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The Best Rigatoni Ever! | Easy Chicken Rigatoni Alfredo Recipe

Serve your friends with this delicious and easy chicken rigatoni alfredo recipe for a weekend dinner! It’s a combination of seasoned chicken, rigatoni and creamy sauce. Make it a lot creamier and cheesier with the mix of parmesan, mozzarella and Monterey Jack cheese.

Ingredients:

• 1 tbsp olive oil
• 2 large chicken breasts (boneless, skinless and cubed)
• 2 tbsp poultry seasoning
• 2 tbsp butter
• 1.5 cups mushrooms (diced)
• 1 tbsp minced garlic
• 12 oz broccoli florets
• salt to taste
• 1 cup chicken broth
• 2 cups heavy whipping cream
• 8 oz softened cream cheese
• 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
• 1 tbsp onion powder
• 1 tsp garlic powder
• 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning
• 1 tsp cracked black pepper
• 1.5 cups Parmesan cheese (shredded)
• 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese (shredded)
• 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese (shredded)

Pasta:

• 3 cups chicken broth
• 2 cups Rigatoni pasta

Instructions:

Season cubed chicken breasts with 2 tbsp poultry seasoning.
Set aside.

Set a pot over medium-high heat.
Pour three cups of chicken broth.
Bring to a boil.
Once it boils, add rigatoni pasta.
Once pasta is ready, remove the pot from the heat and drain the water.
Set aside pasta.

Preheat oven to 375 F.

Set an oven-proof frying pan over medium-high heat.
Add 1 tbsp olive oil and heat it.
Add the seasoned chicken breast cubes.
Stir and cook until chicken has cooked.
Once done, remove the chicken cubes from the pan and set aside.

In the same pan, add 2 tbsp butter.
Melt the butter.
Add diced mushrooms and saute until tender.
Add minced garlic and saute for 30 seconds.
Reduce to medium heat.
Add broccoli florets.
Season with salt to taste.
Let it cook for a minute.
Pour a cup of chicken broth into the pan.
Stir and cook for 4-5 minutes or until liquid reduces.
Add heavy whipping cream and softened cream cheese.
Season with Italian seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, Cajun seasoning and cracked black pepper.
Stir to combine and let it simmer.
Once simmers, add shredded Parmesan cheese and Monterey Jack cheese.
Stir until cheese melts.
Once cheese has completely melted, add back the cooked chicken cubes into the pan.
Mix well to combine.
Add the cooked Rigatoni pasta into the pan.
Mix well until pasta is coated with the sauce.
Switch off the heat.
Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese on top.
Place the oven-proof skillet inside the preheated oven.
Let it bake for 10-15 minutes.
Once done, remove from the oven.
Serve and enjoy!

The Best Rigatoni Ever - Easy Chicken Rigatoni Alfredo Recipe
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86BXvy1UGQ8

Oil Free Creamy Carbonara (Low Fat Recipe)

A creamy carbonara is an Italian pasta dish that’s easy to prepare. The classic carbonara is made with linguine, grated parmesan cheese and a creamy white sauce. It is flavored with black pepper, chopped parsley and delicious bacon bits. In this recipe, carbonara is prepared oil-free mixed with healthy ingredients. This healthy version of carbonara has pan-fried mushroom pieces for its toppings. The sauce is a delicious mixture of oat milk and cashews.

Ingredients:

• 300 grams linguine pasta
• 2 king oyster mushrooms

White Sauce:

• 50 grams cashew nuts (soaked, drained and rinsed)
• 250 ml oat milk
• fresh juice of 1/4 lemon
• 1/2 tsp salt
• 1/2 tsp garlic powder

Marinade:

• 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
• 1 tsp garlic powder
• 2 tsp maple syrup
• 2 tsp smoked paprika
• 3 tbsp tomato puree
• salt to taste
• 4 tbsp tamari

Instructions:

Set a large pot of boiling water.
Sprinkle a generous amount of sea salt into the pot of boiling water.
Add 300 grams of linguine.
Once pasta is al dente, remove it from the heat.
Save a cup of pasta water and set aside.
Drain the rest of the water.
Set aside linguine.

Prepare the marinade.
In a small bowl, add 4 tbsp tamari and 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar.
Add 2 tsp maple syrup, 3 tbsp tomato puree, 2 tsp smoked paprika and 1 tsp garlic powder.
Sprinkle a small pinch of salt.
Mix well to combine.
Set aside.

Slice the mushrooms equally.
Set a non-stick frying pan over high heat.
Place the mushroom slices on the pan on a single layer.
Put some weight on it (a clean pan) to brown and squeeze out moisture.
Flip on the other side and do the same until browned.
Once done, transfer the mushrooms to the marinade bowl.
Mix to coat the mushrooms well.
Place them back to the pan over medium heat.
Fry for 1-2 minutes.
Once done, transfer to a plate and let it cool.
Slice into smaller pieces.
Set aside.

Meanwhile, prepare the white sauce.
In a blender, add 50 grams of cashew nuts.
Pour 250 ml of milk.
Squeeze fresh juice of 1/4 lemon.
Season with 1/2 tsp each of salt and garlic powder.
Blend until 1-2 minutes or until smooth.
Once done, set aside.

Assembly:

Set a non-stick frying pan over medium heat and heat it.
Once heated, drizzle some of the white sauce into the pan.
Add the cooked linguine.
Add some of the pasta water saved earlier.
Pour the rest of the white sauce to the pan.
Stir to combine.
Once white sauce thickens, remove from the heat.
Transfer to a plate.
Sprinkle the mushroom slices on top.
Serve and enjoy!

Oil Free Creamy Carbonara (Low Fat Recipe)
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZq0uNcS4fE

Creamy Garlic Mushroom Sauce Recipe

This delicious and creamy garlic mushroom sauce is a perfect combination to your favorite fried chicken, grilled pork or roasted veggies! It’s quick and easy to prepare and only takes less than 20 minutes. The recipe is a tasty combination of thinly sliced mushrooms, cream and some herbs and spices.

Ingredients:

• 1 red onion (diced)
• 4 cloves garlic (sliced thinly)
• 300 grams Swiss brown mushrooms (sliced thinly)
• 2 tbsp curly parsley (finely chopped)
• 1 tsp thyme (finely chopped)
• 2 tbsp unsalted butter
• 1 tbsp olive oil
• salt to taste
• black pepper to taste
• 2 tbsp white wine
• 400 ml full-fat cream

Instructions:

Set a frying pan over high heat.
Add 2 tbsp of butter and 1 tbsp of olive oil.
Let the butter melt.
Once it melts, add finely sliced garlic cloves and diced red onion.
Stir and saute for 30 seconds.
Add sliced mushrooms.
Stir and cook for 5-7 minutes until soft.
Season with salt to taste and stir.
Add 2 tbsp of white wine.
Let it cook for a minute or until white wine reduces.
Add chopped parsley.
Stir to combine.
Add full-fat cream into the pan.
Stir to combine.
Bring to a boil.
Once it boils, reduce to medium heat.
Let it simmer for 15 minutes or until sauce thickens.
Switch off the heat.
Season with salt and black pepper to taste while it is still hot.
Stir to combine.
Transfer to a bowl.
Enjoy with your favorite main dish.

Tips and ideas:

This sauce is a perfect pair to a fried chicken, grilled pork or beef and steak.

You can also drizzle the sauce over mixed steamed vegetables.

You can serve it as it is with rice for lunch or dinner.

Creamy Garlic Mushroom Sauce Recipe
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=parxjvYexCM