Chicken and chorizo pasta recipe

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serves: 4
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 5 min
Cooking: 15 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 463 kCal 23%
Fat 18g 26%
Carbohydrates 23g 23%
  -  of which Sugars 5g 6%
Protein 51g 102%
Salt 4.2g 70%
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  • Our chicken and chorizo pasta has to be one of our favourite pasta dishes. It's so easy to make and is just bursting with heaps of flavour thanks to the chorizo and the rich tomato sauce.

    Chicken and chorizo pasta is full of flavour and perfect for a speedy week-night supper. Juicy chicken pieces and spicy chorizo blend beautifully with the basil-infused tomato sauce. Choose chunky pasta shapes like penne or farfalle to trap the sauce, and serve with lashings of grated Parmesan cheese.

    This chorizo pasta dish only takes 5 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook, which makes it the ideal mid-week dinner that’s quick and easy and the kids will love it too.

    If you’re catering for more than 4 people, we’d recommend doubling the ingredients, that way you’re sure to have leftovers for the lunch the next day too. Chicken and chorizo isn’t just for paella, it’s great with pasta too! Why not serve with our easy-to-make homemade garlic bread?


    • 3 skinless and boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
    • 400g pasta
    • 1tbsp vegetable oil
    • 100g cooking chorizo, sliced
    • 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
    • Basil, finely chopped
    • Parmesan, grated


    • Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions.

    • Meanwhile, heat the vegetable oil in a large frying pan. Fry the chorizo for 5 mins.

    • Add the chicken pieces to the chorizo and fry for another 5 mins.

    • Add the tomatoes and basil to the chicken and chorizo. Simmer for 5 mins.

    • Drain the pasta and toss in the sauce. Serve with grated parmesan.

    Top tip for making Chicken and chorizo pasta

    Try using pancetta or chopped streaky bacon instead of chorizo - the smokey, salty flavour will work wonders with the chicken and rich tomato sauce.

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