Chicken Pasta in White Sauce

A little story to start… while I was packing Rasha’s lunch box and Azza was sipping her cup of milk before going to school, we stuck a conversation:Me: Athante teacher Englishila paraya? (Does your teacher speak in English?)
Azza: Alla… (No…)
Me: Pinne Hindiya samsarikka? (Does she speak Hindi?)
*BTW, my kids learned Hindi only by watching cartoons… at least one advantage of watching them! Hehe…*
Azza: *Shakes her head to imply no*
Me: Pinne entha paraya? (Then what she speaks?)
Azza: Ummi chamcharikkuna pole… (Like how ummi speaks…)It didn’t run through my head initially, then I realized that she was indicating that her teacher communicates to her in Malayalam. Since she didn’t know how to say the so-called-complicated name of our language, she gave me this response! I am awestruck at how they frame their responses… kids these days! πŸ™‚

 

Whenever I am not in a mood to cook, I always go for pasta as it is one of the easiest things to make, yet it tastes delicious. One thing I love about pasta is that it is an any time meal – you can serve it as breakfast, lunch or dinner, or even as a quick snack. This is just another way of enjoying pasta with white sauce, also known as bechamel sauce, adding chicken and vegetables to make it a complete meal. You can make it with just chicken or only vegetables as well. Sharing the way I make it…

 

Looking for more pasta/ macaroni ideas? Then here are some that I have shared before:Sausage Pasta with Bechamel Sauce
Vegetable Macaroni Biriyani
Tuna Pasta Bake
Chicken Tandoori Macaroni
Keema Macaroni

 

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Chicken Pasta in White Sauce

Course Main
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Author Rafeeda

Ingredients

  • 400 gm macaroni
  • 350 gm boneless chicken
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 blob butter
  • 4 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 400 ml milk
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 1/2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp pepper powder
  • 2 chicken stock cubes
  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables

Instructions

  • Cook the macaroni/ pasta till el dente. Drain and set aside.
  • Cut the chicken into small pieces. Add in Β salt, pepper and garlic and cook in the pressure cooker for one whistle.
  • Once the pressure is gone, drain the chicken off its stock and set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, heat the butter. Add the all purpose flour and saute just for a minute. Ensure that this is done on low flame so that the flour doesn't burn.
  • Immediately add in the milk and the reserved chicken stock and continuously stir to ensure no lumps are formed. Keep stirring till the mixture starts thickening.
  • Add in the oregano, thyme, paprika, pepper powder and stock cubes and continue to stir till the mixture thickens.
  • Add in the chicken and the vegetables and cook for 4-5 minutes on low flame. Adjust the salt.
  • Finally add the cooked macaroni, give it a nice mix and cook on low flame for around 5 minutes. Switch off and serve warm...

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  1. so tempting raffy! and d cutest kid convooo

    1. Thank you so much Haffa…

  2. Yummy pasta looks yummy….

    1. Thank you so much Jaspinder…

  3. My daughter loves pasta and she is asking me to make it now. going to try your recipe.

    1. Thank you so much Lisha…

  4. Kids say the sweetest and smartest things!! Pasta in white sauce are our favorite too πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Pankthi… πŸ™‚

  5. My son's favourite. Looks very creamy and delicious.

    1. Thank you so much Poornima…

  6. So tempting Pasta preparation meat and veggie combo a wholesome breakfast. Nice recipe rafee.

    1. Thank you so much Eliza…

  7. Am ready to finish that whole platter rite now,my favourite..

    1. Thank you so much Priya…

  8. Aww sweet lil Azza..I wonder whether my lil one know the name of our mathrubasha !! Pasta in white sauce cant go wrong alle..chicken um koodi undengil pine kushaal ayi πŸ™‚

    1. Haha don't worry Vinee… he will learn it slowly… thanks a lot dear! πŸ™‚

  9. my kids favorite , its in their lunch box today.

    1. Thank you so much Linsy…

  10. Looks creamy and delicious dear…so yummy

    1. Thank you so much Resna…

  11. Kids all time fav… Looks so delicious in white sauce..

    1. Thank you so much Bhawna…

  12. Now this has really got me craving for some pasta right now. ..seriously. .not joking.

    1. I'm so sorry for tempting you my dear Sona…

  13. me to cook it when not in mood of cooking.love it all time favourite

    1. Thank you so much Babitha…

    1. Thank you so much Beulah…

  14. my daughters most favourite, looks yum.

    1. Thank you so much Asiyaakka…

  15. Loved reading the story … Yummy pasta

    1. Thank you so much Indrani…

  16. Kids will love this, will surely try,looks yum

    1. Thank you so much Suja…

  17. Looks so yummy.I am sure kids would have enjoyed it πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Chitra… πŸ™‚

  18. How sweet Azza is Rafee….Pasta as you said is really an anytime quick fix. I make it too in the same way.Now reminded that its some time since I made it!

    1. Thank you so much dears…

  19. Masha Allah… kids always makes us think… Pasta looks yumm dear

    1. Alhamdulillah… thank you so much Farin…

  20. pasta looks creamy and delicious… my mouth is watering now…

    1. Thank you so much Amina…

  21. Lovely, creamy and delicious pasta………….. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Remya… πŸ™‚

  22. Phibu Jose says:

    Dear Rafeeda..the pasta not only looks tempting but ur instructions did get me a lot of praises. im a newly wed, just 2 weeks into my new life, although i do cook sort of ok tyes and my family does like my cooking, stuff like pasta is something new to me, pasta is something that my husband loves and being a 9-5 employee in a city like bangalore i was under the impression that pasta isnt my cup of tea.
    i gave your chicken pasta in white sauce a go and it turned out delicious as good as it looks .
    im going to try many more of your dishes now that my husband and me are on our own. and i hope to be as good as you and lots of other lovely women out there who cook out of passion and love towards all. πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Dear Phibu, I am sincerely grateful for the lovely comments you have left here… I really hope you will learn cooking and enjoy the process too… Keep these words coming, it is a motivation for bloggers like me… πŸ™‚

  23. 4 stars
    This recipe is really good but i did some changes
    Firstly i didn’t cook my chicken in a pressure cooker i grilled it in garlic ginger paste and salt and pepper according to taste. In my sauce i kept on adding milk until i was satisfied with the consistency of the sauce. Other than that this recipe is amazing eating it right now

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Those are delicious changes you have made! A recipe can be tweaked as per personal preference… thank you for trying and sharing your feedback… πŸ™‚

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