Chicken & Chorizo Pasta With Peas

 

This dish ticks a lots of boxes. It’s hearty, it’s a one pot (minimal washing up), it’s quick to prep, it’s nutritious, it’s a family pleaser and it’s kind on your purse!

Ingredients 

Serves: 4-6

400g pasta (we used rigatoni)

1 onion chopped

2 garlic cloves crushed

200g cooking chorizo

400g cooked chicken breasts cut into chunks

400g chopped tomatoes

100g frozen peas

125g mozzarella

Pea shoots (optional – we think they make the dish look pretty)


Method 

Cook the pasta according to packet instructions.

Slice the chorizo into one cm pieces and colour in a pan with a tiny amount of oil. Set aside. The chorizo will have released a lovely rich oil.

Add the onion to the pan and soften for a few minutes before adding the garlic and chopped tomatoes. Season and simmer for ten minutes.

Add the chicken, reserved chorizo and frozen peas and cook for a further four minutes.

Drain and stir in the pasta then tear up the mozzarella and dot around the pasta. Finish with the pea shoots if you wish

 
Food & DrinkHope Marshall