A good friend who visited the beautiful island of Chios, Greece, brought me this original type of pasta: chocolate and tangerine caserecce!

The taste was subtle, but it was possible to make out and the quantities of chocolate and tangerine were just right – neither too much, nor too little. Their was a recipe on the package using cream, but I thought that doing it the Chinese way would suit it more. Linseeds and sesame added their touch and a glorious lazy pasta recipe was ready.

Laziness Factor: 2

[where 0 is casting a supermarket receipt as a vote and 4 is planning a country’s future]

 

Ingredients for 4-5 servings:

– 500g casarecce with chocolate & tangerine flavour

(or even simple casarecce)

– 200g chicken breast

– 150ml white wine

– 30-50g soy sauce

– 150ml milk

– 1 tspn sesame seeds

– 1 tspn linseeds

– salt and pepper

 

 

1.

Slice the chicken breasts in long slices and put the in a pan with some olive oil over high heat.

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2.

Turn the chicken pieces over when they turn white on one side.

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3.

When the chicken seems white on the outside, add the wine.
Especially if your casarecce is not flavored, you can add some orange or tangerine juice.

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4.

This is the moment when you start cooking the casarecce according to the instructions.

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5.

Only after the wine has evaporated completely, throw in the linseeds and the sesame seeds.

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6.

Also pour the soy sauce and stir.

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7.

Add the milk, which is going to mix with the soy sauce and the get absorbed by the chicken.

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8.

Drain the casarecce, add to the chicken and serve. Just de-pasta-licious! Bon appetit!

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Here is a video version of this recipe:

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