Midweek Meal: How to make herby chicken, tomato and pasta bake
We all have those never-ending days where nothing seems to go to plan – you spilled coffee on your shirt, your laptop froze for two hours, your neighbour's kids are screaming the house down, and the last thing you want to do when 6 o’clock rolls around is don an apron and get cooking.
That’s where this simple, fool-proof recipe comes into play. Not only is it super quick and easy to put together, but it’s also absolutely delicious and the perfect hearty meal to get you through the evening when all you want to do is sit down with some tasty comfort food.
So give it a go — you won’t regret it!
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
4 tbsp garlic and herb cream cheese
600g chicken fillets, without the skin
½ tbsp oil
1 tbsp breadcrumbs
250g cherry tomatoes
Rocket or mixed salad, to serve
Pasta of choice, cooked per the instructions to serve
Preheat the oven to 200°C / 400°F / Gas mark 6.
Spread the cheese over all of the 4 chicken fillets.
Sprinkle over the breadcrumbs and place in a baking dish.
Toss the cherry tomatoes in the oil and season well with salt and pepper then tip into the dish with the chicken.
Bake for 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked, pierce into the thickest part of the fillet to check it is cooked through, the juices will run clear if they are done.
Mix everything with the cooked and drained pasta and a rocket or mixed salad.