When the weather is gray, all I can think of food and lounging all day. Creamy pastas are always good comfort foods that are simple to prepare and exquisitely delicious. For this recipe, you can also substitute ham instead of chicken.
400g dried penne pasta
2 tablespoons penne pasta
2 single chicken breast fillets, cubed
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 cup light sour cream
1/2 cup chicken stock
2 teaspoons finely grated lemon rind
1 cup snow peas
3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven at 300F.
Boil salted water in a large pot. Cook the pasta according to package instructions or until al dente. Drain and set aside.
Heat half of the oil in a large saucepan under medium heat. Fry the chicken for 5-8 minutes or until it is light brown. Transfer to a plate.
Place the remaining oil in the pan. Sauté the garlic for 2-3 minutes or until it becomes fragrant. Stir-in the sour cream and slowly add the broth. Let it simmer for 5-8 minutes or until it thickens. Add the chicken and season it with salt and pepper.
In a large bowl, combine the pasta and the sauce. Transfer the pasta to a baking dish and top it with snow peas. Sprinkle it with Parmesan cheese. Bake it for 10-15 minutes or until the cheese bubbles. Let it stand for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with garlic bread.
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