Spaghetti in Garlic Gravy with Herbs and Chicken

INGREDIENTS: 500 grams spaghetti pasta
1 pound chicken breast fillets

For the chicken marinade:
2 teaspoons fresh thyme
2 teaspoons fresh rosemary
Zest of 1 lemon
Juice of ½ a lemon
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon coarse salt
½ teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

For the garlic gravy:
½ stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 large cloves garlic, finely minced
2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 ½ cups chicken stock
1 Tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
¼ cup parsley
½ cup grated parmesan cheese
2 cups whole cherry tomatoes

INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Place sauté pan over medium heat and add butter and olive oil.

2. Saute garlic until fragrant and soft.

3. Add the flour and cook for a minute.

4. Add chicken stock and simmer gravy until thickened then add the chopped basil.

5. Season with salt and pepper.

6. Add the sauteed chicken in the gravy then toss the cooked spaghetti into this sauce.

7. Add the cherry tomatoes and finish the dish with the chopped parsley and grated parmesan cheese (serve extra on the side).

Makes 5-6 servings

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