Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.
Boneless Chicken Breast cut into 1 inch pieces 250 grams
Spaghetti 100 grams
Oil 2 tablespoons
Salt to taste
Olive oil 4 tablespoons
Garlic finely chopped 5-6 cloves
Onion finely chopped 1 large
Basil leaves torn 5-6
Tomatoes pureed 4
Black pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon
Mushrooms thickly sliced 4-5
Green capsicum cut into 1 inch pieces 1 small
Red capsicum cut into 1 inch pieces 1 small
Yellow capsicum cut into 1 inch pieces 1 small
Cheese grated 1/3 cup
Take five cups of water in a deep microwave casserole. Add one tablespoon of oil and salt to taste, cover and heat on Microwave HIGH (100%) for ten to twelve minutes.
Add the spaghetti, cook, uncovered, on Microwave HIGH (100%) for four minutes. Drain the water, refresh pasta in cold water, add the remaining oil and mix gently. Each strand of pasta should remain separated from the other. Keep aside.
Take two tablespoons of olive oil, garlic, onion and half the basil leaves in a microwave bowl and cook, uncovered, on Microwave HIGH (100%) for five minutes. Add tomato puree, salt and pepper powder and cook, covered, on Microwave HIGH (100%) for five minutes.
In another microwave bowl take the remaining two tablespoons of olive oil, add chicken, mushrooms and capsicums and cook, covered, on Microwave HIGH (100%) for three minutes. On the tomato sauce spread a layer of spaghetti, followed by a layer of the chicken and vegetable mixture.
Top it with the remaining basil leaves and cheese. Gratinate, uncovered, on Microwave HIGH (100%) for three minutes or alternatively Grill (TOP) for five minutes.
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