Literally ‘butterfly’ in Italian, this is pasta shaped like little butterflies or bow-ties.

Tomato sauces cling well to farfalle because it’s a relatively small pasta shape with a large surface area.

Chicken & Pasta Recipe

Chicken and Bow Tie Pasta
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 6
 
Literally ‘butterfly’ in Italian, this is pasta shaped like little butterflies or bow-ties. Tomato sauces cling well to farfalle because it’s a relatively small pasta shape with a large surface area.
Ingredients
  • • 250gr Bow-Tie or Farfalle Pasta
  • • 4 chicken breasts cut into bite size pieces
  • • Glug of olive oil
  • • 1 400ml can tomato puree
  • • ½ cup water
  • • ½ teas chilli flakes
  • • 250gr pkt of sliced mushrooms
  • • 1 medium Green Pepper, long thin slices
  • • 1 medium RedPepper, long thin slices
  • • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • • 2 tbles Sweet Chilli Sauce
  • • Salt to taste
  • • Handful of chopped coriander
Instructions
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add salt, and then add the farfalle.
  2. Cook until al dente.
  3. Meanwhile, heat a large, heavy-bottomed pan over medium heat and add the oil.
  4. Once the oil is hot, add the chicken to the pan together with the minced garlic and salt to taste.Brown on all sides,for about 10 minutes.
  5. Stir in the mushrooms, and the chilli flakes and cook for another 5 minutes.
  6. Add peppers and tomato puree, water and sweet chilli sauce.
  7. Sauté until all vegetables are tender but still firm.
  8. Bring to a simmer and then reduce heat to medium-low, simmering until the flavors have developed and chicken has cooked through. Add the farfalle and toss into the sauce.
  9. Stir through the chopped coriander and serve.

 

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