Easy Tomato Spaghetti


Happy new year! I hope your holidays went well. I'm now back at school and work but it was nice to spend time with family and get to the beach.

I don't want to come across like I'm horribly lazy, but damn do I hate cooking dinner sometimes. I've been trying to make a couple of things repeatedly that only take 20 minutes (like literally 20 minutes, not the bullshit 20 minutes if you've had someone spend forever preparing all your ingredients and what not beforehand).

This is my current go-to dinner. It's tomatoes + greens + pasta. How easy does that sound! I might teach it to L so it can become his go to instead of oven fries and sausages... 

EASY TOMATO SPAGHETTI

200g spaghetti
400g tomatoes (if using bigger tomatoes cut into quarters)
300g chicken thighs
1 Tbsp olive oil
3-4 handfuls of chopped greens
salt and pepper
1/4 cup grated parmesan (or other cheese)

Preheat oven to 190°C
Cook spaghetti as per packet instructions

Toss tomatoes and chicken thighs with olive oil and salt and pepper. Place on a baking tray and cook for 15 minutes, or until the tomatoes are blistered and the chicken is cooked through.
If using a tough green (like the kale I used today) chuck it on the tomatoes for the last few minutes of cooking. 
Set aside 1-2 Tbsp of the pasta water. Drain the cooked spaghetti place back in the pot. Add in the tomatoes, chicken and greens (if using something that wilts easily like baby spinach add this in now), and the saved pasta water. Toss everything together.  
Serve while hot with a heavy sprinkling of cheese.
Serves 2 large, 3 medium or 4 small portions

xo Kirste Isabel