04 August 2015

Tagliatelle with Lemon and Thyme Chicken

On childfree evenings I like to whip up quick and easy dinners for the Mr and I so we can go out or have a relaxing evening together at home. This was a bit of a successful experiment which combines some of my favourite flavours (lemon and thyme) and it was all completed within 25 minutes, including the homemade pasta, which I was fairly impressed by.


 
 
Ingredients (serves 2)
 
To make the pasta
250g plain flour
2 medium eggs
60ml water


2 chicken breast fillets
1 lemon, juice and zest
1 garlic clove, finely cut
300g soft cheese (I used Philadelphia light)
1tbsp dry thyme or a handful of fresh, chopped
 
 
Method
  • Make the pasta first. Combine the flour with the 2 eggs and water to create a soft dough. It shouldn't stick to your fingers so add a little more flour if necessary and it shouldn't be too crumbly so add a little more water if required. I have a pasta machine to get the correct thickness and shape but feel free to roll it out and slice it into strips around 1cm wide and 15cm long and then set to one side while bringing a pan of water to the boil.
  • Cook the chicken in a pan over a medium heat until lightly browned and then add the garlic.
  • Heat for a further minute before adding the lemon juice, lemon zest, cheese and thyme. Stir thoroughly and reduce the heat.
  • Cook the pasta for around 5 minutes, drain and gently stir it into chicken so it's all coated in sauce.
  • Scoff!

 
What are your favourite flavour combinations?

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17 comments :

  1. This looks amazing. Ive never made my own pasta which I feel ashamed to admit x

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  2. This looks so yummy! I am definitely going to try this!

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  3. I am all for quick recipes like this, although I might leave making the pasta until a weekend when I have a bit more patience! Sounds delicious! :D

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  4. Sounds delicious! You even did your own pasta - well done!!

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  5. That looks delicious - we do something similar as I love the lemony taste with chicken x

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  6. Sounds wonderful - chicken and tarragon is a great combo.

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  7. Wow this is dinner sorted tomorrow! thanks

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  8. This looks deelish and a really simply and quick recipe - always a bonus! A big fan of homemade pasta, but haven't tried it with chicken and lemon yet - great flavour combo :-)

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  9. Emma, I am very impressed with your homemade pasta and how easy and yummy this recipe seems to be. I will keep it in mind for busy school nights.xx

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  10. Oh my goodness that looks absolutely delicious it has been to long since I had a nice meal like this ;) x

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  11. This looks delicious, I don't do pasta often enough x

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  12. Sounds delicious. Making pasta with kids is so much fun!

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  13. Can't believe it is so easy to make and so quick! I will have to give this a go

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  14. I have a real fondness for sage in my dishes

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  15. That looks amazing and so easy!

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  16. This sounds so tasty, I don't think I have the patience to make pasta x

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  17. That looks dreamy. Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays- please can you add my badge or link back, thanks x

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