Chicken and chorizo pasta

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  • Serves: 4

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  • Costs: Mid-price

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

Chicken and chorizo pasta 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 chorizo pasta 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. Chicken and chorizo isnít just for paella, itís great with pasta too!

Try using pancetta or chopped streaky bacon instead of chorizo.


  • 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


  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.

Nutritional information

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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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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