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Chicken, Smoked Bacon & Tomato Pasta

Chicken, Smoked Bacon & Tomato Pasta

I'm always looking for recipes that use up leftover roast chicken from Sunday. Risotto's, pies and cobblers are always a good bet but this pasta dish is a firm favourite in this house.

The smoked paprika and streaky bacon give it a lovely robust flavour and it only takes about half an hour to make - perfect for busy Monday's. In fact if I'm being super organised I make the sauce on Sunday evening, then all I need to do is cook some pasta when we get in from swimming lessons.

If you didn't have bacon, chorizo would work well and I sometimes add in more veggies like courgettes and spinach for extra goodness. It's a great base recipe for you to add what you have in the fridge.

What do you do with your leftover roast chicken?


CHICKEN, SMOKED BACON AND TOMATO PASTA

| Serves: 4 | Prep Time: 5 Minutes | Cook Time: 15 Minutes | Total Time: 20 Minutes |


Ingredients:

  • 400g Pasta
  • 1 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic, chopped
  • 120g Streaky Bacon, chopped
  •  2 TBSP Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 TSP Chilli Flakes
  • 2 x 400g Tins Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 TSP Sugar
  • Leftover Roast Chicken, chopped into bite size pieces
  • Grated Parmesan to serve

Instructions:

  • Step 1: Bring a large pan of water to the boil and cook pasta following instructions.
  • Step 2: In a large frying pan, heat the oil then fry the onion, garlic and bacon for 5 minutes. Add the smoked paprika, chilli flakes, tomatoes and sugar and cook for 10 minutes to thicken sauce.
  • Step 3: Add in the roast chicken then toss through the drained cooked pasta.
  • Step 4: Serve with some grated parmesan.

| Author: Beth Sachs | Date: 18th August 2015 |



Comments

  1. Nice recipe. I like the bacon and great flavors from paprika and chillies. For leftover chicken, I like to stir fry them with lots of onion, season with dark soya sauce and sugar. Serve it with rice or noodles. I learn this from my mother, it's yummy. :)

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