My Recipe: Chicken Tomato-Basil Fettuccini
I love cooking at home, and I enjoy hosting lunch/dinner at my place for my friends and family. One interesting fact about me is that growing up, I've always wanted to learn how to cook. I learned how to cook by reading recipes, and sometimes I even invent new dishes inspired by food I tried at restaurants I love.
Today I am sharing with you one of my very own recipes: Chicken Tomato-Basil Fettuccini. Before I get into the details, I just want to thank Bespoke Post for making this post possible with the amazing knife set by Lamson.
First, prepare all the ingredients listed on the left. Keep in mind that for some of you vegan/vegetarian readers out there, you may take out the chicken, or replace it with shrimp or lobster. Fettuccini may be substituted for Linguini, or any other kind of pasta as you like.
1. Dice the chicken breast and sprinkle with a bit of salt. I am using Lamson's Ulu Knife to dice the chicken as seen in the pictures.
2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add in the pasta and salt and cook for 5 minutes or less. Drain well, reserving 1 cup of pasta water.
3. Heat a large skillet over high heat. Add 1 teaspoon of olive oil, garlic, chilli flakes, diced chicken, mushrooms, and a bit of basil leaves. Stir for about 5 minutes until the chicken changes color.
4. Once completed, transfer everything into a bowl and add another batch of olive oil into the skillet.
5. Heat the skillet over medium-high heat. This time, add 2 teaspoons of olive oil, another batch of garlic and onions, and stir for 2 minutes. Deglaze the skillet with the white wine, then bring to a boil and cook until almost entirely evaporated. Stir in the tomatoes and bring to a simmer and cook for about 5 minutes.
6. Add all the ingredients inside the bowl with chicken into the skillet. Then add the butter and stir until the butter is emulsified. Add the pasta and 1/2 cup of pasta water. Continue cooking until the pasta is al dente. You may add additional pasta water as needed.
7. And voila! All done! You may also add some parmesan cheese on top if you'd like. Sprinkle additional basil leaves on top of the pasta for more flavours.