Sunday, September 20, 2009

Penne Primavera ala Nicely

Category: Main dish (penne pasta in vegetable cream sauce – a vegetarian alternative to Alfredo and Carbonara sauces)
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4-6

2 tbsp olive oil
2 halves of chicken breast, cut into pieces
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 cup medium diced carrots
¼ cup chopped celery stalk
2 tbsp flour
1 cup water
1 cup NESTLE Fresh – Low Fat Milk
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
1 cup broccoli florets, blanched
½ cup shredded celery leaves
¼ cup NESTLE All Purpose Cream
250 g penne rigate, cooked al dente

1. In a large pan, heat olive oil. Brown the chicken pieces quickly. Set aside.
2. In the same pan, sauté garlic until soft and fragrant. Stir in the carrots and celery stalk. Saute until soft and fragrant.
3. Stir in the flour and cook for 30 seconds without browning.
4. Pour in the water, NESTLE Fresh – Low Fat Milk and chicken while stirring. Simmer for 1 minute.
5. Season mixture with MAGGI MAGIC SARAP, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Simmer for another minute.
6. Add in the broccoli, shredded celery leaves, and NESTLE All Purpose Cream.
7. Stir in the cooked penne and mix well. Serve on a large platter.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):
Calories 281
CHO (g) 21.9
PRO (g) 14.9
Fats (g) 15

Good to remember: The more vibrant the color of the vegetables, the richer their antioxidant content. Red or green bell peppers, corn kernels, cauliflower, green beans, and spinach will also make great additions to the cream sauce pasta.

Original recipe from:
“Daily Delights Menu Planning and Easy Cooking with Nestle”
Nestle Philippines, Inc.
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