Creamy Tomato & Chicken Penne
A penne for your thoughts? Well, we’re thinking of tender chicken and pasta in a rich and creamy pink sauce. With carrot for goodness, and a scattering of grated Parmesan cheese, this is the simple, yet tasty bowl of your (and our) dreams!
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(Contains Gluten; May be present Soy, traces of egg. )
garlic & herb seasoning
(Contains Soy; )
chicken-style stock powder
grated Parmesan cheese
(Contains Milk; )
baby spinach leaves
Not included in your delivery
• Boil the kettle. Pour boiling water into a large saucepan with a pinch of salt. • Add penne to the boiling water and cook, over high heat, until 'al dente', 10 minutes. • Reserve some pasta water (1/2 cup for 2 people / 1 cup for 4 people), then drain and return penne to the saucepan. • Meanwhile, grate carrot.
TIP: 'Al dente' pasta is cooked through but still slightly firm in the centre. Little cooks: Older kids can help add the pasta to the saucepan under adult supervision. Be careful, the water is boiling.
• In a large frying pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil over high heat. When oil is hot, cook diced chicken and carrot, tossing occasionally, until browned and cooked through, 5-6 minutes. • Add tomato paste (see ingredients) and garlic & herb seasoning and cook until fragrant, 1-2 minutes.
• Reduce heat to low, then add plant-based cream (see ingredients), chicken-style stock powder, cooked penne, baby spinach leaves, a splash of reserved pasta water and half the grated Parmesan cheese to the chicken. Stir until warmed through, 1-2 minutes. Season to taste.
TIP: If the sauce looks too thick, stir through a splash more reserved pasta water to loosen.
• Divide creamy tomato and chicken penne between bowls. • Top with remaining Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!
Little cooks: Kids can add the finishing touch by sprinkling the cheese on top