Oh yeah Ooops I did it again……when I was a kid I vividly remember watching my mum prepare these wonderful salads for dinner parties, putting them in the fridge for later, and then forgetting all about it! We would laugh big time when everyone was gone and it was time to cleanup and put the leftovers away. And there was the salad, in the fridge all lonely and forgotten.
I think these problems actually get passed down from parents to children.With this story in mind, I had some leftover roasted chicken, so I proceeded to strip it off the bone and chop it up, to be repurposed into tonight’s dinner.
LOW CALORIE CREAMY CHICKEN AND BACON FETTUCCINE ……..
For this I used:
- Shirataki Fettuccine Noodles
- Leftover diced pancetta
- Chopped up leftover roasted chicken
- Low fat milk
- 1 tsp corn flour
- Bunch of basil
With the chicken already stripped of the bone and diced, I proceeded to sauté the bacon, onions, garlic and peas. Put them aside in a bowl and dry sautéed the shiratake noodles until they dried up a bit.
Once the noodles were dried up a bit I added the bacon, garlic, onions and peas mixture and tossed them together.
Then added some parmesan cheese,milk and a teaspoon of corn flour to give it the final creamy touch and threw in some last-minute chopped up fresh basil.
Please note that nowhere did I mention that I added the chicken! And that my friends is what the “Ooooops I did it again” was all about! I forgot all about the chicken, about the chicken, about the chicken! It’s still sitting all lonely in a bowl in the fridge!
I noticed half way through eating this lovely pasta and it was way too late to add it 🙁
So now you understand why I blame it on my “Mama”, it’s a family problem that puts a smile on my face and brings back good memories from the good old days!
Hope you enjoyed my funny story and FYI, this dish is a perfect new years resolution eating healthy moment as you can save yourself from consuming the calories from regular pasta by using the Shirataki Noodles and balance it off with a little bit of pancetta, used low-fat milk, not too much cheese and decided I had enough calories leftover to treat myself to a glass of Red Cab!