Monday, August 17, 2015

Del Monte #ItalianEscapades with Cheesy Tangy Penne Pasta

I am a pasta addict, and I generally love simple cheesy ones, while my husband is the one who likes it with lots of vegetables and a sumptuous amount of meat. So when I was chosen for the Del Monte #ItalianEscapades, I thought of making something that will be cherished by both of us, perhaps something cheesy , perhaps something tangy!!

Penne Pasta with Barbecued Chicken & Corn in Dual Sauce:
1.200 g of Del Monte Penne Pasta
2.1 onion cut in cubes
3.5-6 cloves chopped garlic cloves
4.1 small tomato chopped
5. 50g sweet corn
7.White Pepper
8.Olive Oil

Barbecued Chicken:
1.150g boneless chicken cut in small cubes
2.1/2 cup barbecue sauce

White Sauce:
1.1 cup milk
2.2 tablespoon butter
3.1 teaspoon garlic powder
4.1 teaspoon oregano

1/2 cup Del Monte Tomato Basil Sauce

For Garnishing:
Chilli Flakes
2 cubes of Parmesan Cheese

Boil the Del Monte Penne Pasta with little salt and keep aside, by sprinkling a little olive oil so that the pieces don't get stuck to each other.
While the pasta is getting boiled, grease a grill pan with butter and add the chicken pieces and pour the barbecue sauce. Keep tossing till the chicken pieces are browned. After they are thoroughly barbecued, keep them aside.

Add milk in a pan and the butter to it. while it starts to boil add the garlic powder and oregano. This will take a slight creamy form with a nice smell of garlic and oregano. keep it aside.
In a pan add the olive oil and when it gets heated, add onions and garlic to it. As the onion becomes translucent add the tomatoes and corn. Once the vegetables are getting cooked, add the Del Monte Tomato Basil sauce. add white pepper and salt to taste. Add the chicken to it, add the boiled pasta to it and stir for sometime so that the ingredients get coated with the sauce. Now pour the white sauce on top. Mix a bit.
Pour the pasta on a plate and season with chilli flakes, cheese and oregano.

Well, both me and my husband liked the taste it gave. We thought the blend of 2 sauces had given it a very unique flavour, the creamy richness of the white sauce along with the tanginess of the tomato-basil sauce was quite unique. The barbecued chicken pieces added to the crunchiness and the sweet corn poured in the necessary sweetness.

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