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Brown Butter Sage and Chicken Pasta by Donna Hay

Fri, 15 July 2016 3:52PM

donna hay Brown butter sage and chicken pasta

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This quick and easy recipe by Donna Hay is the perfect way to enjoy a guilt-free pasta meal.


  • 250g pappardelle
  • 4 x 150g chicken thigh fillets, skin on
  • ¼ cup (35g) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 100g unsalted butter, chopped
  • 1 bunch sage leaves, trimmed
  • sea salt and cracked black pepper
  • finely grated parmesan, to serve

How to:

Step 1:

Cook the pasta in a saucepan of salted boiling water for 6–8 minutes or until al dente. Drain and keep warm.

Step 2:

While the pasta is cooking, dust the chicken in the flour. Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over high heat.

Step 3:

Add the chicken, skin-side down, and cook for 6 minutes or until golden. Turn and cook for a further 2 minutes. Set aside.

Step 4:

Drain any excess oil from the pan. Add the butter, sage, salt and pepper and cook for 1 minute or until the butter is foamy and nutty brown.

Step 5:

Return the chicken to the pan and cook for 3 minutes, stirring to coat. Slice the chicken and serve with the pasta, sage and parmesan. Serves 4!

Try this: You can also serve this pasta with lemon wedges for a fresh and zesty finish.

Want more recipes by Donna Hay? Try these!

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  • Posted by: cottoncandy19 Master Fan // Fri, 15 July 2016 09:46pm

    I’m seeing all these delicious recipes right after my workout. It’s got me hungry!

  • Posted by: talkalot Master Fan // Fri, 15 July 2016 09:59pm

    This looks simply yum, definitely a recipe I will be trying. I am drooling at the moment, lol.

  • Posted by: MelissaFay89 Master Fan // Fri, 15 July 2016 10:52pm

    This sounds so yummy!

  • Posted by: beccha77 Master Fan // Sat, 16 July 2016 06:29pm

    Another wonderful recipe from Donna Hay! Brown butter sage and chicken pasta looks and sounds very appealing to my palate. Thank you!

  • Posted by: Nas007 Enthusiast // Mon, 18 July 2016 09:18pm

    Yum, what an amazing recipe.

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