Thursday, 11 June 2015

Italian chicken pasta bake (slimming world friendly)

This is a fab easy one pot dinner, I love Italian flavours of tomato, garlic and basil but you can vary the herbs if you don't like basil try oregano or even mixed herbs if you like them or if that's what you have in the cupboard.

I used chicken thighs as I prefer the flavour but if you like you could use chicken breasts if you prefer them. I measured the pasta in mugs as I have always done this as I usually average one mug of pasta makes enough for two people.


Italian chicken pasta bake


8 boneless chicken thighs ( skin and fat removed) cut into bite sized pieces
1 large onion (chopped)
2 mugs dry pasta (I used penne but any shape will do)
2 cloves garlic (crushed)
1 tbsp tomato puree
1 x 500g pack passata
2 tsp dried basil
160g low fat grated cheese
low cal spray oil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper


Cook the pasta in plenty of salted boiling water until just cooked then drain and set aside.

Spray a large frying pan or wok with the spray oil and place over a medium/high heat and add the chicken and onion cook for about ten minutes until the chicken is browned and cooked through and the onion is soft.

Add the garlic, basil, tomato puree, passata and salt and pepper.  Mix well and cook for another five minutes then add in the cooked pasta and mix again.

Place in a large ovenproof dish and sprinkle the cheese on top.

Bake at gas 6 /200/ 400 for about 20-30 minutes until the cheese is melted and browned.

Serves 4


Syn free on extra easy if using the cheese as a healthy extra





19 comments:

  1. I saw this recipe on Pinterest a few weeks ago and decided to try it, it was an instant hit with everyone, I'm making it again tonight :)

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  2. Hi Laura, Thank you so much I love getting feedback about my recipes Xxx

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  3. found your blog by accident
    OMG I'm in heaven what a a fab site !!!
    Love it
    just made the oat cookie for breakfast just made a large one ..
    found the site read the recipe and just had to make it xx

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  4. This recipe is great even the kids ate it all! Definitely one I'll do again

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    1. Aww fab! Glad you enjoyed :)

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    2. It's the only recipe i use now
      Thank you thank you thank you

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    3. Thank you Paul! Made my day :)

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  5. Really nice have made it twice now the family wants me to make it again thanks for the recipe.

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  6. Really nice have made it twice now the family wants me to make it again thanks for the recipe.

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  7. Made this for the tea tonight, half now and freeze the rest for an other day. Will make again, thank you.

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  8. This has become a huge hit in our house, especially with my teenage sons! Great recipe.

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  9. This has become a huge hit in our house, especially with my teenage sons! Great recipe.

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  10. Hi Vicki. Absolutely love this recipe, thank you. It's become my 'go to" recipe when I want a filling comfort food meal. Thank you xXx

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  11. I've made this an it was amazing. I ate mostly all of it tho. I wonder would this effect my weight loss! I ate some for dinner and then some in the evening

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    1. I never have but I don't see why not

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