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Tomato & mozzarella chicken bake

7
6
6
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
30 min
Prep
5 min
Cook
25 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
Pasta’s a midweek staple for a reason and this delicious take on it brings it to the next level

Ingredients

Calorie controlled cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Chicken breast, skinless, raw

4 medium

Garlic

2 clove(s), crushed

Tinned Tomatoes

1 can(s), large, crushed slightly using the back of a spoon

Tomato Purèe

1 tablespoons, level

Dried Mixed Herbs

1 teaspoons

Chilli flakes

¼ teaspoons, level

White pasta, dry

160 g, tagliatelle

Light Mozzarella

1 ball(s), cut into four equal slices

Basil, fresh

4 leaf/leaves, to serve

Instructions

  1. Mist a large nonstick ovenproof frying pan with cooking spray and set over a medium heat. Season the chicken all over and cook for 10 minutes, turning once, until cooked through and golden. Transfer the chicken to a plate.
  2. Add the garlic to the pan and cook for 1 minute until fragrant. Stir in the plum tomatoes, sundried tomato purée, mixed herbs, chilli flakes and 75ml cold water. Season well and bring the sauce to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes, until the sauce has thickened.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the pasta to pack instructions, then drain and set aside.
  4. Heat the grill to high. Return the chicken to the frying pan and spoon over the sauce. Top each fillet with 1 mozzarella slice, then transfer the pan to the grill. Cook for 2 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  5. Divide the tagliatelle between plates, top with the chicken and tomato sauce, then serve garnished with the fresh basil leaves.