Creamy Chicken Pasta Bake

A delicious, quick and easy to make Creamy Chicken Pasta Bake recipe that my children love – it’s my youngest daughter’s favourite dinner!

If you’re looking for a quick and easy dinner idea for a cold night in, then this Creamy Chicken Pasta Bake is a great choice. It only takes 20 minutes to prep, and then it’s just a matter of waiting for your tasty bake to cook away in the oven.

As my kids got older they started to eat more, and this is a fabulous meal for filling up growing tummies. I starting adding a bit more pasta to help spread this dinner further. I sometimes add in a few extra veggies too.

This chicken bake doesn’t take long to prepare. Once you’ve browned the chicken, simply remove add add in the leek, garlic and bacon. Then you combine all the ingredients together. If you are in a hurry you could shred the meat off a BBQ chicken.

You can easily add additional ingredients to this meal. I like to add carrot, broccoli or cauliflower, then sprinkle with cheese and bake in the oven until it’s browned.

Freezing: This is a great meal to freeze and have on hand for when you aren’t well and don’t feel like cooking.

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Creamy Chicken Pasta Bake

  • Author: Katrina Springer
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 6

Ingredients

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  • 2 cups spiral pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 500g chicken breast, diced
  • 1 leek, washed and sliced
  • 4 short-cut bacon rashers, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 300ml sour cream
  • 2/3 cup frozen corn
  • 1 tablespoon chives, chopped
  • 1 cup tasty cheese, grated

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C, fan forced.
  2. Cook pasta following packet directions, drain and return to saucepan.
  3. In a large frying pan, heat oil over medium-high heat.
  4. Brown chicken. Transfer to bowl.
  5. Add leek, bacon and garlic to pan. Cook and stir for 3 minutes, or until leek has softened.
  6. Return chicken to pan. Stir in stock, simmer gently for 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  7. Stir in sour cream, corn and chives.
  8. Add chicken mixture to pasta. Stir to combine.
  9. Spoon pasta mixture into a 12-cup (3L) oven-proof dish.
  10. Sprinkle with cheese.
  11. Bake pasta bake in oven for 20-30 minutes or until golden. Serve.

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14 comments

Lisa Wright September 10, 2013 - 5:32 PM

THANKS FOR THIS RECIPE, IT was a huge hit in my house, even my fussy 4year old loved it. Definitely be making this again

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K-Lee November 8, 2013 - 6:43 AM

Made this again last night! It has become a staple in our household now. My husband insists upon it and always takes left-overs to work for lunch the next day! So delicious, thanks Kat! 🙂

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shane September 19, 2014 - 9:27 AM

do I need to cut up the leek?

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 19, 2014 - 10:13 AM

Yes Shane, i usually dice mine or thinly sliced whichever you prefer.

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Melissa June 18, 2015 - 5:38 PM

Huge hit with my 14 month old, 3 year old and myself! Now for hubby to get home to trial it! So happy to have a meal that we can all eat. I added extra veggies and it is delicious, thanks 🙂

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Kate - Kat's Assistant June 19, 2015 - 8:41 AM

Ooh so glad you all enjoyed it, Melissa! It is a yummy and easy meal to make, a real favouite with my family too. Hope hubby likes it.:)

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Amber Aussie Bubs July 11, 2016 - 3:09 PM

I felt like a bit of warm comfort food the other night and made this even though my hubby is not a big fan or pasta bakes. Well 2 servings later and a request for it for lunch the next day, plus my fussy kids ate it too! A new one to add to the rotation thank you!

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Hayley July 23, 2017 - 2:51 PM

Could i use philly instead of sour cream?
or even just cream? do you think>

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Bronwyn April 12, 2021 - 9:02 PM

Great recipe & will be making again! Loved by everyone including my picky almost 7 year old. The leek adds a delicious sweetness to the dish. Leftovers didn’t make it to the freezer! ?

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Tara April 24, 2021 - 5:55 PM

Delicious recipe! Will definitely make this again & again!

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife April 30, 2021 - 3:55 PM

So glad you liked it! Kat x

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Rosalie July 31, 2021 - 10:26 PM

Could I substitute the bacon with sliced or chopped mushrooms?

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife August 2, 2021 - 9:10 AM

Hi Rosalie, You can absolutely substitute bacon with mushrooms. Kat x

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JoJo March 16, 2022 - 6:49 AM

I thought I had ruined dinner and wasted all these ingredients because – Firstly when I put it all together it was so liquidy and I thought great it’s going to come out slop and secondly I thought it was liquidy because I used lactose free sour cream BUT NO IT WAS PERFECT!! Phew! Liquid soaked up And of course it tasted great. (Lactose free cheese on top of course too.)

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