Pasta, Chicken and Tomato Salsa

Chicken with pasta and salsa

Thanks God it’s friday! It felt like a long week for me since hubby work on a late shift. So we couldn’t spend a lot of time in the evening and have dinner together.

Anyway, it has been snowing for few days here. We have enough snow to play pulka (snow sliding) and hopefully the snow will last until the weekend. It will be my daughter’s first pulka. Excited! What is your favourite activity with the little ones during winter? Do you play out a lot?

When the whole family is out and playing snow together, sometimes the mother will be a bit too tired to cook proper dinner. And I think the recipe I’m going to share is just perfect for a busy day, when you’re too tired to cook but still want to have a decent dinner for the family. Very quick and delicious. And this recipe now is one of my new favourite.

Pasta, Chicken and Tomato Salsa

  • Difficulty: easy

Ingredients:

for the chicken

  • 2 chicken breasts, halves (butterfly)
  • all purpose flour
  • 100g any hard cheese, grated (cheddar, parmesan)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder (depending on your taste)
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • salt & pepper

for salsa

  • 1 paprika
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • olive oil, salt & pepper

How to:

  • Chicken: Beat eggs in a bowl until incoporated. Add garlic powder, chilli powder, dried pasrley, salt and pepper. Mix well. Add grated cheese. Set aside.
  • Place the flour in a plate / big tray. Put the chicken into the flour, until covered in flour. Tap the chicken a little bit to get rid of the excess flour.
  • Put the chicken into the eggs mixture. Set aside.
  • Preheat a pan with 2 tbsp oil, and pan fry the chicken breasts until golden brown. (At this stage, the inside might still a bit raw, so we have to put it in the oven for 15 minutes or so just to make sure the chicken cooked properly). Meanwhile, we can make the salsa.
  • Salsa: Deseed the tomatoes. Cut paprika and tomatoes into a small dice. (If you’re too lazy, put paprika and tomatoes into the food processor and just pulse the FP a few times).
  • Thinly sliced the parsley and mix with the tomato and paprika.
  • Add 2 tbsp olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Assemble: Take 1 potion of cooked paste (your choice) on a plate, put 1 slice of chicken breast and some salsa on top of the chicken.

ps: You can substitute parsley with coriander leaf (cilantro). But since I’m not a big fan of coriander leaf, I used parsley instead. 

Chicken with pasta and salsa

Have a warm weekend!

^_^

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