Creamy Chicken and Pea Pasta

Not all recipes need to be passed on for generations for them to feel like a taste of home.
For me ‘home’ is where I feel comfortable and there is nothing more comfy than this rich creamy chicken and pea pasta.
So get comfy and enjoy x

Do the children eat it?

They sure do! The flavours aren’t too complicated making this dish a great family favourite meal.

Substitutions;

No fresh cream?
Don’t worry – you could use double cream, UHT cream stored on your pantry shelf (I always grab a couple at the supermarket just for this reason) or coconut cream.

No chicken?
Make it a vegetarian meal. It will still be very delicious.

No frozen peas?
Easy, substitute with broccoli or green peas.

You will need;

Butter
Cream
Sour Cream
Milk
Chicken thighs
Frozen peas
Zest of one lemon
Salt and pepper
Pappardelle pasta (or pasta of your choice)

Creamy Chicken and Pea Pasta

A delicious quick and easy creamy pasta dish for the family
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 25 grams butter
  • 1 cup cream (250 mls)
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 2-4 tbsp milk (used to thin the sauce)
  • 3-4 chicken thighs (chopped)
  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 1 lemon zested
  • salt and pepper (season to taste)
  • 200 grams pappardelle pasta (or pasta of your choice)

Instructions

  • Put a pot of water onto boil while you heat your skillet. Remember salt the water. 
  • Place the butter in the hot skillet, and brown the chicken on each side. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Once the chicken is cooked, take the chicken out and set it aside. Wipe the skillet out of any excess butter.
  • Place the cream and sour cream into the skillet, and stir until a sauce forms.
  • Add the peas and lemon zest, and stir through the sauce.
  • Return the chicken to skillet and stir through all the goodness.
  • If you feel your sauce is too thick you could add a little milk while your pasta cooks.
  • Place the pasta into the boiling water and cook al dente. Use tongs to add the pasta to the sauce.
  • Let all the water drip into the skillet as you transfer the pasta (this will add to the sauce)
  • Serve with crunchy bread or on it’s own. Enjoy