Recipe - Chicken and Chorizo Pasta

Sunday, 26 March 2017

If you follow my Instagram then you might have spotted my delicious chicken and chorizo penne pasta dinner the other night! This recipe is one I got from my Mum, so there's a very real possibility that it's already out there online on a proper cooking website. However it's so delicious and so quick to make that I had to share it on here. Thanks to me and OH having a long commute from the new home, having recipes that are quick to put together and don't need loads of attention are a life saver!
Chicken and chorizo pasta!

This pasta sauce is delicious, only needs a few ingredients, and can be chucked in to a pan and left to cook while you sort out other things around the house.

Chicken breast, 1 per person, cut in to chunks
Chorizo diced or cut in to slices, depending on how you prefer it. I use a LOT of chorizo as I love it, but you can use a smaller quantity if it's not your thing.
Carton of tomato passata
Tomato puree

Put the chorizo in a saucepan and fry gently to release the oil (you don't need olive oil, chorizo is naturally oily).
After a few minutes of frying add the chicken and let it cook with the chorizo.
Once the chicken chunks are cooked through pour in the tomato passata and tablespoon of tomato puree.
Give everything a good stir, put the lid on the pan, and leave it to simmer for a minimum of 20 minutes. The joy of this is that you can leave it for longer if you need or want. Passata is quite runny so you have a lot of liquid, and if you keep the lid on with a low simmer then it shouldn't dry out.

Once you've cooked it you can cook your pasta, and serve! This also freezes really nicely you can double up the ingredients and put the leftovers in the freezer for another day!

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