Quick Dinners are top priority here at ThermoFun so when Mad Monday rolls around you can be sure of a quick dinner idea! This Thermomix Chicken & Spinach Penne with Rosa Sauce tops the list!
It has beautiful rich flavours from the ThermoFun Passata (when making this you will have enough for two recipes – so either make an extra batch of this to freeze or try one of the other amazing passata recipes I have).
Below is a very special review of this recipe from the son of one of my ThermoFun members. Thank you Riley! 🙂
Delainie, one of my lovely ThermFun members shared her story with us the other day in our closed fb group – we were all very moved.
“My little boy was diagnosed at 10 weeks old with fibrosarcoma in his tongue and floor of his mouth. He had a tough battle for the first year of his life, chemo failed and he had to have his tongue removed. He is now 9½ years old and last year he had his 22nd operation. He is a real trooper and hasn’t let anything slow him down. We were told he would never talk or eat orally….. they were wrong. Riley is also head chef in this house. He spends weekends cooking. He loves anything with really big aromas, as he has no taste buds, so it’s got to smell good!
His latest favourite dessert is the ThermoFun Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake. No visitor can come for dinner or lunch on the weekend without him wanting to make one for them!”
Review of Chicken & Spinach Penne with Rosa Sauce
by Riley Foster aged 9
“This was the easiest dinner mum has let me make on my own, well aside from the shopping and cutting the chicken up.
First I got everything out of the cupboard and fridge. Mum says being organised first means faster cooking and less mess.
Then it was really easy to follow the steps. Making the penne in the Thermoserver is the easiest, just got to be careful with the hot water.
Then onto the sauce. Mum didn’t have any Thermofun passata made up, so we used jar stuff.
Then the chicken in the basket. This made it easy for me to stir when it was cooked. Then the cream and my favourite, Chilli flakes. I wish I could put Chilli in everything. Lucky everyone in our house loves spinach too.
Then everything was ready. So mum tipped the hot pasta into a big dish and I put the sauce on top.
Everybody loved it. Dad and I put extra Chilli flakes on top of ours. My sisters said the cream and sun-dried tomatoes were their favourite part. Mums favourite bit was me cooking. That was my favourite bit too.
Hope you like the photo mum took of me cooking. I was in my pyjamas but I don’t care cause I was too busy cooking”.
Posting pic of Riley with Delainie’s permission.
Thank you so much Riley – I think you are absolutely awesome! 🙂
- 300g penne pasta
- 50g parmesan cheese, cubed
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled
- 500g chicken thighs cut into large slices
- 300g ThermoFun passata
- 100g cream
- 100g sun dried tomatoes, sliced
- ⅓ tsp dried chilli flakes
- 60-100g baby spinach
- Click Here for directions to cook pasta in your ThermoServer. While pasta is cooking, continue to cook chicken.
- Place cheese in TM bowl and grate 10 sec / speed 9. Set aside.
- Place garlic in TM bowl and chop 3 sec / speed 8.
- Add passata and insert simmering basket in TM bowl and place chicken in basket and cook 12 mins /Varoma/ speed 1.
- With aid of spatula loosen up the chicken pieces and carefully tip them in TM bowl with sauce. Add cream, sun dried tomatoes and chilli flakes and cook 4 mins / 100°C / speed 1 / Reverse.
- Add spinach and stir through with aid of spatula.
- To serve, pour sauce over pasta and sprinkle with cheese.
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