lemon, pesto chicken fettuchini

Zest of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium brown onion
500 grams chicken thigh fillets
3 tablespoons pesto
300 grams uncooked pasta
60 grams shaved parmesan

Find my Pesto recipe here:https://eloiseemmett.wordpress.com/2013/02/11/pesto/

Find my pasta recipe here:https://eloiseemmett.wordpress.com/2013/12/24/squid-sauteed-in-lemon-garlic-butter-and-tarragon-with-spaghetti/

Get your pot on of water boiling for the pasta, as its best to cook the pasta as close to the chicken being ready so you can toss the hot pasta through.

Heat the oil in a heavy based pan and sauté the finely sliced onion and the zest from the lemon, add the chicken sliced into ½ cm strips and brown them all over, when they are almost cooked toss through the pesto. Cook the pasta following the directions on the packet or your fresh pasta in salted boiling water for about 3 minutes

When the chicken is cooked toss through the hot cooked pasta and serve immediately topped with parmesan.

I served it with a crunchy beetroot salad from the a recipe from the thermomix recipe community that I love and make all the time using whatever I have!. It’s just:
1 large beetroot
1 carrot
1 apple
1 clove garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 table spoons fresh coriander

Peel the garlic chop speed 5/ 5 seconds add everything else peeled in large pieces and chop speed4/ about 6 seconds







Meat sauce
600 grams mince
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 onions
4 cloves garlic
add grated carrot, zucchini, broccoli and spinach if you wish
800 grams tomato
1 tablespoon basil
1 tablespoon oregano

3 eggs

Cheese sauce
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons plain flour
500 ml milk
100 gams cheddar
50 grams parmesan
salt and pepper




To make pasta: put the flour in the food processor, while blending adds oil and then eggs to form firm dough. If the mix is wet knead more flour in on a floured bench. Then roll the pasta through the pasta machine up to number 6.

To make the meat sauce, dice the onion and crush the garlic and sauté in a heavy base pan with the mince. When the mince in brown add the tomatoes, basil and oregano and simmer for 20 minutes.

To make the cheese sauce: melt the butter in a heavy based pot and add the flour and cook, add the milk and stir until thick and cooked and add the cheese and season with salt and pepper.

Layer the meat and pasta sheets in a baking tray and top with the cheese sauce and bake for 30 minutes until the top is golden brown and cooked through.

or cook the pasta sheets in boiling water for one minute and cool and layer the meat, cooked pasta and sauce in a slow cooker dish and cook on high for 4 hours