Friday, December 7, 2012

Chicken and Tomato Pasta 番茄鸡肉意粉

The other day i bought a small pot of sweet basil and rosemary plants from Sungai Buloh nursery. The sweet basil still looking good but rosemary already half die..so sad..I prepared this easy and yummy pasta for a lunch the other day, love the nice aroma from sweet basil when toss together with this pasta.



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I like to using fresh tomato to cook pasta nowadays, taste better than those ready pasta sauce from supermarket..slightly sour taste from tomato and nice aroma from sweet basil leaves, they just made this pasta tasted so refreshing !!

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Chicken and Tomato Pasta 番茄鸡肉意粉
(recipe source: by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover)

300g chicken breast, cubed

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8 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced

400g spaghetti

A handful of sweet basil leaves, chopped

Method

1. In a pot with boiling water, add 1tbsp sea salt and 3tbsp olive oil and cook spaghetti until al-dente. Drain and put cooked spaghetti in individual serving plate, set aside.
2. You may cook one serving at a time (taste better!) or cook all in one time. Heat olive oil in a frying pan, add in garlic slices and sauté till aroma.
3. Add in chicken meat, stir fry till color changed.
4. Add in tomatoes and mix well. Pour in cooked spaghetti water and cook till tomatoes turned soft, adjust the taste accordingly.
5. Top spaghetti with cooked chicken and tomatoes with the gravy, garnish with chopped sweet basil leaves, Enjoy!!


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39 comments:

Mel said...

Using the fresh tomato is of course good but some times the canned tomatoes has more flavourful because it was picked from the ripe ones which is better in taste. Your pasta ingredients are easy and simple.....

Phong Hong said...

Sonia, this is so nice and simple. Fresh ingredients are definitely better than the ready made sauces.

蓝色小厨 said...

This for my dinner tonight~

Stephanie said...

agree! homemade pasta sauce always the best and you know what you put in. Your pasta seems quick and easy to make, great for a quick meal

Chef and Sommelier said...

Sonia, I suspect you rosemary is over hydrated. You do not have to water everyday. Do it only when the soil is dry.

I made this mistake with my first pot of rosemary. Now, I have 3 healthy pots (supply) of rosemary!

Nice pasta recipe but I prefer adding some mixed herbs.

Min said...

Yes, I love to make it from fresh tomatoes too, I will choose those very ripe ones. Yours looks yummy!

sabrina 莎莎 said...

Sonia...
even jz after dinner...
also wish to try ur dish...
yum yum!!!
Nice!!

Casey said...

wow....healthy and yummy pasta, my all time favorite!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Love pasta and this sounds good to me yum. Have a good weekend Diane

Baby Sumo said...

Simple and nice pasta, Sonia! Next time try and get a bigger pot of rosemary... I tried planting with a small pot before also died very fast.

Jane Lee said...

Nothing beats a dish that't made with fresh ingredients. This is a nice and simple but lovely plate of good food that I'm happy to eat at any time!!

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Li Shuan said...

Haiyo, I hardly understand the comment above me la... What a long comment. ...

Rosemary is suppose to be a very hardy plant but mine only survive after the third attempt. Basil also has it thrive season le...I love to plant my my own herbs and get it fresh from the garden when I need them.... Fresh ingredients make huge different on the taste of the food. So ..I believe ur pasta taste exceptional great with home made tomato sauce and fresh basil from ur garden.

Oh..how's the pansy seeds I gave u...? Did u plant them or they are still sitting in the bag doing nothing? Haha!

Alice said...

simple, so fresh and absolutely delicious, Sonia
i love it!

Ann@Anncoo Journal said...

hahaa... I only understand Sonia's lovely recipe :D Looks very yummy!

LCOM said...

Simple and mild. Looks great!

divya said...

Looks very delicious. Love the flavors. Yummy!

Cheah ~ No-Frills Recipes said...

Such a refreshing and appetising lunch. Enjoying your clicks!

yvonne said...

This is my kind of comfort food. Your recipe is simple and easy :)

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Mich Piece of Cake said...

So beautifully simple, yet healthy and delicious! Love the addition of basil leaves.

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mui mui said...

Sonia,
This looks simple, refreshing and delish!
Fresh ingredients is always more refreshing and tasty better then cans or premix.
mui..^^

Anne said...

Sonia , the next time I buy a pot of basil , I'll use it right away or else it will die after a few days in my care ! lol

That pasta looks simply delicious ! Will try using chicken instead of pork when I cook pasta sometime :)

joceline lyn said...

今天回家婆家,吃了住家饭,现在就来吃sonia家的意粉当夜宵吧!

Gloria said...

Look really delicious Sonia, (finally I can comment I came a lot of times but I cannot comment only I saw the geogle page, now I enter just OK)
xo

cikmanggis said...

Pertamanya nk beri pujian pada Sonia...foto yg cantik lg menarik.Terbaik:)

Keduanya...pasta mmg kegemaran kami seisi keluarga.Dulu saya selalu guna isi ayam yg dikisar tetapi sekarang saya lebih suka potong kiub seperti Sonia ni.Lebih sedap.

Lain kali nk buat sos tomato sendiri.

shan said...

好久没自己煮意大利面了!有机会我也试试自己制酱。

Jane Chew said...

sonia, come to my house n i can give u free for the rosemary plant. Or may be next trip i go back i try to bring some see boleh hidup tak, ok?

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

Beautiful photos, Sonia! I haven't had spaghetti like this for a while. Looks easy and delicious!

Felix Lee said...

I really like fresh tomatoes with my pasta as well. This looks like a great dish. You take such nice pictures.

Simple Person said...

looks good . simple and nice..
love it

Zoe said...

Hi Sonia,

Your pasta looks very lovely. The fresh herbs does it lots of nice fragrance and pretty look.

Sorry to hear that half of your rosemary nearly died.

Zoe

MK Moon said...

sonia, is the spaghetti will stick together?

Cilantro said...

First time going through your blog and love it..It's simply awesome..hats off to you.!!
I have also bought pots of rosemary,basil,thyme and sage from Cold storage but did not last!!!!!!

Jeannie Tay said...

I love the freshness of your pasta dish, I just cook some for my son using canned sauces lol! Lazy after work!

Shu Han said...

hehe funny, maybe it's because the weather here is much drier and cold, but the rosemary is doing well this winter while the basil's dying from the lack of sun :( the pasta looks yummy, tomato and basil is one of my favourite combinations!

lena said...

this is simple and yet comforting. I also have a pot of rosemary in my house, at one time i thought it's going to die too and i didnt bothe rabout it, after several weeks, i saw some new shoots coming up and it survived again!

Yan said...

This is simple recipe that I like very much. Tomatoes sauce spaghetti is my girls' favourite.

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