Saturday, July 12, 2014

Spaghetti with Baby Spinach

My duo love spaghetti, noodles, vermicelli... Anything that is stringy and chewy. So again I'm cooking spaghetti for lunch today and I loaded it with baby spinach, the one leafy veggie that is perfect for little ones, and top it with some Teriyaki chicken strips. Simple and delicious lunch, ready in no time.

My little ones had 2 plateful each and their plates were all cleaned. They don't usually like leafy veggie due to the fiber, but this baby spinach was well accepted as it is easy to chew and blends well with the pasta.

So, if you have picky little one who does not like their greens, do give this a try. ;)

Preparation Time: 8 min
Cooking Time: 15 min
Serving for: 3-4 pax

1/2 packets of spaghetti 
200gm chicken breast, cut into short strips
12 stalks of baby spinach, cut into chunks about 5cm long
1/2 medium carrot, thinly sliced
 2 clove of garlic, sliced
3 eggs, beaten and add a teaspoon of soy sauce & pepper
1 table spoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon of of salt

Chicken Marinate:
1 tablespoon of teriyaki sauce
1 teaspoon of salt
A few drops of sesame oil 
A dash of pepper

The Making:
1. Boil a pot of water, cook the spaghetti according to the time suggested on the packaging (about 12 minutes). Blanch and set aside, add few drops of olive oil to avoid the spaghetti from sticking together.

2. While the spaghetti is cooking, season the chicken breast. Heat a table spoon of olive oil, pan fry the egg liquid to make a large Omelette. Using the spatula, roughly cut the omelette and set aside. 

3. Heat up a tablespoon of olive oil, toss the chicken strips into the pan and pan fry each side for about 2 minutes until the meat is cooked. Set aside.

4. In the same pan, heat up 2 table spoons of olive oil, toss in the garlic and saute till golden brown. Add the carrot slices, stir fry for about 2 minutes then add the spaghetti and spinach. 

5. Add about a cup of water, a teaspoon of salt and a tablespoon of soy sauce into the pan, stir to mix well then close the lid and let it simmers for approximate 5 minutes. 

6. Toss the Omelete into the spaghetti and mix well. Let it cook for another 1-2 minutes, then turn off the heat and your spaghetti is ready to serve. Just don't forget to top the teriyaki chicken strips on top before serving. ;)

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