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Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Pasta Bake

An easy and cheesy chicken and broccoli pasta bake with a crispy breadcrumb topping. Perfect for busy weeknights, I guarantee the whole family will love this hearty and filling pasta bake recipe!
Course Pasta
Cuisine British, Italian
Keyword chicken and broccoli pasta bake, chicken pasta bake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 684kcal
Author Beth Sachs

Ingredients

  • 50 g Butter
  • 2 Garlic Cloves chopped
  • 1 Chicken Breast chopped
  • 3 Bacon Rashers chopped (I use smoked bacon)
  • 50 g Plain Flour
  • 600 ml Milk
  • 200 g Cheddar grated
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Pesto
  • 200 g Pasta
  • 1 Broccoli broken into florets
  • Salt and Pepper

For the topping

  • 4 tablespoon Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoon Parmesan grated
  • 1 teaspoon Thyme dried

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200°c (180 fan/ 400F/ Gas 6).
  • Bring a pan of salted water to the boil and cook the pasta until al dente. Add the broccoli florets for the last 3 minutes of cooking. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large pan melt the butter, then add the garlic, bacon and chicken and fry for a couple of minutes until the chicken changes colour. Stir in the flour and cook out for 2 minutes. Gradually stir in the milk and simmer until the sauce thickens. You will need to stir the sauce continuously to prevent it from becoming lumpy.
  • Take the sauce off the heat and stir in the grated cheddar, pesto and mustard, along with some salt and pepper. Add the cooked pasta and broccoli to the sauce and stir to coat.
  • Pour the pasta mix into an ovenproof dish.
  • Mix together the topping ingredients and sprinkle over the top of the pasta bake.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden and bubbling.

Notes

The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but we have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.
Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Pasta Bake
Amount per Serving
Calories
684
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
33
g
51
%
Saturated Fat
 
14
g
88
%
Cholesterol
 
127
mg
42
%
Sodium
 
619
mg
27
%
Potassium
 
906
mg
26
%
Carbohydrates
 
60
g
20
%
Fiber
 
5
g
21
%
Sugar
 
10
g
11
%
Protein
 
39
g
78
%
Vitamin A
 
1486
IU
30
%
Vitamin C
 
110
mg
133
%
Calcium
 
555
mg
56
%
Iron
 
4
mg
22
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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