is rich in vitamin B3, Niacin. Niacin plays an important role in energy production, helping to convert carbohydrate, protein and fat into a usable form of energy. The cream cheese is rich in calcium and B12 and the tomatoes add vitamin C and vitamin A for healthy skin, immunity and eyesight. Garlic and onions are great for healthy circulation.

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