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Thyme chicken over pasta rice

By Faeza
06 January 2017

thyme-chicken

Ingredients: 

¦ 45ml (3 tablespoons)

sunflower oil

¦ 1 onion, finely

chopped

¦ 1 clove garlic,

chopped

¦ 1 can (410g) chopped

tomatoes

¦ 500ml (2 cups)

boneless chicken breast,

cooked and cubed

¦ 65ml (¼ cup)

chopped fresh thyme

¦ 3ml (½ teaspoon) salt

¦ 5ml (1 teaspoon) hot

chilli sauce

PASTA RICE:

¦ 250ml (1 cup) pasta

rice (orzo)

¦ 15ml (1 tablespoon)

fresh oregano

¦ 15ml (1 tablespoon)

tarragon

¦ 15ml (1 tablespoon)

lemon juice

¦ salt and freshly

ground black pepper

¦ 65ml (¼ cup)

parmesan cheese

Instructions: 

In a large saucepan, heat

oil over medium-high

heat.

Sauté the onions and

garlic. Stir in tomatoes,

chicken, thyme, salt and

hot chilli sauce. Reduce

heat to medium; cover

saucepan.

Simmer for about 5

minutes, stirring until

tomatoes are soft.

Toss together with

pasta rice and sprinkle

with parmesan cheese.

For the pasta rice; cook

in a large pot of boiling

salted water for 10 to

12 minutes.

Drain the pasta rice

and transfer to a bowl,

add oregano, tarragon

and lemon juice.

Season to taste with

salt and freshly ground

black pepper.

Move tip:

Orzo is pasta shaped like rice,

and available from most

supermarkets. Ask the

shop assistant for help

if you don't know where

to find it.