Chicken and chorizo pasta

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Chicken and chorizo pasta
Chicken and chorizo pasta
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

This super-quick chicken and chorizo pasta recipe is full of flavour and perfect for a speedy week-night supper. Juicy chicken pieces and spicy chorizo blend beautifully with the basil-infused tomato sauce. Choose chunky pasta shapes like penne or farfalle to trap the sauce, and serve with lashings of grated Parmesan cheese. This dish only takes 5 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook, which makes it the ideal mid-week meal thatís quick and easy and the kids will love it too. If you're catering for more than 4 people, we'd recommend doubling the ingredients, that way you're sure to have leftovers for the lunch the next day too. Chorizo isnít just for paella, itís great with pasta too!


  • 3 skinless and boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 400g pasta
  • 1tbsp vegetable oil
  • 100g cooking chorizo, sliced
  • 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • Basil, finely chopped
  • Parmesan, grated

Try using pancetta or chopped streaky bacon instead of chorizo.


  1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the vegetable oil in a large frying pan. Fry the chorizo for 5 mins.
  3. Add the chicken pieces to the chorizo and fry for another 5 mins.
  4. Add the tomatoes and basil to the chicken and chorizo. Simmer for 5 mins.
  5. Drain the pasta and toss in the sauce. Serve with grated parmesan.

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Misty Moo

Gonna make this tonight, haven't got any fresh Basil,what can I use instead?


For a change try adding a dash of cream or for those watching calories use carnation milk. for a different sauce you can cook the chicken, chorizo garlic and onion and basil in a pan, stir in cooked pasta and while still hot add 1/4 cup olive oil and 1/4 cup lemon juice with thebgrated rind of half a lemon. Dont cook the elmon juice as it will turn bitter. The above can also be served as a salad

Pasta fan

Couldn't recommend enough, quick and very cheap to make and tastes absolutely amazing!

Laura Burdekin

Very tasty ... had to use diced chorizo as that was all I could get, but still tasted good :)

Sheena Banks

Made this last night and it was absolutely fantastic.

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