Saturday, September 11, 2010

Chicken Farfalle

 Farfalle are a type of pasta. Commonly known as "bow-tie pasta," the name is derived from the Italian word farfalla (butterfly). The "e" at the end of the word is the Italian feminine plural ending, making the meaning of the word "butterflies." 
The butterfly shape is most appealing to my kids, so they finish this one to perfection! 

3cups farfalle


1chicken breast
ginger-garlic paste
lemon juice
1/2 cup green peas
1onion sliced
2 cloves of garlic minced
1large tomato sliced
salt to taste
  • Cut the chicken breast and marinate with salt, ginger-garlic paste and lemon juice. Freeze overnight. Defreeze the next day and cook(pan fry). 
  • Cook the farfalle in water al dente. Drain and keep aside.
  • While the farfalle cooks, heat oil in a pan. Saute the onions and minced garlic.
  • Add the green peas and cook.
  • Add the tomatoes. Cook till it aquires sauce consistency. Add reserve if required.
  • Add salt and the shredded chicken. Mix well.
  • Add the farfalle, stir in the sauce well and take off the heat.
  • Garnish with oregano and serve.
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  1. Looks so yummy! love the generous pieces of chicken.

  2. looks so tempting,shirley,i think your child was happy to see so much butterflies in their plates!

  3. Ooo.... so lovely and colourful! What a yummy dish. I want a share too! hehe... Hope you're enjoying your weekend.
    Cheers, Kristy

  4. Farfalle is also extremely appealing to 23 year old medical students. For the record :P

    What a great dish!

  5. looks fantastic!! Wil try this one sometime soon..

  6. i must try this for my daughter...

  7. I think the only word to describe this is nummy, and I'm not a kid. I love the ingredients. Heck, I love anything with pasta; but this looks especially good. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Looks so colorful and am sure it must have tasted yummy as well.

  9. Looks delicious! I don't cook pasta that often at home but whenever I do, I make the sauce at home, just like you did.



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