Sunday, May 22, 2016

Penne Arrabiata‏ w/ Grilled Honey Lemon Chicken

Unlike people tomatoes are amazing.

You can't make ketchup out of people but you can definitely make some ketchup out of tomatoes.

Tomatoes have a very important role in the making of various pizza and pasta sauce.

One of the most famous and easy to make pasta sauces of all time is Arrabiata. Arrabiata means angry which I am mostly without no reason and it is originated from southern Italy.

Arrabiata uses a great quantity of tomatoes which makes it tangy, spicy and unlike anything you've ever tasted before.

I was unaware of this sauce until Zowha from Islamabad made a request; who also thinks I look like Umair Jaswal but people are blind and tomatoes aren't. I found it quite simple but never knew it tasted this amazing.

Add Penne Rigato pasta to it, top it with some Grilled Honey Chicken and let me tell you that you Mr. or Miss will be experiencing a pasta meal of your lifetime.

Ingredients For Penne Arrabiata:

500 grams of Penne Rigato pasta

920 grams of canned peeled tomatoes with juice (around two and a half cans)

4 cloves of garlic crushed and finely chopped

1 tablespoon of red chili flakes

2 tablespoon chopped flat leaf parsley or coriander if parsley is not found

1 teaspoon of mixed herbs

1 small onion finely chopped

1 teaspoon pepper or more for taste

1 tablespoon salt or more for taste

Ingredients For Grilled Honey Chicken:

Juice of 4 lemons

4 teaspoon honey

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon cumin powder

Now first and foremost is boiling the pasta perfectly. For that you need to boil water in a pan, add a tablespoon of salt and add the pasta.

Stir occasionally and let it cook according to the instructions of the packet.

Meanwhile our pasta cooked, I prepared marinade for the chicken and marinated it for 20-30 minutes.

Add lemon juice, honey, soy sauce, paprika, salt, black pepper and ginger powder in a bowl and mix it.

Place the chicken in between a plastic wraps and flatten it by using a meat hammer.

Put chicken in a container, spread the marinade over it and rub it properly on the chicken. Put the container in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile the chicken is marinating we will make the pasta sauce.

Heat up oil in a pan on medium heat.

Add garlic and stir for 1-2 minutes.

Add chopped onions and stir around for 2-3 minutes.

Now add red chili pepper flakes and stir fry for 1 minute.

Add the tomatoes from the cans.

Add the herbs, salt, pepper and chopped parsley.

Mix everything properly and lower the heat now. Cover and cook for 20 minutes and your sauce is ready now.

Cover the sauce with the cooked pasta. Mix it properly till the pasta is coated with the sauce.

Set it aside so we can grill the chicken and plate everything later.

Brush some oil on a grill pan placed over medium low heat.

Place the chicken on the grill pan.

Cook for 4-6 minutes each side. Grilled chicken is all cooked.

It's up to you how you want to plate your chicken. I sliced it according to the idea I had of my presentation of both the pasta and the chicken.

Put the pasta in a bowl, sprinkle some chopped parsley and grated Parmesan cheese on it.

Place a layer of the sliced grill chicken and you're all set to go.

Ladies and gentlemen say hello to Penne Arrabiata‏ w/ Grilled Honey Chicken.

1 comment:

  1. Damn should ve checked the blog earlier to make this today.


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