Herby Creamy Tomato Chicken and Bacon Penne
with Spinach and Cheddar
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Mature Cheddar Cheese
Diced Chicken Breast
(Contains Cereals containing gluten)
Chicken Stock Paste
Not included in your delivery
Water for the Sauce
Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil with 0.5 tsp salt for the penne.
Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press).
Grate the Cheddar.
Heat a drizzle of oil in a large frying pan on medium-high heat.
Once hot, add the diced chicken and season with salt and pepper. Fry until golden brown on the outside and cooked through, 8-10 mins. IMPORTANT: Wash your hands and equipment after handling raw chicken and its packaging. It's cooked when no longer pink in the middle.
Halfway through frying, add the bacon lardons to the pan and cook for the remaining amount of time, 4-5 mins. IMPORTANT: Cook bacon thoroughly.
Once cooked, stir in the garlic and mixed herbs. Cook for 1 min more.
Meanwhile, when your pan of water is boiling, add the penne and bring back to the boil. Cook until tender, 12 mins.
Once cooked, drain in a colander and pop back in the pan. Drizzle with oil and stir through to stop it sticking together.
Add the passata, chicken stock paste, sugar and water for the sauce (see pantry for both amounts) to the chicken.
Bring to a boil, then turn the heat down and simmer until slightly thickened, 5-6 mins.
Once thickened, stir in the spinach a handful at a time until wilted and piping hot, 2-3 mins.
Once the spinach has wilted, stir through the creme fraiche and Cheddar.
Add the cooked pasta and season to taste with salt and pepper, then stir to combine.
When ready, share the chicken and bacon pasta between your bowls.
Step 2 MOD: If you’ve chosen to add bacon lardons to your meal, add them to the pan halfway through frying the chicken. Stir-fry until golden, 4-5 mins, then continue as instructed. IMPORTANT: Wash your hands and equipment after handling raw meat. Cook bacon thoroughly.