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This spaghetti dish is guaranteed to be enjoyed by everyone. Enjoy with crusty bread, if desired.

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IngredientsServes: 8

  • 450g cooked and drained spaghetti
  • 5 chicken breasts, cooked and cubed
  • 2 (295g) tins condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 525ml water
  • 50g butter
  • 2 cubes chicken stock
  • 4 tablespoons grated Cheddar cheese

MethodPrep:20min ›Cook:30min ›Ready in:50min

  1. Place spaghetti into 20x30cm baking dish. Place chicken on top of spaghetti.
  2. In medium saucepan, heat together soup, water, butter and stock. Bring to the boil and then pour over the pasta and chicken. Scatter over cheese and press down gently.
  3. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 25 minutes.

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Had some left over roast chicken breast so made this. Very easy and very tasty indeed.-12 Nov 2015

Defiantly a favourite with myself and my parents... Meaning I'm always getting asked to make it. Had made a few changes so everyone liked it but overall a great meal-26 Feb 2015

All the family loved this meal & that's hard to do in my house-28 Oct 2015


Creamy lemon chicken pasta bake

This creamy lemon chicken pasta bake has so much tastiness going on from the tarragon lemon cream sauce that wraps together the pasta, chicken and spinach. Plus, you can serve it either straight up, while the sauce is creamier, or baked with added mozzarella for a cheesier bake. Either way, all delicious.

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Pasta is a meal that everyone in our house enjoys. If we have a little more time, the kids love helping to make some fresh pasta, whether plain or with a twist like fresh spinach pasta or pumpkin pasta, or some ravioli like crab ravioli.

More often or not, we go simple by using store bought pasta, but at least with homemade arugula pesto. But sometimes I change things up like spaghetti alla carbonara with mushrooms or pasta puttanesca.

Recently, since I had some leftover tarragon from making baked tarragon chicken, I wondered if I could use some for a sauce beyond just chicken.

After a little digging and thinking, I came up with this creamy lemon chicken pasta bake, and it was one delicious meal.


Creamy chicken pasta bake recipe

I don’t know about you, but I love anything that’s combined in one dish and baked in the oven. It means less things to screw up and less things to prepare. Make it ahead, bake it later. Call it dinner.

Creamy Chicken Pasta Bake

Ingredients

250g dried penne pasta
Leftover chicken
100g baby spinach leaves
300ml light thickened cream
3/4 cup semi-dried tomatoes
1 cup tasty cheese, grated
1 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated

Method

&hearts Preheat your oven to 200°C. Lightly grease a baking dish.
&hearts Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions, or until tender.
&hearts While the pasta is cooking, remove the chicken meat from the chicken. Thinly shred the meat and set it aside.
&hearts Drain the pasta and return it to the saucepan. Add in the chicken, spinach, cream, tomatoes and 1 cup of the Parmesan. Stir to combine. Spoon the mixture into the baking dish.
&hearts Top with the remaining cheeses, and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden. Serve hot.


What is Creamy Chicken Pasta Bake?

A comfort classic in Australian households, Creamy Chicken Pasta Bake is the dish your Mum would serve up and she couldn’t get it to the table quick enough before the whole family devoured it!

The sauce is usually made up with a mix of cream, water and condensed soup for a creamy flavour base. The pasta helps the dish go further and fills you right up.

You could even cook a batch of mini Australian dampers alongside it to dip in the sauce!

P.S. If you’re looking for more pasta bake awesomeness, try our classic Italian pasta bake (pasta al forno)!


If you love a good pasta recipe as much as I do, then this recipe for One Syn Creamy Chicken & Mushroom Pasta is right up your street! Whether you’re following Slimming World, or just want a lighter way to enjoy pasta, you’ll love the flavours and textures in this dish.

Cliona Keane

A delicious, low syn, creamy chicken & mushroom pasta recipe - the perfect Slimming World pasta recipe for the whole family.

