Creamy Chicken, Leek & Mushroom Pasta

creamy chicken and leek pastaSince it was my 2nd week on Slimming World I thought I would try something a bit different as I love chicken and leeks and all things creamy too. For the amount of pasta I used (as I was following the original plan so used this as a HEB but you could have more on Extra Easy) plus the chicken and leeks it looks like a big old plateful and it is. I found this really filling quite honestly but it tasted really lovely. Half the plateful for me next time I think :-)

It is a nice dish ready in about 30 minutes and really simple to make and the sauce comes from the Slimming World Little Book of Sauces which I purchased from group last week :-) which i thought I would use to combine into my own recipe.

3 1/2 Syns – Extra Easy & Original Plans – double ingredients if cooking for 2.

Creamy Chicken, Leek & Mushroom Pasta
 
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3½ Syns on Extra Easy & Original Plans
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: British
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 150g Chicken
  • Leeks chopped - as many as you like (I used lots)
  • 35g wholewheat pasta (dried weight - HEB on original plan)
  • For the Sauce:
  • 40g of mushrooms
  • Fry light
  • ¼ tbsp cornflour
  • 70ml skimmed milk
  • ¼ tbsp of Dijon mustard
  • 40g of fat free natural fromage frais
  • salt & pepper
  • ¼ tbsp fresh chives (diced - used more if you wish)
Instructions
  1. Spray a wok with fry light
  2. Slice the chicken into chunks and place in the wok
  3. Fry on medium heat until the chicken is cooked through (5-8 mins)
  4. Boil a pan of water
  5. Place the pasta into the water and boil as per packet instructions (12 mins)
  6. While pasta is boiling make the mushroom sauce by:
  7. Slice the mushrooms and cook with fry light for 5-6 minutes
  8. Stir the cornflour into 1 tbsp of milk to make a paste
  9. Pour the rest of the milk on the mushrooms and heat slowly
  10. Then stir the paste into the mushrooms and milk and add the mustard
  11. Bring to the boil while stirring for 1-2 minutes to ensure you get no lumps
  12. Sauce once thickened remove from heat & very gradually add the fromage frais
  13. Scatter the sauce with chopped chives, salt and pepper and stir
  14. Boil a pan of water
  15. Slice the leeks and place them into the boiling water for 6-8 mins
  16. Drain the leeks and add to the sauce
  17. Drain the pasta and add to the sauce
  18. Add the chicken to the sauce
  19. Mix together
  20. Re-heat gently if you need to (to ensure fromage frais does not curdle)
  21. Serve and enjoy
Notes
3½ Syns on Extra Easy & Original Plans

 


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Currently following Slimming World this blog is about my personal diet journey for long term changes and so i can look fabulous on my wedding day. You will find reviews of diet products, lots of tasty recipes and diet tips to help and inspire others on their diet journeys.

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