What’s for dinner? Creamy smoked chicken and chive pasta

This is a very quick and easy midweek dinner, packed with flavour. Serve with a glass of Spier Seaward Chardonnay.

22 MARCH - WFD - Creamy smoked chicken and chive pasta

Serves 2

You’ll need: 15ml olive oil; a small bunch of spring onions, finely sliced (reserve some for serving); 1 garlic clove, finely chopped; 2 medium sized smoked chicken breasts, sliced; 250ml fresh cream; 10ml wholegrain mustard; salt & pepper, to taste; a generous handful French chive, chopped (reserve some for serving); about 200 g pasta of your choice, freshly boiled & drained.

How to: 

In a wide pan, heat the oil and fry the spring onions and garlic over medium heat until it is soft and fragrant.

Add the chicken and fry for a few minutes until lightly golden, then add the cream and mustard. Stir and bring to a simmer.

Cook for two minutes, then season with salt and pepper and stir in half the chives. Add the pasta and toss to coat, then remove from the heat at once.

Serve hot, scattered with more spring onions and chives.

About the wine: Spier Seaward Chardonnay
Aromas of ruby grapefruit, mango, citrus with undertones of raw almonds. The creamy palate offers a fresh citrus and nectarine with well-integrated vanilla on the finish. Enjoy with pork chops, roast chicken or creamy mushroom pasta.

*Recipe and image by Spier.