Cheesy chicken pasta

Cheesy chicken pasta

Using a flavoured soft cheese in this dish is a great time-saver as it’s almost an instant pasta sauce.

By , 21 September 2015
Cheesy chicken pasta
  • Ready in: 20 mins
  • Serves: 4
  • Price: £1.75 per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 488g serving contains
  • Fat 16
    22%
  • Sat Fat 5.5
    27%
  • Sugar 16
    18%
  • Salt 0.88
    15%
  • Cals 649
    33%
2
of your 5-a-day
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 557kJ/133kcal.
Ingredients
  • 300g farfalle pasta
  • 2 tbsp light olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 peppers (red and yellow), de-seeded and sliced
  • 350g leftover roast chicken, skinless and boneless, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 326g can sweetcorn drained
  • 200g pot Asda 50% Less Fat Garlic and Herbs Soft Cheese
  • Basil leaves to serve
Method
  • Add the pasta to a large pan of boiling water, bring to the boil, stir once and cook uncovered for 10-12 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large frying pan, add the onion and peppers and cook for 3-4 minutes until softened.

  • Add the chicken and sweetcorn and cook for 4-5 minutes until heated through. Add the soft cheese and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly.

  • Drain the pasta, reserving 2 tbsp of the cooking water. Return to the pan with the reserved water. Add the chicken mixture and toss to mix. Season with black pepper and serve topped with basil leaves.