Chicken, Leek and Broccoli Creamy Pasta Bake

    Chicken, Leek and Broccoli Creamy Pasta Bake

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    55min


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    This is a delicious and easy midweek meal. Chicken is baked with broccoli, leek and pasta in a cream of chicken sauce.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 220g spiral pasta
    • 150g broccoli, cut into florets
    • olive oil, as needed
    • 1 leek, thinly sliced
    • 2 chicken breast fillets, cut into strips
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed
    • pinch dried mixed herbs
    • black pepper, to taste
    • 1 tin cream of chicken soup
    • handful grated cheese
    • 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs (optional)

    Directions
    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. Cook the pasta in boiling salted water until al dente. Drain and set aside.
    3. Place the broccoli in a bowl, just cover with water and microwave 3 minutes. Drain and set aside.
    4. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a frypan and cook the leek until softened. Add the chicken and fry until no longer pink. Add garlic and cook 1 more minute. Add mixed herbs and pepper and stir well.
    5. Add the broccoli and cream of chicken soup. Bring to a simmer and cook gently 5-10 minutes. Add the cheese and pasta, stir and transfer to a baking dish. Sprinkle over the breadcrumbs, if using.
    6. Cover with foil and bake 30 minutes. Remove foil and cook 10 more minutes. Serve.

    Make Ahead

    If you want to make ahead, at the end of stage 4, allow to cool, cover with foil and place in the fridge until required. Remove from the fridge about 1/2 hour before baking.

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