Quick creamy chicken pasta Recipe

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serves:

4

Skill:

easy

Cost:

cheap

Prep:

5 min

Cooking:

20 min

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 370 kCal 19%
Fat 5g 7%
  -  Saturates 1g 5%
Salt 1.1g 18%

This quick creamy chicken pasta takes only 25 mins to rustle up. This dish also uses a great cheat which will save on time as well as money – tinned soup. The tinned mushroom soup makes a delicious, thick mushroom sauce for your chicken pasta dish. Add chopped mushrooms and a handful or two of spinach to get some of your 5-a-day in there too. This recipe serves 4 people and is the perfect midweek option for the whole family. A portion of this speedy pasta works out at only 370 calories per serving making it a great option if you’re counting calories too. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight Tupperware in the fridge for up to 2 days. Reheat thoroughly before serving again.

Ingredients

  • Pasta shapes, about 50g (2oz) per person
  • 4 boneless and skinless chicken breasts, chopped
  • Handful of fresh mushrooms, sliced (optional)
  • 1 x 295g tin cream of mushroom soup
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • Fresh parsley to garnish

Method

  • Boil a large pan of water, add the pasta shapes and cook according to packet instructions.

  • Meanwhile, fry the chicken until they’re cooked right through. If you’re using fresh mushrooms, put them in with the chicken for the last couple of minutes.

  • At the same time, heat the tin of mushroom soup on the hob until it’s nearly boiling.

  • Drain the pasta and put it back in the pan. Add the chicken and mushrooms, then pour the hot mushroom soup over the top.

  • Season with salt and pepper, sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve.

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Top tip: When cooking pasta, the pan must be large enough for the water to remain at a good rolling boil so the pasta moves around as it cooks, preventing it from sticking together.