Harissa Spicy Penne with Chicken, Courgette and Peppers

Nutrition:

Serving
1
Serving
660kcal
Protein
56g
Carbohydrates
75g
Fat
15g

Ingredients

  • 1courgette
  • 1 red pepper
  • 200g chicken breast 
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 or 2 chili peppers
  • 150ml tomato passata
  • teaspoon of mixed herbs
  • heaped teaspoon of Harissa paste
  • 100g of Pasta Penne
  • salt, pepper and red paprika powder
  • 10ml rapeseed oil
  • fresh basil

Method

  • STEP 1 Dice chicken breast, season with salt, pepper and red paprika. Let it marinate for minimum of 30 minutes.
  • STEP 2 Boil pasta in salted water until aldente.
  • STEP 3 While pasta is boiling chop courgette and red peppers, Add the rapeseed oil and butter to a large deep frying pan. Heat the oil over medium-high until the pan is very hot. Add chopped courgette, red peppers, garlic, chillies and seasoned chicken to the to the pan and fry for a couple minutes until chicken is almost done and courgette and red peppers are soften but still firm.
  • STEP 4 Add passata, mixed herbs, harissa paste and 50ml of water and let it simmer until chicken is cooked through and is easy to sperate with a spatula. Don’t forget to mixing it from time to time.
  • STEP 5 When chicken is cooked through and all vegetables are soft and tender add boiled pasta, chopped basil and combine it all together. Make sure the pasta is entirely covered in a sauce.
  • STEP 6 Plate it and enjoy.

Personal Empower tips

MAKE
AHEAD

Marinate diced chicken for at least 24h for a deeper flavour and better meat texture.

BUY
SMART

Don’t use expensive cooking sprays, they burn fast on the pan and pure waist of money. Buy “Silicone Basting Brush” instead and use it to grease your pan with minimum amount of oil.