One of Those Days

10 Oct

Apparently busy cooks with children rely on recipes like this when they’re tired and on edge. I also rely on recipes like this when I’m tired and on edge (minus the kid part).

Creamy Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken and Peas

(adapted from Melissa Clark‘s recipe, adapted from Jamie Oliver‘s recipe)

  • Kosher salt
  • 1/2 pound angel hair pasta
  • 2/3 cup cream
  • 1 shallot, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 2/3 cups frozen peas, thawed
  • 1-2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan or pecorino Romano cheese, more for garnish
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Freshly cracked black pepper

Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until aldente.

Simmer cream, shallot, basil, and lemon zest in a saucepan over medium heat until slightly reduced and fragrant, about 3 minutes. Stir in peas and chicken breast. Simmer 2 minutes. Stir in the pasta, cheese, and nutmeg and toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish with more cheese.

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