Pasta with mixed cheeses and chicken

Chef: Sunsweet
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Pasta with mixed cheeses and chicken
This is an indulgent, decadent dish. 

350g pasta of choice, dried

115g Ricotta cheese

100g mozarella

1 tbsp olive oil

270g chicken fillets, cooked and chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped finely

¼ tsp salt

55g butter

1 clove garlic, minced-for the sauce

2 tbsp plain flour

125ml low fat milk

3 tbsp chopped fresh chives

100g parmesan, grated

1 packet cherry tomatoes

250ml light cream

25g grated parmesan (for topping)

Black pepper

Preheat the oven to 180°C / 350°F / Gas mark 4.

Grease a 20 by 30-cm glass or ceramic baking dish and set aside.

Bring a large pot of water to the boil, add the pasta and cook according to the instructions.

Drain and set aside.

In a large bowl mix together the two cheeses.

In a frying pan, heat the olive oil on a medium heat and cook the chicken pieces then add the garlic and cook until tender. Allow to cool.

Add the chicken and garlic to the cheese mixture and stir carefully.

For the sauce, heat 55g of butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.

Add the garlic and cook for about 1 minute.

Add the flour and mix until smooth.

Gradually add the milk until it begins to thicken and bubble.

Remove from heat, add the chives, 100g parmesan, cherry tomatoes, cream and stir gently.

Cook for about five minutes.

Pour the sauce over pasta and sprinkle with parmesan and a dash of pepper.

Put the entire mixture into the baking dish and bake for 30 minutes and the cheese is golden brown.

Serves
4

Preparation Time
15 minutes

Cooking Time
30 minutes

Main ingredients
Cheese, Chicken, Pasta & Noodles, Vegetables

Recipe Type
Dinner, Family Dinners, Pasta/Noodles

Level of Difficulty
Easy

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