Lemony Mushroom and Chicken Pasta

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves: 2

Quick and simple to make, this dish is super rich in flavours thanks to a zingy blend of lemon, garlic and chilli. Once the pasta is piled onto the fresh fettuccine, don’t forget to sprinkle plenty of grated parmesan on top!

INGREDIENTS

For the sauce

  • 275g chestnut mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 chicken breasts, chopped into bitesize chunks
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped

For the pasta

  • 180g fresh fettuccine
  • 4 tbsp olive oil, extra virgin
  • 2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest
  • Salt and pepper, to season

To serve

  • 50g parmesan, grated
  • 1 tbsp parsley, chopped

METHOD

  1. Preheat the oven to 200c.
  2. Heat half the olive oil in a sauté pan, season the chicken and brown it all over. Add the garlic and mushrooms then sauté well, tossing around a little to mix.
  3. Put the pan (if oven-proof, or transfer to a roasting tray if not), covered, in the oven and cook for about 20 minutes then remove and leave to rest.
  4. While the chicken is in the oven, bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and cook the pasta for about 3 to 4 minutes, until al dente.
  5. Drain the fettuccine, put back in the pan and then add the remaining olive oil, chilli flakes and lemon zest and juice and stir well.
  6. Add the chicken, garlic and mushrooms, stir well, add the parsley and check the seasoning.
  7. Serve and add parmesan to taste.
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