Double chicken macaroni is a quick and easy fix meal on a busy day. This dish is an excellent option for lunch box, potluck or for picnics. I have avoided adding cheese to this recipe it can be added or left out. In my opinion tastes good without cheese.
FYI, I dont have to pack lunch or go on picnics when I like to fix such meals is after a long grocery shopping day or when I'm very busy on deep cleaning my house. Such recipes are handy, saves a lot of effort and time. Since macaroni is whole wheat I am happy my diabetic parents can also enjoy this meal without guilt.
200 Grams Macaroni(Elbow Pasta)
200 Grams Chicken Breast ( Chop into tiny pieces)
100 Grams Chicken Sausages (Chop into coins)
1/2 Onion (Roughly Chopped)
1/2 Tomato (Roughly Chopped)
3 Green Chilies (Finely Chopped)
1/4 Cup Frozen Peas
1/2 Cup Capsicum (Chop into tiny bite size cubes)
2 Tbsp Regular Tomato Soup
1/2 Tbsp Paprika Powder
1/2 Tbsp Chilly Powder
1/2 Tbsp Coriander Powder
1 Tbsp Garam Masala
1 Tbsp Italian Seasoning
1 Tbsp Ginger and Garlic Paste
1 Tbsp Salt
2 Tbsp Oil + 2 Tsp Oil
Salt as per taste
Chopped coriander, lime juice and grated cheddar cheese for garnish...
Please follow package directions to cook your pasta. I used bambino whole wheat pasta and cooked it in a jiffy.
Boil 3 cups water in a heavy bottom pot on medium flame.
Add 1 tbsp salt and 1 tbsp oil, add pasta and bring to rapid boil.
Cook pasta for 3 minutes drain excess water using a colander.
Wash the pasta in cold water thrice add 2 tsp oil mix well and reserve.
Wash the chicken breast twice pat dry using a paper towel.
Cut excess fat in the chicken and discard. Chop the chicken into bite size cubes. Chop the sausages into bite size coins.
How we prepare ginger and garlic paste recipe video...
Heat a pan with 2 tbsp oil on medium flame. Add the ginger and garlic paste fry for 30 to 40 seconds or until the raw flavor reduces.
Add onions, tomato and chillies and fry until onion turns transparent the juice from the tomato will soften the onions.
Once onion softens add chilly powder, tomato soup powder, coriander powder, garam masala, paprika and chilly powder fry until raw flavor reduces.
Add the chicken and sausages along with peas and capsicum fry until chicken starts to release moisture place on low flame allow to cook. Do not add salt allow the chicken to cook and all ingredients to wilt a bit before adding salt as per taste.
If the chicken meat is lean there wont be much moisture add 1/4 cup water to cook all the ingredients. Once all the ingredients have cook and the chicken is fork tender add salt as per taste stir and place on high flame allow excess moisture to evaporate.
Add macaroni and mix well in the masala check for salt add if needed. Add Italian seasoning and mix well allow the macaroni to cook on low flame for 5 minutes. Garnish with coriander and lime juice mix well and serve hot...Enjoy!