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Chicken and Leek Pasta Bake

This easy mid-week meal is perfect for children and adults alike.  Make sure you use a good strong cheddar as this makes all the difference.


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Chicken and Leek Pasta Bake
 
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A good mid-week family meal that's easy to prepare and sure to be a hit with children.
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 4 small chicken breasts, diced
  • 175g / 7oz pasta spirals
  • 2 leeks, sliced
  • 25g / 1oz butter
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 300 ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 125g / 5oz extra mature cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 tbsp natural breadcrumbs
  • salt & pepper
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the grill.
  2. Heat the oil in a large non-stick pan and fry the chicken for five minutes.
  3. Add the leeks and cook over a low heat for 10 minutes covered.
  4. Meanwhile cook the pasta according to instructions.
  5. Melt the butter in a small pan and stir in the flour (a small whisk is often useful).
  6. Gradually add the milk off the heat and then bring to the boil stirring until thickened.
  7. Add half the cheese and seasoning and stir until melted.
  8. Put the chicken and pasta in an oven proof serving dish and pour over the sauce.
  9. Sprinkle over the rest of the cheese and breadcrumbs and grill for 2-3 minutes until golden.
  10. Serve with a mixed salad.

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  1. Maya Russell

    Leek is one of my favourite food to put into recipes like this. Thanks for the recipe.

    1. Camilla

      Me too:-)

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