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Easy Vegemite Chicken Pasta

Vegemite Chicken Pasta is super easy to make and packed with flavour. Move over Vegemite Toast and Scrolls, there's a new Vegemite recipe in town.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Australian, Wandercooks
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 1243kcal
Author Wandercooks
Cost $8

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 chicken breast diced
  • 200 g spaghetti

For the Marinade

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp mirin
  • 2 tsp Vegemite
  • 1 clove garlic chopped

For the Sauce

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp mirin
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp Vegemite
  • 1 clove garlic chopped

Instructions

  • For the marinade, place the garlic, soy sauce, Vegemite and mirin in a jar or small bowl and mix well.
  • Pour over the chicken pieces and allow to marinate for 15 minutes.
  • For the sauce, get a small bowl and mix the soy sauce, mirin, honey, garlic and Vegemite. Set aside.
  • Meanwhile, bring a large pan of water to the boil. Add the pasta and cook according to packet directions. Drain and set aside.
  • Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium high heat. Pop in the marinated chicken with any remaining marinate and stir fry until the marinade thickens.
  • Pour in half the sauce and continue to cook until sauce reduces. Add the remainder of the sauce and stir until it becomes sticky.
  • Place the spaghetti in a serving dish. Top with cooked vegemite chicken and drizzle with remaining sauce. Serve immediately.

Notes

Vegemite Chicken Pasta Tips

  • Marinate the chicken early to have dinner ready even quicker!
  • Continue stirring while the sauce thickens to ensure an even coating on the chicken, and to avoid any sticking to the pan.

FAQs

What is Vegemite? Vegemite is a black sandwich spread made from brewer’s yeast and it’s ridiculously popular in Australia. Most Australians have grown up on the stuff, and for us there’s no better way to wake up than with a hot cup of coffee and a slice of toast with butter and Vegemite in the morning. Now I can understand why Vegemite sounds... well... not so delightful to those who haven’t tried it before. Vegemite has a fairly unique flavour all of its own... savoury, with a hint of umami
How to eat Vegemite (The authentic way):
  • Take a nice hot piece of toast
  • Slather it with a generous amount of butter
  • Top with just the barest scraping of Vegemite
  • Eat
  • You are now an honourary Australian.
Just… whatever you do, don’t paste it on like Nutella or you’ll be in for a real salty tang of a time.
How long will Vegemite Chicken Pasta last in the fridge? We'd say 3 days max, if you don't think you'll eat the rest in that time just pop it in the freezer and re-heat it when you're ready!
Variations & Substitutes
  • If you're not a pasta person try serving this dish with rice instead!
  • If you can't track down Vegemite you can substitute with Marmite or 1/2 cup of beef stock.

Nutrition

Calories: 1243kcal | Carbohydrates: 204g | Protein: 86g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 5262mg | Potassium: 1750mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 68IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 6mg