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4.75 from 8 votes

Chicken and Leek Pasta Bake

A good mid-week family meal that's easy to prepare and sure to be a hit with children.
Course Main
Cuisine British
Keyword bake, comfort food, Pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author Camilla Hawkins


  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 4 small chicken breasts diced
  • 200 g / 7 oz pasta spirals
  • 2 leeks sliced
  • 25 g / 1oz butter
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 300 ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 140 g / 5oz extra mature cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 tbsp natural breadcrumbs
  • salt & pepper


  • Pre-heat the grill.
  • Heat the oil in a large non-stick pan and fry the chicken for five minutes.
  • Add the leeks and cook over a low heat for 10 minutes covered.
  • Meanwhile cook the pasta according to instructions.
  • Melt the butter in a small pan and stir in the flour to form a roux and cook for 1 minute (a small whisk is useful).
  • Gradually add the milk off the heat and then bring to the boil stirring until thickened.
  • Add half the cheese and seasoning and stir until melted.
  • Put the chicken and pasta in an oven proof serving dish and pour over the sauce.
  • Sprinkle over the rest of the cheese and breadcrumbs and grill for 2-3 minutes until golden.
  • Serve with a mixed salad.