Pasta has countless preparations, there are many around the world, combination of flavors, colors, and smells. In other words, it is an ingredient that allows us to play with many preparations. At home, we eat pasta prepared in a different way every 8 days, always with the ingredients we have at home.
Salad and slice of bread That's why this recipe presents a simple and easy way to prepare a delicious dish with spaghetti accompanied by a tasty sauce based on chicken and milk. For this, you will only need a handful of ingredients that you surely have in the fridge right now. It will take us less than 25 minutes to prepare. What is the main ingredient? A lot of love and as a result, you will get a delicious and very economical pasta dish.
I have chosen this recipe because my mom used to prepare it at home, a need that arises from my dad's demand, who loves creamy pasta. To be honest, it's one of the ones I like the most after spaghetti in Bolognese sauce. For this reason, whenever I feel the absence of my mom I prepare this recipe, it makes me feel a bit closer to her, and although it brings me a lot of nostalgia, it also brings me a lot of joy, since I learned how to prepare it thanks to her, and although its flavor is unique and special, it is still a unique and delicious preparation.
It's a very succulent dish, so I encourage you to prepare it at home, break the weekly routine and dare to surprise your family, I bet it will be liked by both young and old. Let's cook.
What ingredients do I need to prepare spaghetti with chicken?
To prepare spaghetti with chicken, you will need the following ingredients:
- 500 gr of spaghetti
- 300 gr of chicken breast
- 150 g of bacon
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 300 ml of milk
- 200 ml of cream for cooking
- 200 g of grated cheese
- 1 handful of chopped parsley
- Salt and pepper to taste
What are the steps to prepare this delicious recipe?
- Cook the spaghetti in boiling water for 10-12 minutes.
- While the pasta is cooking, prepare the sauce: cook the bacon strips in a large skillet.
- Remove the bacon, leaving the fat in the skillet, and add the chopped garlic and diced chicken.
- Add the milk, cream, grated cheese, reserved bacon, and cooked and drained spaghetti.
- Add black pepper and mix all the ingredients without removing them from the heat.
- If necessary, add cream or chicken broth to achieve a creamy texture.
- Add the chopped parsley, mix, and serve hot.
Tips and tricks
- Cook the bacon without additional oil, as it will release its own fat.
- Make sure to seal the chicken well before adding the liquid ingredients.
- Adjust the creaminess of the sauce with cream or chicken broth according to your preference.
Overcooking the pasta: Be sure to follow the package instructions to avoid overly soft pasta.
Not sealing the chicken properly: Sealing the chicken is important to keep it juicy and prevent it from drying out.
Not adjusting the creaminess of the sauce: If the sauce is too thick or too thin, it won't have the right texture to coat the pasta well.
What other similar recipes can I prepare?
If you like spaghetti with chicken, here are some other Colombian recipes that share similar ingredients or processes:
Creole chicken with rice: A Colombian dish of chicken stewed in tomato and onion sauce, served with white rice.
Pasta with garlic shrimp: Switch the chicken for shrimp and prepare a delicious pasta with a garlic and white wine sauce.
Enjoy these delicious alternatives and experiment with new flavors and textures in your pasta dishes. All these recipes are ideal to share with family or friends, and they will surely be a hit on any occasion. Enjoy your meal!
- 500 gr of spaghetti.
- 300 gr of chicken breast.
- 150 g of bacon.
- 4 cloves of garlic.
- 300 ml of milk.
- 200 ml of cooking cream.
- 200 g of grated cheese.
- 1 handful of chopped parsley.
- Salt and pepper to taste.
- In a pot with water, start heating water, when it is boiling, add the pasta and let it cook for 10 to 12 minutes.
- While the pasta is cooking, prepare the sauce. Put the bacon cut into strips in a large skillet and cook over high heat (do not add any oil as the bacon has a lot of fat and will cook in its own juices). After a couple of minutes, when it has toasted, remove the bacon from the skillet, leaving all the fat it has released in the skillet.
- Now, in this fat and on a gentler heat, add the finely chopped garlic cloves, after a couple of minutes, when the garlic starts to color, add the diced chicken breast. Raise the heat and mix frequently, to seal the chicken, keeping it still raw inside.
- After two minutes, add the milk, the cooking cream, the grated cheese, the bacon we had reserved, and the spaghetti, already cooked and drained from the water.
- Also add a small pinch of black pepper and mix all the ingredients, without removing them from the heat, so they blend well.
- If you see that the pasta is not creamy enough you can add cream or chicken broth. Also add the chopped parsley and mix again until the pasta has achieved that creamy touch we are looking for. And done. Serve hot.