Pan-seared chicken & pasta

This simple and flavorful dinner recipe takes approximately 30 minutes to prepare with a yield of 4 servings.

Ingredients for the pasta:

  • 8 cups of water (1880 ml)  + 2 ½ teaspoons of salt
  • 300g of pasta
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) of white wine vinegar & water mixture (30 ml of vinegar and 30 ml of water)
  • 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
  • ⅔ cups of parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon of Cilantro 

Ingredients for the chicken:

  • 5 thinly sliced Chicken breast fillets
  • 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 5 teaspoons (25 ml) of cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon of salt 
  • ½ teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of Cilantro

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Wash the chicken fillets and pat them dry. Season them with salt, black pepper and cilantro and set aside.
  2. Pour the water into a pot and add the 2½ teaspoons of salt and heat on high to bring it to a boil.
  3. Add the pasta to the boiling water and mix it with a fork once softened to ensure that it does not stick. 
  4. While the pasta is cooking, heat the mixture of 2 tablespoons of butter and cooking oil on medium heat until the butter stops frothing.
  5. Add the chicken fillets to the oil and fry on both sides, approximately 5 minutes for each side.
  6. Remove the chicken fillets from the saucepan and set aside covered in aluminium foil
  7. Pour the white wine vinegar mix and unsalted butter into the same pan and let it simmer on low heat for 5 minutes.
  8. Add the cooked pasta, cheese and cilantro to the vinegar mix and let it simmer for 2 minutes.
  9. Once ready, serve the dish and enjoy!

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