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Chicken Pasta Bake

Pasta bakes are easy to prepare and will feed a number of people. They make great midweek meals – and if you have kids, they even allow you to sneak in some veg if you want!
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  • 200 grams spinach
  • 300 grams pack pasta
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 Knorr Chicken Stock Cube
  • 300 grams chicken breast fillet diced
  • 250 grams pot ricotta
  • 500 ml tomato passata
  • 2 tablespoons chopped basil
  • 300 ml cheese sauce
  • 300 ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 100 grams grated cheese such as Cheddar
  • 25 grams Parmesan cheese grated

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

 

Amount per serving

Energy (kcal)

908kcal

Energy (kJ)

3798kJ

Protein (g)

52.6g

Carbohydrate incl. fibre (g)

78.6g

Carbohydrate excl. fibre (g)

72.8g

Sugar (g)

13.6g

Fibre (g)

5.8g

Fat (g)

41.8g

Saturated fat (g)

18.8g

Unsaturated fat (g)

18.3g

Monounsaturated fat (g)

10.3g

Polyunsaturated fat (g)

8.0g

Trans fat (g)

0.1g

Cholesterol (mg)

147mg

Sodium (mg)

1962mg

Salt (g)

4.91g

Vitamin A (IU)

5190IU

Vitamin C (mg)

13.2mg

Calcium (mg)

698mg

Iron (mg)

3.58mg

Potassium (mg)

993mg

Total

3631kcal

15193kJ

210.4g

314.4g

291.1g

54.4g

23.4g

167.3g

75.4g

73.3g

41.1g

32.2g

0.3g

590mg

7846mg

19.62g

20760IU

52.9mg

2793mg

14.33mg

3971mg


  • 1 Pre-heat the oven to 200°C, 180°C fan, Gas Mark 6.
  • 2 Place the spinach in a pan and then pour over a kettle of boiling water to wilt it. Leave to cool then squeeze out all the moisture with your hands. Chop roughly and keep to one side.
  • 3 Blanch the pasta as per the pack instructions.
  • 4 Mix half the oil with the Knorr Stock Cube to make a paste and cover the chicken.
  • 5 Heat the rest of the oil and fry the chicken so it browns.
  • 6 Add the passata and simmer for 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked. Stir in the basil, ricotta and spinach and stir, and then add the pasta and then stir again until the pasta is covered with the sauce.
  • 7 Place into your ovenproof dish.
  • 8 Prepare the cheese sauce and pour onto the chicken. Top with Parmesan and Cheddar cheese.
  • 9 Place in the oven for 30–35 minutes until bubbling and golden.