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Heading: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Food Type: Meat
No of Portions: 4
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Ingredients & Prep

   800 ml  Water
   250 g  Penne pasta dried
   200 g  Fresh mushrooms of choice chopped
   4 Chicken thigh boneless skinless chopped to chunks
   200 ml  Double cream
   80 g  Parmesan cheese grated
   1 Onion med chopped
   100 ml  White wine
   1 Chick stock cube or gel pot
   3 Garlic clove minced
   1 tsp  Basil dried
   1 tsp  Black pepper course ground
   2 tbsp  Olive oil
   sprinkle  Fresh parsley chopped
   sprinkle  Parmesan cheese grated


  Step 1
Fry chicken chunks on a medium heat in a pan large enough to fit all of the ingredients later, when cooked, remove with a slotted spoon.
  Step 2
Add onion, garlic, mushrooms & dried basil, cook until onion is translucent, add wine & reduce by half.
  Step 3
Add water & stock bring to a simmer then add pasta & cook until the pasta is cooked to your taste (normally about 15 mins) giving pasta an occasional stir to stop it sticking, if it dries out too much add some water.
  Step 4
When pasta is cooked, add chicken chunks, take of the heat add Parmesan cheese & give a good mix & serve, sprinkle over some more Parmesan & freshly chopped parsley, eat soon after as the sauce will be absorbed.

Suggestion & Tips

You could use some pancetta/bacon either smoked or non smoked in at step 2 if you wish.
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