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Spicy Chicken Pasta with Chorizo & Green Peas

If you’re looking to recycle roasted chicken leftover, this chicken pasta recipe will make a quick dinner fix or a delicious meal to pack for lunch at the office.

Spicy Chicken Pasta with Chorizo & Green Peas

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Versatile, satisfying, and oh so simple to prepare, pasta is a versatile dish that everyone love. If you’re looking to recycle roasted chicken leftover, this chicken pasta recipe will make a quick dinner fix or a delicious meal to pack for lunch at the office. Chorizo brings a lot of flavor while green peas bring freshness, softness and contrast along with basil and garlic. You can also incorporate a handful of arugula. This is a real treat!

Ingredients list  for Spicy Chicken Spaghetti with Chorizo & Peas

Serves 4-5:

  • 1 pound (400g) spaghetti
  • 2 roasted chicken thighs or 2 chicken breasts, cut into small pieces
  • Half a spicy chorizo
  • 1/2 pound (200g) prosciutto
  • 1/2 pound (200g) of green peas, cooked “al dente”
  • 1 3/4 cups (40cl) heavy cream
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon Espelette chili pepper flakes, or ground Jalapeno chili pepper
  • 3 1/2 oz (100g) of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 sprig of fresh basil, chopped

Garnish:

  • Basil leaves
  • 1 piece of Pecorino Romano cheese
  • Extra virgin olive oil

Directions

1. Cook spaghetti al dente in a large pot of boiling salted water until. Count about 8 to 10 minutes (according to package directions). Meanwhile, cut the chorizo ​​into pieces and prosciutto into strips.

2. Heat a non-stick skillet and fry the pieces of pancetta and chorizo, without adding fat​​. Fry over medium heat for 2-3 minutes.

3. Add garlic, stir and cook for 1 minute more. Then stir in heavy cream, chili pepper powder, green peas and half the grated parmesan.

4. Drain pasta quickly. Keep a bit of the cooking water with a ladle and pour into the pan. Add basil and remaining parmesan. Mix gently.

5. Arrange the pasta in the center of a bowl and sprinkle with chopped basil and freshly grated Pecorino. Add dash of extra virgin olive oil and enjoy immediately.

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