A family-friendly Thermomix Creamy Chicken & Bacon Pasta Bake... the perfect midweek meal!

Thermomix Creamy Chicken & Bacon Pasta Bake

A family-friendly Thermomix Creamy Chicken & Bacon Pasta Bake... the perfect midweek meal!
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Course: Dinner, main meal
Cuisine: pasta, pasta bake
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6 serves

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, halved
  • 100 g bacon rashers, halved
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 20 g olive oil
  • 380 g chicken breast, chopped into 3cm cubes
  • 1 tsp chicken stock powder (or 1 tablespoon homemade stock)
  • 500 g boiling water
  • 300 ml cream
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 250 g small pasta (ie. penne, spirals)
  • 300 g frozen peas or corn
  • 1 cup grated cheeses (mozzarella, cheddar, parmesan etc)

Instructions

  • Place the onion and bacon rashers into the Thermomix bowl and chop for 3 seconds, Speed 6. 
  • Add the minced garlic and olive oil and saute 4 minutes, 100 degrees, Speed 1. 
  • Add the chopped chicken breast, chicken stock, boiling water, cream, chopped tomatoes to the Thermomix bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Do not go past the 'fill' line. 
  • Cook 5 minutes, Reverse Speed 1, 100 degrees (no MC but place the rice basket over the top to stop splatters). 
  • Add the pasta and cook for a further 15 minutes, Reverse, Speed 1, 100 degrees (the sauce will be quite thick). 
  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees celsius (fan-forced). 
  • Pour the pasta into a baking dish and stir through 300g frozen peas or corn. 
  • Top with 1 cup grated cheese. 
  • Bake 200 degrees (fan-forced), 15 minutes or until golden.