Spicy Chicken and Vegetable Pasta Bake

Spicy tomato sauce with aubergine, red and yellow peppers, red onion and pasta. Topped with Gruyere cheese and grated mozzarella and baked in the oven.

Spicy Chicken and Vegetable Pasta Bake

And a salad of leaves, red onion, tomato, cucumber, olives and feta cheese.



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Ingredients
Vegetable oil
2 Chicken Breast Fillets, slice then put to one side.
2 Red Onions
1 Aubergine
1 Red Bell Pepper
1 Yellow Bell Pepper
750ml Jar of Crushed Tomatoes with Garlic (available from almost any supermarket)
Grated Cheese of Your Choice.
You can add whatever else you like - this is all I had in the fridge at the time.

Method
Cut all the vegetables and onions into bite size chunks.  Brown the onions in a little oil in large frying pan until they started to soften. Then add the peppers and fry until they soften a little.

Now add the aubergine to the pan. When that has began to soften, remove all the vegetables from the pan and put to one side.

Add the sliced chicken breast - you might need a little more oil at this stage. Brown the chicken a little, until it's almost cooked through, then put the vegetables back in.
Now pour half of the jar of crushed tomato and garlic sauce. 

Don't pour the whole jar in at once as you don't want this mixture to be too wet or it won't be nice. I ended up using very nearly all of it. The amount you need will depend on how much veg you have used. Season with a little salt and pepper to taste.

I then added 2 tablespoons of Turkish Red Pepper Sauce for the spiciness but you can add chili powder or dried chili flakes, or whatever you fancy.

Cook on a low heat until the chicken is cooked right through. Then transfer to a non stick dish that can go into the oven. I topped mine with grated Gruyere cheese and grated mozzarella and baked in the oven. You can use whatever cheese you fancy.

Cover with foil and bake for about 30 minutes on 180C /350F / Gas 4
Then remove the foil and turn the oven up to 200C / 400F / Gas 6 For approx 15 minutes - or until piping hot.

2 comments

  1. Looks delicious - and your salads are very tempting.

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  2. That looks delicious Jan. I made a lovely salad tonight with some fennel, red onion and oranges. Look for it soon! (it was fab!) All this sunshine has got me into a salad mood!

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Cheers
Jan




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