I was invited to attend a function by Astral Foods at Jenny Morris’s The Cooks Playground. Astral Foods have under their umbrella Goldi Chicken, Festive, Early Bird Farm, County Fair as well as several other chicken, and chicken feed brands. The day started with a tour of the abattoir facilities, which I did not attend due to work commitments. This was followed by an interactive session where we got to cook various dishes, and then eat them. I teamed up with Hila from Add to Taste, and we created a harissa chicken dish that is so easy to make, and tastes fantastic. As this was done with no hassles and really quickly, we moved on to completing two rice dishes to accompany the other dishes being cooked.
At the end of our wonderful afternoon, we were sent home with a cooler bag full of chicken. I got home and portioned 8 meals for us, as well as giving some of the chicken to my domestic goddess for her family to enjoy as I believe in ‘paying it forward’. Using the chicken I received, I created a pasta dish for Dave and I for a weekend supper.
Have you ever been to an abattoir?
- 5mls olive oil
- 10g butter
- 2 boned, skinless chicken breasts
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
- 1 shallot, sliced
- 1 garlic clove, chopped
- 2 courgettes, sliced
- 10mls capers, drained and chopped
- 15mls white wine
- 15mls crème fraîche
- Parmesan cheese for garnishing
- While your pasta water is coming to the boil, heat the oil and the butter in a large frying pan
- Season the chicken and brown
- Once sealed, remove and set aside
- Add the shallot and the garlic and sauté until soft
- Add the courgettes, the capers and the wine
- Add the chicken
- Once the chicken is cooked, add the crème fraîche
- Mix in the cooked pasta and serve garnished with some grated Parmesan cheese
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I am submitting this recipe to Presto Pasta Nights, which is being hosted this week by Ruth, the founder of this group.
Disclosure: I was given the chicken as a thank you for attending the function. I was not asked to provide a blog post in exchange for my attendance. This post is in line with my blogging policy.
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