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Chicken-and-Tomato-Pasta-Bake

Chicken and Tomato Pasta Bake

Making your own pasta sauces is so much healthier than the sugar and salt-laden jarred versions. This is a firm favourite in our house, so I usually make double and freeze.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • One can diced tomatoes
  • 400ml homemade tomato sauce
  • 50g cream cheese
  • 250g fresh spinach leaves, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups pasta, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the chicken and brown on both sides, then remove from the pan. It’s OK if it’s not quite cooked through because it will be baked later.
  4. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute, then add the diced tomatoes and tomato sauce.
  5. Add the cream cheese and stir to melt into the sauce. Add the spinach and stir to coat in the sauce.
  6. Add the browned chicken back in and add the pasta. Stir and coat with the sauce.
  7. Spoon everything into a or 8-inch square baking dish. Top with the mozzarella and parmesan. Bake for 20 minutes.

About the Author

I'm Ciara Ryan, eumom's Nutritional Expert. I'm a Nutritional Therapist and member of NTOI. I'm also a mother to three sons, age 9, 7 and 2. I'm passionate about the power of nutritional therapy in helping with both prevention of illness and the promotion of optimum physical and mental health and wellbeing.

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