Chicken pasta bake

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Preparation and cooking time

  • Prep:30 mins
  • Cook:45 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 6

Enjoy this gooey cheese and chicken pasta bake for the ultimate weekday family dinner. Serve straight from the dish with a dressed green salad

Nutrient Unit
kcal 575
fat 30g
saturates 14g
carbs 41g
sugars 9g
fibre 5g
protein 33g
salt 0.5g

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion , finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves , crushed
  • ¼ tsp chilli flakes
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 6 tbsp mascarpone
  • 4 skinless chicken breasts, sliced into strips
  • 300g penne
  • 70g mature cheddar , grated
  • 50g grated mozzarella
  • ½ small bunch of parsley , finely chopped
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Method

  • STEP 1

Heat 2 tbsp of the oil in a pan over a medium heat and fry the onion gently for 10-12 mins. Add the garlic and chilli flakes and cook for 1 min. Tip in the tomatoes and sugar and season to taste. Simmer uncovered for 20 mins or until thickened, then stir through the mascarpone.

  • STEP 2
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Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a non-stick frying pan. Season the chicken and fry for 5-7 mins or until the chicken is cooked through.

  • STEP 3

Heat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Cook the penne following pack instructions. Drain and toss with the remaining oil. Tip the pasta into a medium sized ovenproof dish. Stir in the chicken and pour over the sauce. Top with the cheddar, mozzarella and parsley. Bake for 20 mins or until golden brown and bubbling.

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