Pesto Chicken, Smoked Ham and Pea Pasta BakeI went into my new Waitrose store yesterday and picked up some fantastic bargains - I think I will be shopping there every Tuesday! Not only the cooked pesto chicken and gorgeous smoked ham for this recipe, but also 200g blueberries for 65p and 150g Blackcurrants for 80p - A Summer Berry Loaf to come I think!!
On to this recipe, well it's not really a recipe, I just made it up as I went along, and it was fantastic. Hubby's Brother strategically called around just as I was serving up, so he stayed for a nibble too -and loved it. We also used some fresh garden peas from the allotment.
350g Cooked Pesto Chicken fillets, chopped
150g Smoked Ham, chopped
150g Fresh Peas - from the allotment!!!
Small red onion, chopped
Handful of Parmesan
Step 1: Cook pasta according to packet and add peas for last minute of cooking, drain and reserve
Step 2: Meanwhile, melt butter and fry onion until soft, add flour and stir for 1 minute, then gradually add milk. Bring to the boil to thicken then take off heat and add cheese, chicken, ham, peas and pasta
Step 3: Tip into oven proof dish , sprinkle with Parmesan and grill for 5 minutes