Recipe

Cheese, chicken and broccoli pasta grill

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins preparation
  • 15 mins cooking
Cheese, Chicken and Broccoli Pasta Grill

Ingredients

Cheese, chicken and broccoli pasta grill
  • 250 gram penne
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 60 gram butter
  • 2 tablespoon plain flour
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2 cup (500ml) milk
  • 300 gram cooked chicken, shredded
  • 1/2 cup (60g) grated tasty cheese
  • 1/3 cup (25g) grated parmesan
  • 1/4 cup (15g) fresh breadcrumbs

Method

Cheese, chicken and broccoli pasta grill
  • 1
    Cook penne in a large saucepan of boiling, salted water according to packet directions. Add broccoli for last 4 minutes of cooking. Drain.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, melt half of butter in a saucepan on medium heat. Add flour and cayenne and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Whisk in milk and cook, stirring, for 4 minutes or until sauce thickens and is starting to boil.
  • 3
    Combine penne, broccoli, white sauce, chicken and tasty cheese and season to taste. Spoon into a 10-cup ovenproof dish. Melt remaining butter and combine with parmesan and breadcrumbs. Sprinkle over pasta mixture. Place dish under a preheated hot grill for 2-3 minutes or until top is golden and crisp. Serve hot or warm.

Notes

Prepare this dish ahead without grilling, then reheat for 15 minutes in a preheated oven set at 190°C/170°C fan-forced. To finish, pop it under a hot grill so the top becomes golden and crisp.