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One-Pot Chicken Penne With Goat’s Cheese Recipe

A delicious dish to whip together after a long day. The goats cheese gives a lovely flavour to the sauce in this recipe. If you’re not keen on goats cheese though, use cream cheese instead. And if you want to reduce the fat content, use low fat cream.

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins



  • 320g rigatoni or penne
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 chicken fillets, sliced
  • 80ml chicken stock
  • 180ml cream
  • 200g goat’s cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 4 tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 3 large handfuls of baby spinach


  1. In a large pan of salted boiling water, cook the pasta to al dente according to the package instructions. Rinse with cool water, drain, and stir in one tablespoon of olive oil to coat the pasta. Set aside.
  2. Heat the remaining oil in the same pan over a medium heat. Add the chicken and cook thoroughly, working in batches if  necessary to avoid crowding the pan.
  3. When the chicken is cooked, stir in the stock, goat’s cheese and cream. Bring the mixture to a gentle simmer.
  4. Add the garlic, rosemary and spinach. Simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has reduced and thickened. Stir in the tomatoes and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add the pasta back into the pan and stir to combine thoroughly. Serve immediately.

Per Serving 945kcals, 54.2g fat (25.7g saturated), 51.6g carbs, 2.6g sugars, 62.8g protein, 2.5g fibre, 0.402g sodium


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