15 November 2016

Creamy Chicken & Pancetta Alfredo

Sometimes I feel like I'm a rut when it comes to cooking meals after work. When I get back from work I just want to put together something super quick, easy and tasy, so I tend to just do the same meals. One day when I decided ti needed something new, I googled easy meals and found this. I've adapted it slightly, but it is super easy to do. And quite possibly one of my favourite ever meals to cook.

Pasta is always a firm favourite, but I'd never tried to cook alfredo before. Ultimately this is a very creamy pasta dish that's also one of the unhealthiest meals I made. So worth it though, not going to lie.

You'll need:
Crushed garlic

Take a large pot, I used a big casserole type dish like this as it's big enough to put everything in to cook in one pot. Pop a bit of oil in, and then start frying off your garlic. Add your chopped chicken and cook until it starts to colour, then add your pancetta cubes. 

Once this all looks coloured and cooked, add in pasta - up to you how much you want to use - your stock and your cream. Mix it all together so everything is covered and the cream is nicely mixed in. Bring to the boil, and then turn the heat down to a simmer. Keep stirring for around 20 minutes until everything is cooked and it looks more saucy then watery. You may need to add some cornflour if you think you've used too much water compared to your pasta. 

After 20 minutes sprinkle in your grated mozzarella and stir in so it melts a little and becomes deliciously cheesy. Take off the heat and dish up! Voila! You have your super tasty, super creamy and super unhealthy meal. If you wanted to make it more healthy then you can substitute the cream with creme fraiche, totally up to you.

I love this dish, and my hubbie is a big fan too. He's even more pleased that there is only one pot to wash up! It's also one of those perfect dishes for this time of year when you want to be really cosy. Let me know if you try this and how you get on. 

What's your cosy evening after work meal?


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