When I was asked if I would like to take part in the #MeddySteadyCook challenge I almost deleted the emailed. I am by no means a cook, if truth be known I am pretty useless in the kitchen, even the smoke alarm cheers me on most days.
But I am never one to shy away from a challenge and so here it is my very own Mediterranean Chicken Pasta.
The kids are used to being served up fish fingers, chips and beans or pizza so you can imagine their faces when I laid the table this evening. The colours and smells were just as amazing as the actual meal.
I am pretty pleased with myself that I have entered the #MeddySteadyCook challenge and it has given me more confidence in the kitchen for sure.
The prize is a two-night mini cruise for two courtesy of P&O Ferries, and all that you have to do to be in with a chance of winning this trip is to show off your culinary skills and to create a Mediterranean themed recipe using 3 or more of the following ingredients:
· Mozzarella/feta cheese
· Olive oil
I used chicken, olive oil, olives, garlic, pasta, basil, peppers, feta cheese, lemon, tomatoes and onion – I was able to use 11 of the suggested ingredients.
My Mediterranean Chicken Pasta In Minutes
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 chicken breasts, boneless and skinned
- 2 tablespoons garlic
- pasta – enough for 2
- fresh basil
- 1/2 cup of olives
- Feta cheese crumbled – I used half a medium-sized block
- 1/4 cup of cream
- Salt and pepper to season
- 2 x Courgettes
- 1/2 red onion
- Red and yellow pepper
- Jar of sun-dried tomatoes
- Lemon to squeeze a little juice from
How To Make My Mediterranean Chicken Pasta
- Boil water ready for the pasta
- Heat oil in a wok/dfrying pan and brown off your chicken strips
- Add the sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, courgettes, red onion and peppers and fry for 3 minutes
- Add the pasta to the boiling water
- Add the basil, olives, feta cheese, and saute for a further 2 minutes
- Stir in the cream
- Leave the chicken pasta to cook on a low heat for a further 2 minutes
- Drain the pasta and serve the chicken pasta adding salt and pepper to season
I think you will admit my entry is am amazing one, I think it is, it’s far from the burned pizza normally make.
What do you think of my #MeddySteadyCook entry?
Will you be trying out a taste of the Mediterranean?