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Pasta La Vista

Pasta La Vista


Good morning folks! I hope you are all safe and staying home to combat the pandemic COVID 19. Yes, putting up this on my blog would be a reminder of how it is easy to be ungrateful of the blessings we have. Staying home can make a lot of difference. Let's hope and pray that this crisis comes to an end soon. 

Are you wondering about the name of the pasta dish and never heard of it before? Don't be amazed! The name is proudly invented by me, so is the dish lol! I was wondering what to name this pasta and not make the name look boring, as the pasta recipe itself is easy and exciting. So, I came up with this idea of Pasta La Vista. How did you like it? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below!


Okay now coming back to the pasta recipe. This is a super simple pasta recipe. Pasta is one dish that we resort to for a quick fix. And this pasta recipe was discovered when I simply didn't want to make a white sauce or pink sauce, as I had no milk. Also, I was looking forward to preparing something very simple yet delicious. My hubster has become a big food critic. If he doesn't like something I make then it's a no-no in this house. So before attempting or experimenting with anything I always contemplate a lot. 

I prepared this when I was almost out of groceries (we all almost do this yea? Jump to make pasta when you are short on groceries, well I always do!) So this pasta was basically prepared with whatever I had in my pantry and let me tell you, it was out of the world good! My hubster was asking if I added anything to give the pasta a smokey flavor. I guess its the paprika that did the job. And the Mister kept asking for more, I was more than happy to serve as I was least expecting the pasta to turn out good. He also told me not to prepare white sauce or pink sauce anymore. haha, happy me, because this one is super easy and mess-free. I am sure kids will love it too!

The pasta is first prepared by frying chicken cubes/strips in the paprika marinade. Then the sauce is prepared by tossing sliced garlic in some butter and adding whatever sauces you have in your fridge! I used Szechuan sauce and sriracha sauce (you may use tomato ketchup, hot sauce, red chilli sauce, etc). Next add fresh cream/ thick cream/ cooking cream and add some tomato paste. Next, I added some ketchup and mayo. Oregano and some chicken stock. Allow to come to a boil. Switch off flame and toss in your fried chicken and pasta. Yummilicious creamy Pasta La Vista is ready!

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups penne pasta
  • Water enough to boil pasta
  • 100 gms Chicken, sliced or cubed
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper powder
  • 1/4 tsp Red Chilli Flakes
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika*
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced/ 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 4-5 Garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Chings Szhecuan Chutney
  • 3-4 tbsp Cream (fresh cream/ thick cream/ cooking cream)
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Mayonaise
  • 1 Maggi Chicken Cube (Optional)
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1/4 tsp Red Chilli Flakes
  • Salt to taste

Instructions:

  1. Shallow fry the chicken that has been marinated with black pepper powder, red chilli flakes, paprika, salt and garlic powder/ minced garlic for 5 minutes on medium-high and transfer the chicken to a plate and set aside.
  2. In the same pan pour some olive oil and butter and drop in the sliced garlic and saute for about 30 seconds and add in the sauces - Sriracha Sauce, Szechuan Sauce, Cream, Tomato paste, tomato ketchup , Mayo and give it a good mix. Now pour in the chicken stock and add red chilli flakes and oregano. And your instant creamy pasta sauce is ready!
     
  3. Now add your pasta and chicken to the sauce and mix well and if the pasta is looking dry add the pasta starch water and allow to boil on a medium flame for a minute. 
  4. Garnish with cheese/parsley and Pasta La Vista is done!

Note
  • You may use red chilli powder instead of paprika. But the paprika is where the smokey flavor comes from.
  • You may add in veggies like mushroom, carrot, etc. I was short on veggies so didn't add any.

Do try this recipe and don't forget to share your experience/feedback with me here in the comments or feel free to send me a mail. Also, do tag me at #taystedit if you try out my recipes on Facebook, Instagram etc so that I can see when you make it. ♡♡♡♡

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