Sunday, 9 August 2015

Chicken Tikka Pasta Bake

2 onions, chopped
1 courgette, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
3 cloves garlic, grated
1 package fromais frais/sour cream/cream cheese/creme fraiche
50 g cheddar, grated
100 g mozzarella, grated
2 chicken breasts
pasta shells
2 tbsp tikka curry powder


  1. Preheat oven to 180. Grease a baking dish.
  2. Sprinkle 1 tbsp of tikka powder over the chicken and mix around to coat it. 
  3. Bake the chicken in the greased dish in the preheated oven for 30 mins until fully cooked through. Add a bit of water to the dish and cover with foil prior to cooking. 
  4. While the chicken is cooking, chop up all the veg. 
  5. Add some oil to a large saucepan. Add the veg and remaining tikka powder and sauté for 10 mins until soft. 
  6. Cook pasta according to directions.
  7. Add the cream cheese (or whatever you're using) to the vegetable mixture and stir until it's melted and fully coating the veg. You may need a little water to thin it down a bit.
  8. Add the cheddar cheese to the veg mix and stir in. Heat through til cheese melts.
  9. When the chicken is cooked, chop it up into bitesize pieces and add to veg mixture, stir in.
  10. Add the pasta to the mixture and allow mixture to fully heat up again.
  11. Pour the mixture into a greased baking dish, top with the mozzarella and bake in the oven for 15 mins until cheese is browned and bubbling. 

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