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ALIEN PASTA

WITH HIDDEN VEG

INGREDIENTS 
-head of broccoli
-bag of baby spinach
-bunch of basil
-1 zucchini
-handful of pine nuts 
-handful of parmesen
-500g of pasta 
-500g of chicken thigh fillet 


PREP
-bring one big pot of water to boil for pasta and another one for steaming veg. Turn on oven to 180. 
-Cut zucchini and broccoli into chunks. Chicken into bite size pieces. Remove stems for spinach if you want to. Put pine nuts on a tray.


COOK
-brown pine nuts in oven for a couple of mins
-steam zucchini and broccoli and when nearly done, add the spinach. Keep some water when done.
-brown chicken until cooked
-cook pasta till soft. 
-put steam veg in a food processor with Parmesan, basil and pine nuts and blitz to make a veg pesto
-add pesto and chicken to cooked pasta and VIOLA!!


TIPS
-serve with more cheese on top
-chicken thigh is tastier and cheaper than breast and doesn’t go dry when you reheat it
-use pasta like shells, penne or spirals as they grab the pesto.

My veggie chicken nuggets up next!!