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Creamy chicken and pumpkin pasta

10
9
9
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
45 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
30 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
A creamy sauce coats every morsel of this flavour-filled pasta dish made with chicken and roasted vegies.

Ingredients

skinless chicken breast

250 g, fat trimmed, thinly sliced

pumpkin

300 g, peeled, cut into 3cm pieces

cherry tomato

250 g, halved

pasta

160 g

olive oil

2 tsp

red onion

1 medium, thinly sliced

garlic

1 clove(s), crushed

cornflour

1 tbs

evaporated skim milk

375 ml

green olives, drained

6 individual, pitted, sliced

grated parmesan cheese

¼ cup(s)

oil spray

1 x 3 second spray(s)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 220°C or 200°C fan-forced. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Place pumpkin on prepared tray and lightly spray with oil. Bake for 20 minutes. Add tomatoes and bake for 10 minutes or until pumpkin is lightly browned and tomatoes soften.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a medium saucepan of boiling salted water, following packet instructions, or until just tender. Drain.
  3. Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer to a plate. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until softened. Return chicken to pan.
  4. Blend cornflour and a little evaporated milk in a jug. Stir in remaining milk. Add milk mixture to pan and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes or until sauce thickens slightly.
  5. Add the pasta, olives and roasted pumpkin and tomatoes to the sauce. Toss gently to combine. Serve pasta sprinkled with cheese.

Notes

TIP: You can use 400g can drained cannellini beans instead of the chicken.

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