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Gluten Free Chicken and Pesto Pasta Bake

by - https://thebatchlady.com/r/5027/

This is a wonderful easy pasta bake, a great one to pop in the oven when you fancy something comforting!

Prep Time
Cook Time
Total Time
Difficulty
Beginner
Cuisine
Italian
Servings
4

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories
874kcal
Fat
57.1g
Sat. Fat
29.2g
Carbs
63.1g
Sugars
5.5g
Fibre
2.0g
Protein
29.5g
Salt
671mg
Ingredients
Serves

Ingredients

  • GF macaroni
    300 g
  • olive oil
    1 tablespoon
  • chicken breasts
    2 breasts
  • double cream
    0.5 cups (120 ml)
  • milk
    0.5 cups (120 ml)
  • cream cheese
    250 g
  • cherry tomatoes, halved
    12 tomatoes
  • pesto
    4 tbsp
  • grated cheddar cheese
    1 cup (140 g)

Method

    1. First of all you want to get your pasta cooking in a saucepan of boiling water. You want your pasta to cook for 6 minutes so pop a timer on. It will not be fully cooked but don’t worry.
    2. While the pasta is cooking, cut up your chicken into small chunks.
    3. Add a frying pan to a medium heat with a drizzle of oil and fry your chicken chunks until cooked through and season well.
    4. Head back and drain your pasta if not done already. Leave to cool in its colander. 
    5. Once your chicken is cooked, add to a large mixing bowl and then add in the double cream, milk, cream cheese,  pesto and chopped tomatoes and mix well. 
    6. Add in the drained pasta, mix well then pour into an ovenproof dish. 
    7. Scatter over the cheese.
  1. Ready to freeze

    Once cooled, wrap up well in cling film and foil and place in the freezer.

  2. Ready to cook

    Preheat the oven to 180oc and place the frozen pasta bake in the oven for 50 minutes – 1 hour until piping hot. Cover with foil if needed.

Comments

4 comments
  1. I tried this tonight and it was amazing! My 18 month old enjoyed it too! Will definetely get some made for the freezer for easy meals!

    1. Just ate this and honestly, it’s beyond delish. LOVE IT! Do you need to defrost before cooking?

    2. That is so good to hear! No this pasta bake can be cooked straight from frozen- yipeee!

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