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