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Chick & cherry pasta bake

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 25 minutes

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Tasty, easy pasta dish

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Ingredients

  • 400g mafalda corta pasta or conchiglie
  • Red onion
  • 300g broccoli, seperate stalks from florets.
  • 400ml chick or veg stock
  • 1 tsp Dijon or whole grain mustard
  • 100ml creme fraiche
  • 3 cooked skinless chicken breast fillets, cut into chunks
  • 200g chopped cherry tomatoes
  • 150g cottage cheese
  • about 200g cheddar, grated
  • optional: 1/2 small pack of fresh parsley, finely chopped & 1 tsp dried thyme
  • optional: 150g mushrooms fried in garlic

Method

  1. Chop chicken breasts into reasonable chunks, mushrooms and garlic. Pre-cook chicken in pan with herbs and seasoning, fry mushrooms in garlic - set aside. Pre-heat grill medium hot.

  2. Boil pasta, onion & broccoli stalks for 7 mins. Add florets, cook for a further 3 mins and drain. Meanwhile bring stock to boil in largest pan, whisk mustard & creme fraiche, lightly season.

  3. Stir in the pasta mixture, chicken, tomatoes, cottage cheese and 1/3rd of the cheddar, mixing until melted. then stir through parsley and transfer to large casserole dish

  4. Mix remaining cheddar and thyme and scatter over the pasta mix. Put dish on the base of the grill and cook for 4-5 mins, turn if it starts to brown unevenly. Remove leave to stand for 5 mins. Serve with a side veg

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