Easy Creamy Chicken Pasta Bake

Easy Creamy Chicken Pasta Bake - leftover chicken, smoky bacon and pasta coated in a simple 2 ingredient cheese sauce

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups leftover shredded chicken about 200g
  • 250 g dried macaroni pasta (see notes)
  • pinch of fine salt very small pinch!
  • 4 rashers smoked bacon roughly chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 300 ml pure cream
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 50 g fresh parmesan cheese grated
  • 40 g shredded mozzarella not fresh
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INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Pre heat oven to 180c ff / 355 f
  2. Cook pasta according to packet directions (I only add a very small pinch of salt to the water) minus 1 min, then drain & return to pot, adding 2 tsp of butter and stirring lightly to coat
  3. While pasta is cooking, place bacon in a small non-stick fry pan/skillet and fry for 6-8 mins, then add garlic and rosemary to pan & continue to fry for 1 min then remove pan from heat
  4. Add bacon mixture to cooked pasta & stir lightly to mix, then add cream & shredded parmesan to pasta, mixing to coat, then add chicken & mix again until incorporated
  5. Tip chicken and pasta mixture into an a baking dish, top with shredded mozzarella and bake uncovered for about 20 mins, or until peaks are lightly browned, then serve immediately

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