One I make quite often is just a plain old chicken curry one-dish meal.
Saute in a saucepan over medium heat in butter or vegetable oil some garlic and a couple of small onions, then add curry (I use a couple of tablespoons of curry paste from a jar, like Patak's hot Madras
). (I have used curry powder; the paste is better.)
Then add your chicken in chunks and cook through.
Then I thrown in a jar (or can) of diced tomatoes (or fresh when in season) and a can of coconut milk (I have used milk but make sure it's not skim!).
Then I add some diced potatoes and sweet potatoes/yams, and cook for about 15-20 minutes. Yummy.
Another good one....for the creamy base- do the same garlic and opinions in butter or oil as above, saute in a pot over medium heat, then add a brick of cream cheese and add milk (or cream if you want really tasty) to thin to desired consistency.
For Penne a la Campesino -add some some sun dried tomatoes and pineapple chunks, some hot sauce and pickled jalapenos.
For Alfredo sauce, add fresh fried mushrooms, lots of ground black pepper, a little salt and white wine to taste.
Then add your strips or chunks of chicken that has been baked, grilled or fried (in a teeny bit of oil), heat through, and serve over penne or fettucine.
Sorry for the recipe, I don't really follow proper recipes