Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Portion: Ingredients for 3 people
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
It was one of those days I did not feel like going grocery shopping and convinced myself I would find something delicious to cook with what I already had at home. Preparation time and cooking time, all less than 30 minutes and I still had leftover.
Ingredients for 3
1 pack of pasta
1 fresh root ginger
2 garlic cloves
1½ red onions
2 large tomatoes
1 red bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
2 cooked/grilled chicken breasts
You need: vegetable oil, salt, chilli flakes, one whole seasoning cube, butter
Add the pasta to a pot of boiled water with a pinch of salt (I do not use salt because the sauce has salt) and bring to a boil over a high heat.
Cook the pasta for 8 – 10 minutes or until cooked with slight bite, then drain the water.
Return pasta to pot and add 1 tablespoon of butter to the pot and stir until the butter has melted.
Leave pot slightly covered, this is your Buttery Pasta.
Peel and finely slice (or grate) the garlic and fresh ginger
Deseed the three bell peppers (scrape the seed and pith out with a knife) and cut into small cubes
Slice the tomatoes into small cubes
Peel and finely slice the red onions
Transfer the cooked/grilled chicken to a clean board and slice into small cubes
Heat a large wide based pan (preferably non-stick) with a drizzle of vegetable oil over a medium-high heat.
Once hot, add the diced ginger and stir until fragrant
Add the chopped garlic and stir together for 2 minutes until softened
Add the bell peppers one after the other and stir continuously
Once the peppers are soft, add the chicken breast and leave to simmer for 2 minutes
Add the seasoning cube and a large pinch of salt. Take your pan off the heat
Add the chilli flakes and give everything a good mix up. This is your three bell pepper sauce
Serve the three bell pepper sauce over the buttery pasta
Garnish with reserved chilli flakes
I once tried a similar recipe with only two ingredients (Tomatoes and Onions), came out just as delicious as this one.
Also goes well with:
- Basmati rice
- Boiled plantain
- Boiled yam
Remember to wash your fresh vegetables!