Recipe

Creamy chicken, bacon, pea and spinach pasta

The kids and adults will lovely this creamy pasta dish... and so will the chef as it only takes 25 minutes to get on the table.

  • 15 mins preparation
  • 10 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Ingredients

Creamy chicken, bacon, pea and spinach pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 175 gram pack rindless shortcut bacon, chopped
  • 1 brown onion, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 3/4 cup thickened cream
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 small barbecued chicken, shredded
  • 100 gram baby spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup finely grated parmesan
  • 375 gram fusilli or other pasta of choice

Method

Creamy chicken, bacon, pea and spinach pasta
  • 1
    Heat oil in a medium saucepan on high. Cook bacon and onion for 4-5 minutes or until onion is tender.
  • 2
    Add peas, cream and stock and bring to the boil, stirring. Reduce heat and simmer for 4-5 minutes or until reduced and thickened slightly. Season to taste. Add chicken, spinach and parmesan, stirring to combine.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, cook fusilli in a large saucepan of boiling water according to pack instructions. Drain well. Return to pan.
  • 4
    Toss sauce through pasta and serve.

Notes

If you prefer a lighter version, use light evaporated milk in place of cream.

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