  • 2x Chicken Breasts (diced)
  • 200g Mushrooms (thinly sliced)
  • 1x Onion (red or white - diced)
  • 1x Garlic Clove (crushed)
  • 50g Philadelphia Lightest (2 syns)
  • 300ml Chicken Stock
  • 2x Ladles of Reserved Water from boiling the pasta
  • 2tbsp Fresh Thyme (plus extra for garnish)
  • Salt & Pepper (to taste)
  • 200g Penne Pasta
  • Low Calorie Cooking Spray
  1. Cook the penne pasta as per packet instructions. Reserve two ladles of the water to use later.
  2. Meanwhile, spray a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and cook the diced chicken, along with one tablespoon of thyme until it is golden brown on all sides. Season with salt and pepper before removing from the pan and setting to one side.
  3. In the same pan, fry the onion and garlic until softened.
  4. Add the mushrooms along with the two ladles of reserved pasta water. Fry until the mushrooms are softened and the water has reduced.
  5. Add the chicken stock to the pan along with the rest of the thyme, salt, pepper and Philadelphia Lightest and whisk until combined.
  6. Add the chicken back to the pan and simmer until the sauce is reduced and thickened.
  7. Stir in the cooked pasta and garnish with fresh thyme and serve hot (can be reheated).

One syn per serving on Slimming World.

Syn values correct at time of writing.

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Creamy Chicken Pasta

Creamy Chicken Pasta – Rich and delicious Creamy Chicken Pasta, loaded with chicken, orzo, asparagus, and tomatoes, tossed in a creamy sauce that pulls it all together.



Happy Sunday! Happy Easter!! Happy EVERYTHING!

Aaaaaand, we bust out with a song…

Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
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Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I’m happy…

Now you have that song in your head, and you can jam to it all day long. You’re welcome!

My husband swears that orzo is not pasta. He says it’s Italian rice. He also hates boy bands – obviously he has no idea what he’s talking about.
Interesting thing is that he didn’t care for orzo until I made this Creamy Chicken Pasta dish. The guy that can eat pasta thrice a day could not get himself to eat orzo. However, who can resist food smothered in white, cheesy sauce, packed with asparagus and tomatoes.

Honestly? This is supposed to feed 4. It fed only 1 – my husband. The one that doesn’t like orzo. This man inhaled half of it in one sitting and asked for the other half to be put in his lunch bag. (He doesn’t really have a lunch bag…it’s a plastic container. Just sayin’.)

This chicken pasta recipe is big and filling. It’s simple, but indulgent. It is an almost one-pot dish that will most definitely satisfy.

Also… this pasta was somewhat of an excuse to use up a pound of asparagus. I always buy too much – I make Asparagus Soup all the time. But, the asparagus was the perfect accompaniment to the chicken and orzo.


RECIPE: Creamy BBQ Chicken Pasta Bake for Dinner in a Dash!

We’ve all been there. You’ve grabbed a BBQ chicken for dinner but no one actually wants just BBQ chicken and salad. So how do you transform a quick and convenient BBQ chicken into a killer dinner dish in a dash? LIKE THIS…

The BBQ chicken saves dinner… again

One WHOLE Country Style Hot Roast Chicken for $10 at Woolworths. The BBQ chicken is my go-to dinner hack when I really can’t be bothered. The cooking is done, it’s always beautifully seasoned and juicy and I can’t ask for more than that. In the trolley, it goes!

BBQ chicken, the go-to quick-sticks dinner. Not all dinner heroes wear capes. Source: Supplied

Now to make it something a whole lot more interesting…

Creamy BBQ Chicken Pasta Bake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 250g penne pasta
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 200g sliced mushrooms
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves removed (or ½ teaspoon dried thyme)
  • 1 BBQ chicken
  • 60g baby spinach
  • ½ cup sundried tomato strips (plus a few extra to serve)
  • 40g packet French onion soup mix
  • 1½ cups milk
  • 1 cup thickened cream
  • 2 cups grated pizza cheese
  • Chopped fresh parsley and thyme sprigs to serve

1. Grease a large lasagne or baking dish. Cook the penne pasta according to the packet directions and drain.

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2. Remove all the meat from the BBQ chicken and chop it roughly.

