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Easy Mid-Week Meals: Chicken Pasta Bake Recipe

If you are looking for an easy midweek meal that the whole family will love, you can’t go wrong with this Chicken Pasta Bake recipe.  The kids will love the combination of bbq sauce, pineapple pieces, chicken, pasta and of course – cheese!

 

You can also sneak a few extra vegetables into this recipe, I like to add corn, capsicum and red onion.  This is a complete meal all on it’s own, or you can serve it with a side of steamed green veggies.

To make this easy Chicken Pasta Bake, you will need:

250g of dried Bow Tie Pasta

1 x chicken breast (approx 250g)

3 rashers of short cut bacon – chopped

1 x red onion – chopped

½ cup of frozen corn kernels

½ red capsicum – chopped

200g tin of pineapple pieces

½ cup of grated tasty cheese

¼ cup of finely grated parmesan cheese

½ cup BBQ sauce

1 tin of crushed tomatoes

Let’s put it together!

To begin, preheat your oven to 190 degrees (fan forced) and set out all the ingredients (including a large casserole dish) on your kitchen bench.

Cook the pasta as per directions, drain and set aside.

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While the pasta is cooking, add the chicken breast, bacon, corn, red onion and capsicum to a non stick frying pan and cook over a medium to high heat for approximately 8 minutes or until the chicken breast has cooked through and the bacon is brown and crispy. Remove the frying pan from the heat.

Take the chicken breast out of the pan and shred using two forks.

Add the drained pasta, shredded chicken, bacon, corn, red onion and capsicum to the baking dish. Add ¼ cup of the tasty cheese and approx half of the parmesan cheese.

Add the pineapple pieces, BBQ sauce and crushed tomatoes to the casserole dish and gently stir to combine.

Chicken Pasta Bake 2

Chicken Pasta Bake 3

Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top and then place in the oven for 25 minutes or until the cheese on top has started to brown.

Carefully remove the cooked chicken pasta bake from the oven and allow it to cool in the casserole dish for 5 minutes before serving.

Easy Mid-Week Meals: Chicken Pasta Bake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 250g of dried Bow Tie Pasta
  • 1 x chicken breast (approx 250g)
  • 3 rashers of short cut bacon – chopped
  • 1 x red onion – chopped
  • ½ cup of frozen corn kernels
  • ½ red capsicum – chopped
  • 200g tin of pineapple pieces
  • ½ cup of grated tasty cheese
  • ¼ cup of finely grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 tin of crushed tomatoes

Instructions

  1. To begin, preheat your oven to 190 degrees (fan forced) and set out all the ingredients (including a large casserole dish) on your kitchen bench.
  2. Cook the pasta as per directions, drain and set aside.
  3. While the pasta is cooking, add the chicken breast, bacon, corn, red onion and capsicum to a non stick frying pan and cook over a medium to high heat for approximately 8 minutes or until the chicken breast has cooked through and the bacon is brown and crispy. Remove the frying pan from the heat.
  4. Take the chicken breast out of the pan and shred using two forks.
  5. Add the drained pasta, shredded chicken, bacon, corn, red onion and capsicum to the baking dish. Add ¼ cup of the tasty cheese and approx half of the parmesan cheese.
  6. Add the pineapple pieces, BBQ sauce and crushed tomatoes to the casserole dish and gently stir to combine.
  7. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top and then place in the oven for 25 minutes or until the cheese on top has started to brown.
  8. Carefully remove the cooked chicken pasta bake from the oven and allow it to cool in the casserole dish for 5 minutes before serving.
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Enjoy!

Lauren Matheson

Lauren Matheson

Lauren founded her website Create Bake Make as a way to justify the ridiculous amount of baking she loves to do. She has a super sweet tooth and enjoying a slice of cake (or two) is one of her guilty indulgences. As a Mum of two little boys, when she isn't creating fun activities for the kids or breaking up arguments over toy trucks and cars, you will find her in the kitchen baking up a storm - or hiding in the pantry with the latest cooking magazine and a hot cup of coffee!

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