Thursday, April 1, 2010

Creamy Chicken & Sweet Corn Pasta

Some of you wrote if I could post some recipes which are good for those who are "having a bun in the oven".

Ehm ehm~
I think I am not much of an expert on that. I didn't even know that I was not supposed to eat bitter melon, watermelon, papaya, banana, snake, crab, eel, lamb, and the rest of the 10000000001 things I should not eat according to various beliefs and tradition. Oppps.

Did "being delicate" change my eating habit?
Am I one of those super lucky ones who don't feel a thing throughout "the journey"?

I wish :D

These last few months, my old food-loving-eat-all-I-can self has been replaced my this new picky-hate-everything-love-nothing bitch.

To illustrate....

Old self - word association:
Mushrooms - Yum!
Foie Gras - OMG! Yum!
Sushi - Gimme more!
Fried chicken - Where?

New self - word association:
Mushrooms - Yuck!
Foie Gras - OMG! Yuck!
Sushi - Yuck! Yuck!
Fried Chicken - Yuck? Yuck. Yuck!

I literally hated everything. Including but not limited to things I usually adore. I hate everything from my favorite aromatics such as garlic, onion, scallion, etc, so say goodbye to cooking. I also hate my favorite food such as mushrooms; rich flavored, spicy food; chocolate cake; etc.
Hate. Them. All.

So, no cooking, no dining out, no nothing.
Those were the days when I no longer live to eat.
I just eat to live...or puke (Oppps. Sorry).

When I finally got a wee bit better, I tried cooking something simple & easy. Something that doesn't make me gag when I think of it....I decided to make...

Creamy Chicken & Sweet Corn Pasta

Normally, I'd totally use garlic, onion and cheese...but not this time.

(serves two)
- your choice of pasta (fusili is my favorite)
- 1 can of sweet corn kernels, drain the water
- 0.5 lb skinless, boneless chicken breast meat
- a bit of cream (depends how rich you want it to be)
- freshly chopped parsley
- olive oil, salt, pepper, a bit of corn starch

While preparing the sauce, cook pasta according to the direction on the packet. If you are not a multitasker, prepare the sauce first to avoid overcooking the pasta.

Cut chicken breast into bite sized chunks, season with salt and pepper, dust lightly with a bit of corn starch, mix well. Heat up a frying pan, add a bit of olive oil, add chicken pieces, let cook on one side until you get a bit of brownage, flip and cook thoroughly. Add corn kernels, heat thoroughly, add a few dashes of cream and season with salt and pepper.

Once pasta is done, pour pasta over sauce in the pan, mix well, add a bit of liquid used to cook the pasta if necessary. Check if you need to adjust the seasoning. Add freshly chopped parsley and serve.

Finally! The word "yum" came back in my vocabulary.


Pei-Lin said...

Rita!! You're back! I heard from Zen you're back! =)

The pasta looks good. Simple and yet flavorful! Glad that you feel better! Glad that you're finally back with a "kitchen mode!"


Ayu said...

Hi Rita,
Glad you're back!!
Congrats on the baby too ^^..
What a good news


Jason said...

oh you are back!!! I am planning to do a review on something just for you! for your return!!! :) ...

Anonymous said...

OOhh congrats on the 'hot cross bun'! and oh noes at saying yuck to sushi and fried chicken :(

Benji said...

oh sweetie! that sounds like hard work carrying a baby in u! hope u feel better soon and be able to stomach more food!

ps- love the pasta. Love anything corn!

daphne said...

oops. haha, that was me daphne btw.. =)

Mrs Ergül said...

I'm glad you are feeling better, appetite-wise now!

tigerfish said...

Oops, don't starve ok, sweetie?

Do you like sour things more than ever? ;p