Chicken Pasta Bake – Autumn Essentials

Autumn is now upon us and there is not hiding from the increasingly colder and darker evenings. When the weather is like this, the last thing I want to do is spend hours cooking but I do want warm and hearty food. So I thought I would share a few of my Autumn Essentials with you – meals that feature in our house weekly because they are yummy and easy – the perfect combination. First up is Chicken Pasta Bake:

Ingredients

  • 200g of Pasta
  • 300g of Chicken Breast – Chopped into Chunks
  • 2 Cloves of Pressed Garlic
  • 1 Red Pepper – Chopped
  • 1 White Onion – Chopped
  • 3tsp of Paprika
  • 1/2tsp of Chili Flakes
  • 1/2tsp of Black Pepper
  • 1/2tsp of Basil
  • 1/2tsp of Coriander
  • 1 Tin of Chopped Tomatoes
  • 2tbsp of Tomato Puree
  • 200g of Grated Cheese
Chicken Pasta Bake
Chicken Pasta Bake

Method

  1. Begin by boiling the pasta for 10 minutes and draining when done
  2. In a pan fry the chicken until cooked through
  3. Then add the garlic, red pepper and onion and sweat for 2-3 minutes
  4. Add your herbs and spices and cook for a further minute
  5. Then add the tomatoes and puree and bring to the boil
  6. Pour in your cooked pasta and stir together
  7. Tip the pasta into an oven-proof dish and put into a preheated oven (180 C Fan) for 10-15 minutes until the cheese has melted

Note: This will serve 2-4 portions depending on how hungry you are

The Chicken Pasta Bake was one of the first things I made for myself and I haven’t had it in a really long time, I think because I used to have it too much, but now we are working and want something quick and delicious it will be back on our menu as an Autumn Essential. It is also great because you can add or remove ingredients depending on what you have in, sometimes I make it with sausages chopped up if we have no chicken, it is usually our day before the grocery shop meal!

What are your Autumn Essentials?

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Really delicious, congratulations !!!

  2. This looks delicious! Have a fun Sunday!

    xo, Bry

    Food.and.Fashion.Naughty&Nice

  3. emyraileanu says:

    yammmy, so delicious !

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