Yes, I know I mentioned in yesterday’s post that I’m attempting to cut carbs. But this recipe is something I made on Saturday night, for dinner for my fiance and his BFF. It was the weekend and obviously a cheat day.
It was thoroughly-enjoyed, even by my fiance who is always skeptical of food with butternut and zucchini in it. So here’s the recipe, so that I can make it again some day. 😉
- 3/4 large skinless, boneless chicken breasts, diced
- 2 large onions, peeled and coarsely chopped
- 1 pack zucchini, sliced
- 1 large butternut, peeled and cut into rounds
- 1 pack of pasta (I see this going well with penne. I used shells)
- 2 Feta cheese circles/rounds cut into chunks
- Cayenne Pepper and salt
- Curry powder
You’ll also need:
- Olive oil
- White wine
How to make it happen:
- Line a baking tray with tin foil (this eliminates the hassle of having to scrape of burned/blackened bits from your baking tray later when you’re trying to wash it) and coat the butternut rounds in olive oil and sprinkle with cinnamon, garlic and cayenne pepper.
- Bake in the oven at 180degrees celcius, until they’re blackened slightly on both sides. When they’re done, take them out and cut up into small-ish cubes.
- While your butternut is in the oven, you can start doing the rest of the cooking. Pour some olive oil into a big saucepan and add about three-quarters of your chopped onion and some salt.
- When the onions have turned slightly translucent, add some garlic, curry powder (about a tablespoon) and the thyme and zucchinis.
- Mix well and then add the chicken. Once the chicken has started to cook, add a few splashes of white wine, and about a tablespoon of honey. Stir everything together, and turn the heat down low.
- In another pot, cook your pasta. Once the pasta is drained and the chicken is cooked – you can bring everything together.
- Using the pot you cooked your pasta in, pour some olive oil in the bottom and cook the remainder of your chopped onions. Add the pasta, butternut and chicken/zucchini/onion mix and stir everything well.
- Add the feta and season with salt and cayenne pepper.
Totally delicious! Let me know if you try it….