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Simple Chicken Tomato Spaghetti

On impulse, I decided to cook a simple dinner on a weekday. Without any inkling of what to cook yet, we took a stroll within the neighborhood supermarket. After a good 15 minutes or so, inspiration came knocking. Okay!

Let's cook a simple chicken tomato spaghetti dish!


What I Bought?

A packet of spaghetti, 200g chicken fillet, 2 tomatoes, 1 stalk of celery, 2 red onions, 1 clove of garlic, and 1 can of Prego Tomato, Basil & Garlic spaghetti sauce.

How I Cook?
  • Onions and garlic were coarsely chopped.
  • Tomatoes were cut into bite-sized pieces.
  • Celery was shredded.
  • Chicken fillet was minced and marinated with light soy sauce and black pepper.
Preparing the Spaghetti

A whole packet of spaghetti would be too much for 2 persons. So, I roughly measured 4 handfuls of spaghetti and cooked them in boiling water with a little bit of salt. When the spaghetti was cooked, I drained and tossed them with a little bit of olive oil.

On a side note, h
ere's an online guide on how to cook pasta properly.

Preparing the Sauce

First of all, I stir-fried chopped garlic till fragrant in a skillet. I took extra care not to burn the garlic because I really disliked the taste of burnt garlic in my food. :D

Then, I added chopped onions and stir-fried the mixture till fragrant too. This took less than 2 minutes because the skillet was hot enough.

After that, I added minced chicken.

I continued to stir-fry till chicken turned white. This took about 5-8 minutes.

Then, I added Prego sauce and half a can of water and let the sauce simmered for about 10 minutes. Then, I added celery and tomatoes.

After another 10 minutes or so, I turned off the heat and added a little bit of salt to taste. Finally, I garnished the sauce with some celery leaves that I've put aside earlier on.

Tada! Dinner time!

I realized that tomatoes released much water when they were cooked. So, I guessed I should have reduce the amount of tomatoes next time to achieve a thicker consistency for the sauce.

6 comments

  1. To thicken the sauce, use less water, add tomato sauce then add sugar to counter the sourness

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  2. I see, thanks for the tips Fiona! :D

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  3. Whee! Nice one! I get so much joy from cooking at home too! Hope someone else did the washing up?! :-)

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  4. Hehe Min, yeah, the joy from cooking at home is indeed therapeutic. :D

    I did the washing up because he can do the room vacuuming part. :P

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  5. u shud try making ur own sauce joyce it is very easy. since i start knowing how to do it i have stop buying the pre made 1.

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