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Chicken Cherry Tomato bake

By ashlovesfood (GoodFood Community)
  • Rating: 5 out of 5.1 rating
  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Easy
  • Serves 5
Chicken, pesto and cherry tomato pasta bake...It's really easy to do and very adaptable just add your own favourite veg to make sure you get some of your 5 a day!


  • 250-300g of Penne Rigate
  • 300g Chicken fillets
  • 200g cherry tomato's
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 tin of chopped tomato's
  • 2 table spoons of Pesto
  • 2 table spoons of tomato puree
  • 2 cloves of garlic (add to personal taste)
  • 3 sticks of celery
  • chicken stock
  • handful of fresh basil
  • spoon of olive oil
  • Mozzarella ball


  • STEP 1
    preheat oven to 150C/gas 5, boil pasta until it is approximately half cooked
  • STEP 2
    at the same time, heat olive oil in a pan and add chicken. Cook until done
  • STEP 3
    when chicken is cooked add the stock, onion, celery, garlic and the tin of chopped tomato, tomato puree, basil, and seasoning then simmer for 5mins
  • STEP 4
    halve 100g of the cherry tomato's and keep the rest whole
  • STEP 5
    place the pasta into a suitable sized oven proof dish and a dash of olive oil and mix to prevent the pasta sticking together
  • STEP 6
    spread all the ingrediants from the pan onto the pasta and add all of the cheery tomato's (mix them in slightly with the sauce)
  • STEP 7
    Then finely chop the mozzarella ball into slices and place on top of the pasta bake
  • STEP 8
    Place in the oven for 30mins
  • STEP 9
    Once cooked enjoy with garlic bread and a side salad
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