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Chicken, Tomato, and Chorizo Pasta Bake

If you want an easy yet filling meal to make for all the family, then this is a great option. This Italian pasta dish is full of flavor and is not complicated to make. Here is how to make chicken, tomato, and chorizo bake.

 

If you want an easy yet filling meal to make for all the family, then this is a great option. This Italian pasta dish is full of flavor and is not complicated to make. Here is how to make chicken, tomato, and chorizo bake.

Ingredients 

  • 300g/10oz dried rigatoni
  • 3 chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • 100g/ 3 1/2oz chorizo, chopped
  • 2 crushed cloves garlic
  • 400g cherry tomatoes
  • 1 x 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 150g/ 5oz mozzarella cheese, finely chopped
  • 75g/ 3oz light soft cheese
  • 3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 30g/ 1oz torn fresh basil

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 220 C/ Gas mark 8.
  2. Cook the pasta in salted boiling water according to the instructions on the packet.
  3. On a high heat, cook the chorizo for 3-4 minutes in a large frying pan.
  4. Add the chicken and the chopped garlic and cook for a further five minutes.
  5. Tip in the can of chopped tomatoes and add the cherry tomatoes. Bring to a simmer.
  6. Add the soft cheese, half the basil and three-quarters of the oregano. Stir until the cheese has melted into the sauce.
  7. Add the pasta to the mixture and stir well to make sure the pasta is coated with the mixture.
  8. Transfer to an oven-proof dish and sprinkle over the parmesan, the chopped mozzarella, and the remaining oregano.
  9. Put in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until the parmesan topping is golden.
  10. Serve into pasta bowls and sprinkle over the remaining basil.  

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