Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Penne Pasta with Chicken & Mushroom in Homemade White sauce

Ingredients :

for the white sauce
  1. Butter - 2 tbsp
  2. Maida -2 tbsp
  3. Milk - 1 cup
  4. fresh cream - 1/2 cup
  5. crushed pepper - 1 tsp
  6. salt -to taste
for the Chicken and Mushroom
  1. chicken - 1 breast piece cut  into thin slices
  2. Mushroom - 8 button mushroom ,cleaned and sliced thin
  3. Butter - 1 tbsp
  4. Olive Oil - 1 tbsp
  5. Onion - 1 sliced
  6. Basil - 5-7 leaves 
  7. Oregano /Pizza seasoning - 1 tsp
  8. salt -t o taste
  9. red pepper flakes - 1 tsp
  10. garlic - 8 cloves crushed
 You also need around 3 cups of cooked and drained pasta.

Bring a large pot of water to boil , salt generously and add pasta and cook according to package directions.
stir in between , while the pasta is cooking prepare the sauce .When pasta is done drain and rinse in cool water and keep aside.

In a sauce pan melt the  butter over medium-low heat; stir in the maida and stir well until  roux is well blended and turns a slight yellow color .
At this stage add in the milk and stir  until thickened, about 3 minutes.
Add cream and salt and pepper to taste and turn the flame off and set aside .

Heat a non stick pan , add 1 tbsp butter + 1 tbsp olive oil and garlic  , stir until it has heated through, now add red pepper flakes and mix well.
Add in the chicken , mushroom and onions and salt to taste and stirfry on medium /high flame until the chicken is cooked and starts getting a golden brown color along the egdes .add in the dried oregano and stir . Taste for salt and adjust as needed .

To the same pan add the drained pasta and stir to combine. Pour the sauce over the pasta until it is coated well , once it has heated through , add basil leaves and turn the flame off. You can add cheese at this stage if you wish to.

Serve immediately .

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