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3. Meanwhile, in a large frying pan over medium heat, heat the oil. Add the mushrooms and fresh thyme leaves. Cook until soft. Also, preheat the oven grill on high.

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4. Add the chicken, French onion soup mix, spinach, sundried tomato, milk, cream and half the cheese to the mushroom mixture. Stir through and bring to a simmer. Stir in the pasta.

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5. Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking dish and top with the remaining cheese.

6. Place it under the hot grill for a few minutes or until the cheese has turned golden. Top with fresh chopped parsley, a few extra chopped sundried tomato strips and thyme sprigs. YUM!

It’s worth noting this recipe is awesome for using up odds and ends in your veggie crisper too. You could easily add some broccoli or cauli florets, asparagus, even peas and corn.

Dig in! Source: Supplied


Your typical pasta dish starts with tossing try pasta into a pot of boiling, salted water. After eight or so minutes of boiling, the pasta is then drained and added to whatever sauce you’re using, but NOT in this dish. We wanted to keep the method and the cleanup for this meal really easy. Our one-pot Mediterranean chicken pasta uses those eight minutes to cook the pasta AND make the sauce all at once. No second pot or draining required! Here’s how we did it:

  1. This one-pot creamy Mediterranean chicken recipe starts with a little olive oil and a pound of boneless, skinless chicken breast. (This dish could easily be made vegetarian, or use another cut of chicken you have on hand, as well.) Cut the chicken into two-inch pieces and brown it in the olive oil.
  2. After you’ve removed the browned chicken from the pan (set aside for later), melt the butter and sauté the garlic for a few minutes until it’s fragrant.
  3. Here’s where it gets really fun. At this point, add your chicken stock, heavy cream, and fettuccine noodles to the pot and bring it all to a boil. It’s important to make sure that your noodles stay submerged in the liquid. Stirring continually also helps the fettuccine to cook evenly.
  4. Once the sauce begins to thicken, add the parmesan, lemon slices, capers, and olives. These flavor bombs bring a bright, super-savory, acidic touch to the dish and help to perfectly balance out the rich cream sauce.
  5. Finish this beautiful meal by adding the chicken you browned earlier, and topping it all off with a sprinkling of fresh parsley.


CAN I FREEZE Chicken Alfredo recipe?

Yes! You can freeze Chicken Alfredo Bake that is baked or unbaked. You can make just to freeze or eat half and freeze the leftovers or portion it into two 8࡮ casserole dishes and eat one now and freeze the other. You could even portion it out into individual portions once bake and just microwave to reheat.

So, how well does Chicken Alfredo Bake freeze? It freezes pretty well because the base is a roux and not just heavy cream. That being said, the cheese can become a little grainy, but still delicious. So, expect delicious – just not fresh out of the oven perfection. For best results, I recommend freezing unbaked pasta casserole (pasta is less mushy), but both methods will work.


Does Pasta Cause Weight Gain?

From a nutritional standpoint, no single food has the power to make you gain weight. However, pasta dishes do have a high calorie content, as they contain an average of nearly 250 calories for per cup.

So, if you frequently enjoy pasta dishes, you will have to be more mindful of your serving sizes. You should also pay closer attention to the sauces and seasonings that often come with them.

You shouldn’t have more than two servings per meal (half a cup of cooked pasta equals one serving of grains). And when you can, try to choose whole grain pastas served with lots of with vegetables, to feel more satiated and to get more fiber in your diet.


NOTES

Made a large batch of this recipe last night so I just about tripled everything but it came out perfect. I thought the cream cheese would be overpowering in flavor bit it wasn't. Also I crumbled some bacon and used cherry tomatoes instead of peppers. Will be making again. It was a hit at the family gathering.

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Calories per serving: 575

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