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Mary Berry's Creamy Chicken Pasta Bake
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Mary Berry's Creamy Chicken Pasta Bake, a fantastic family meal that is super easy to make. A creamy cheesy pasta sauce, grilled garlicky chicken, and juicy fresh tomatoes, what a glorious dinner!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: English
Keyword: pasta dishes for kids
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 566 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
Ingredients
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 cups penne pasta (about 200 g)
  • 2 tbsp butter (about 30 g)
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 cups full-fat milk
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • 1 tsp ground paprika
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh tomatoes
Instructions
  1. Boil the pasta according to the packet instructions. Drain the water and set aside.

  2. Cut the chicken breasts into pieces, add them to a re-sealable bag together with the garlic granules, paprika, quarter a teaspoon of salt and a pinch of pepper.

    Heat up the oil in a pan or a grill pan, add the chicken and cook for about 5-6 minutes until cooked through.

  3. To make the sauce, melt the butter in a pan, add the flour and stir to make a paste.

  4. Gradually pour in the milk, continuing to stir until it thickens into a sauce.

  5. Add the parmesan, dijon mustard, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

  6. Mix the sauce with the pasta.

  7. Transfer half of it to an oven-proof dish, then arrange the chicken pieces over it, and add the remaining pasta.

  8. Chop and deseed the tomatoes, then top the pasta with them.

  9. Bake at 180 degrees C (360 F) for 20 minutes until bubbly hot.

Nutrition Facts
Mary Berry's Creamy Chicken Pasta Bake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 566 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 110mg37%
Sodium 734mg31%
Potassium 742mg21%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 40g80%
Vitamin A 800IU16%
Vitamin C 1.3mg2%
Calcium 294mg29%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.