Rocket, Chicken,Tomato Pasta

21 Oct

I love rocket and I love cooking with it like a herb. The leafy greens have a wonderful spicy pungency that lifts so many dishes out of the ordinary. This is an ordinary pasta dish, with a chicken & tomato sauce, given a rocket booster. It is fresh and vibrant and really delicious.

Prep & cooking time 10-12 minutes

* 1 chicken breast, thinly sliced
* 4 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
* 250g tomatoes, peeled, de-seeded and chopped or passata
* pinch salt
* pinch cracked black pepper
* handful of rocket leaves, torn

Heat a large frying pan and add a generous glug of olive oil. When it is hot add the garlic and sizzle for a few seconds then add the chicken, salt & pepper and fry quickly until sealed. Add the tomatoes and simmer for 5 minutes, add the torn rocket and stir as soon as the rocket wilts serve on a bed of chunky, freshly cooked pasta.

Variation
It works equally well without the chicken.

This recipe was originally posted on www.masdudiable.comon 21/10/2008.

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