Tender chicken smoked bacon, tomatoes, and peas with pasta in a super creamy sauce.
This was a change to the planned midweek dinner as we have spent a lot of time sorting out the house ready for moving in April and so kept this recipe pretty simple.
In fact, it was that simple you could call it a cupboard dinner, the sort that you need for the end of the month when you’re waiting to get paid or even the days when you realise you have not had the time to carry out your weekly shop.
And this is where I started; this week’s shop was based on items that were already in the cupboards, refrigerator, and freezer.
I feel I am quite meticulous when it comes to my weekly food shop and have an agenda that I like to stick too. One is a recipe for Looks Good Lets Eat and the rest based on how we as a family are feeling. I try to keep as much fruit and vegetables involved into our menus and seasonal where possible. Keeping seasonal can be quite easy to stray from as most supermarkets stock all fruits and vegetables throughout the year.
This recipe has combined some of the weekly staples such as pasta and chicken with some favourites in the form of smoked bacon and peas; what could go wrong. Nothing to be precise and I actually made more than required because my wife and I had it for our lunch the following day.
The kids absolutely devoured this dinner and asked for more but then I would have no lunch, I know I am selfish but it was that delicious, and they would not squeeze in the chocolate eclairs I had bought for the family on the way home from work that day so I was still in the good books.
As a simple dinner, this recipe packs loads of flavour from the garlic, spicentice Italian seasoning, and smoked paprika. The textures coming from the tender chicken, bacon, al-dente pasta and peas are then enveloped in this super cream sauce finished with parmesan makes this the ultimate easy midweek dinner.