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.

    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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