CHICKEN MOZZARELLA PASTA
Are you into eating copious amounts of cheese and pasta? I’m just kidding. Of course you are, this is tumblr. This is the perfect dish to indulge, and it’s super easy to make. You don’t need to know anything about cooking to whip this up. You can find the original recipe right here, but this is my slightly lazy take on it, and it was still really great.
- 2 chicken breasts (this was enough for 3 people, so one would be enough if you’re eating it alone)
- 1 can of diced tomatoes/a jar of tomato sauce
- A large handful of fresh basil leaves, chopped
- 2 tbsp. of minced parsley
- 1 onion, finely diced
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 dl. water
- Pasta of your choosing
- A ball of fresh mozzarella
Heat olive oil in a pan and start cooking the chicken. You can dice it up now beforehand, or after you’ve cooked it. After the chicken is done, remove it from the pan. In the same pan, start browning the onion and the garlic, stirring constantly for about 1-2 minutes until they have a golden colour. Turn down the heat and add your diced tomatoes/tomato sauce, the red pepper flakes and the water. The original recipe also calls for some parsley but I didn’t have any. If you do, add 2 tbsp of it now.
Leave the sauce to come together for about 10 minutes, while you prepare the pasta. Any type will do, and as you can see, I’ve used a few different kinds (I was clearing out the pantry)
It’s time to whip out your mozzarella, and start cutting it into cubes. Leave it to get nice and soft for about 2 minutes, sprinkle in the basil, and you’re ready to serve. Now, all you have to do is sit back and eat the whole damn thing, you beautiful disaster, you.