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  • Serves 4
  • 30 mins cook

Dreamy chicken and asparagus pasta

Dreamy chicken and asparagus pasta

Quick dinners don't have to be boring - just one mouthful of this dreamy chicken and asparagus pasta and you'll never look back! Creamy and flavoursome, it seems a crime that it only takes 30 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 400 g dried pasta
  • 2 bunches asparagus, woody ends removed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp basil leaves, torn
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • pinch of dried chilli flakes
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 200 g block cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup milk or cream
  • 3 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Steps

  1. Cook pasta according to packet directions. During the last 5 minutes of cooking, add the asparagus to the water. Drain the pasta and asparagus.
  2. Heat oil in a large frying pan. Add onion and garlic and cook gently until tender. Add the asparagus, basil, oregano, chilli flakes and chicken stock.
  3. When the asparagus is tender, add the cubed cream cheese to the pan with a dash of milk or cream and heat gently. Stir frequently, adding milk or cream in increments, until cream cheese is melted; stir until smooth.
  4. Mix in chicken, season and when heated, serve over cooked pasta.

For Sophie Gray's best asparagus tips and tricks, go to In season with Food magazine: asparagus.

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