Chicken and Leek Pasta Bake

This easy mid-week meal is perfect for children and adults alike.ย  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.
Serves: 4
  • 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
  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. Martina Evans

    This sounds delightful, would love to give this a try!

  2. Paul Wilson

    Just the thing for the cold days coming up.

  3. tiggerific1973

    Another one I know my family would love! Thank you x

    1. Camilla

      One of my daughter’s favourites:-)

  4. Jane Davies

    I also love leeks (and I’m Welsh :D)
    I love my leeks wraps in ham and cooked in a cheesy sauce !

  5. Maya Russell

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

    1. Camilla

      Me too:-)

  6. Anne Dalzell

    this looks so tasty, going to make this for my little boy as he isn’t well at the moment, thanks

    1. Camilla

      I’m sure he’ll love it my daughter does and she’s off sick too today. Hope he feels better soon!

  7. Paul Wilson

    Just right for this weather.

    1. Paul Wilson

      I should take my own advice and make this now.

  8. Elizabeth

    MMm proper comfort food, this! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. bev

    Love leeks!

  10. bev

    Leeks and cheese – lovely together!

  11. Herbert Appleby

    this look like it would be good for a picnic as well!!

  12. Ursula Hunt

    very tasty

  13. Michelle Kinsey

    I love chicken and leek pie, but the pastry isn’t as good for me as I’d like lol! Definitely going to give this ago, which has too be so much healthier but not compromising on taste. My little boy is obsessed with pasta too, so maybe he’ll try something new too x thanks

    1. Camilla

      Great, my daughter loves this dish so hopefully your son will too:-)

  14. Helena

    I just know my daughter will love this …. Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ˜›

  15. glenn hutton

    Sounds delicious, will give this a go…

  16. glenn hutton

    Looks amazing, will try this one!

  17. Daniela James

    My kids loved that!

  18. sandra bald

    This recipe looks great. Shall put on our weekly menu for next week. Thanks for sharing:)

    1. Camilla

      One of my daughter’s favourites:-)

  19. A Lynch

    love chicken and leek they go well together

  20. Susan Joyce Rogers

    This recipie sounds lovely ,and quite easy to make

  21. Lisa Troccoli

    This is right up my street and very easy to make which is my top reason to make something! Great recipe x

  22. Ursula Hunt

    Great warming dish in this cold weather, easy to prepare and nutritous

  23. Ursula Hunt

    Great for using leftover chicken

  24. Lisa Williams

    I know what I am having for tea ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Paul Wilson

    Chicken and Leek go together so well.

  26. Maya Russell

    Simple, easy and looks delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

  27. zbody

    I love this , for me leek needs strong flavours with it, as it has always had a slightly soapy taste when I have had it as an individual vegetable. I love it though as an ingredient in other dishes

  28. Heather Haigh

    Hubby loves this.

  29. Annie Costa

    Just made this dish and am deffo going to make it again,the flavors are superb and its so simple.

  30. prisebero

    Mmmm been looking for a good chicken and leek recipe for ages – so happy to have stumbled upon yr blog, so many delicious recipes – gets me excited!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Camilla

      Do you know I’d forgotten about this dish which is one of my daughter’s favourites, thank you for reminding me about again:-)

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