Basil Chicken with Vermicelli

Basil Chicken with Vermicelli


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About this recipe: This is the ultimate comfort food on a rainy night - and quick to prepare. Add the dried red chilli flakes if you want a bit of spice.

Wendy Mercadante

Serves: 4 

  • 250g vermicelli pasta
  • 2 teaspoons (10ml)olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2,400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 4 boneless chicken breasts fillets - cooked and cut into cubes
  • 1 small bunch fresh basil, rinsed, leaves chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon dried red chilli flakes (optional)
  • 4 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Cook pasta according to packet instructions. Drain, and set aside.
  2. In a large frying pan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Fry the onions and garlic until onions soften, about 5 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, chicken, basil, salt and optiional chilli. Reduce heat to medium, cover frying pan and simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Toss sauce with pasta to coat and heat through. Serve with Parmesan.

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