Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Cheesy Chicken Pasta

Serves 4
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes


2 tbsp olive oil
1 onion chopped
450 gm chicken mince
2 garlic cloves - crushed
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp paprika
1 tbsp flour
250 courgettes - sliced
150 ml tomato juice
400 gm can chopped tomatoes
1 tbsp chopped fresh oregano
250 gm pasta shapes
125 gm Gruyere cheese - grated


Heat oil in a frying pan and fry onion for 5 minutes until softened. Add mince chicken and garlic and stir-fry for 3 minutes. Add cinnamon, paprika and flour and cook for 2 minutes. Add courgettes, tomato juice, chopped tomatoes and oregano and season. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook pasta shapes in a large pan of salted water for 10 minutes or according to pack instructions. Drain and mix with the sauce.

Transfer to a gratin dish and top with Gruyere cheese. Place under a pre-heated grill for 2-3 minutes, until golden and bubbling.

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