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Chicken and Chorizo Pasta Bake

Chicken Chorizo Pasta Bake is a crowd-pleasing favourite! Easy to throw together, full of flavour and ready in under 45 minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 818kcal
Author: Carrie Carvalho


  • A large oven-safe frying pan or shallow casserole dish


  • 350 grams dried pasta shapes I use penne, rigatoni or fusilli
  • 100 grams cured chorizo sausage sliced
  • 2 chicken breasts or 4 thighs
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 red, yellow or orange pepper sliced into strips
  • 2 cloves garlic diced
  • 400 grams tin chopped tomatoes
  • 400 grams tin cherry tomatoes or another tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 250 grams mozzarella
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • fresh basil to garnish
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • Preheat your oven to 200°c/180 fan/400f/gas mark 6.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to boil and cook the pasta until just al-dente (about 1 minute less than the packet instructions). Drain and set aside.
  • While the pasta is cooking, heat the oil in a large oven-safe frying pan or shallow casserole dish. Add the onion and chorizo and cook for 2-3 minutes to let the chorizo release its flavour-packed oil.
  • Slice the chicken into thin strips and add to the pan with the paprika, oregano and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Fry for 2 minutes to brown the chicken, then stir in the garlic and peppers and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Pour over the tomatoes and stir well, then bring to a simmer. Add salt and pepper to taste if desired.
  • Take off the heat and stir in the pasta - make sure everything is well combined.
  • Tear the mozzarella into pieces and scatter over the top.
  • Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until golden and bubbling.
  • Scatter over fresh basil to serve.


Calories: 818kcal | Carbohydrates: 83g | Protein: 57g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 137mg | Sodium: 1105mg | Potassium: 1268mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 2065IU | Vitamin C: 60mg | Calcium: 425mg | Iron: 5mg