Lavishly Creamy Garlic Chicken & Bacon Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes & Piccolo Basil

  Lavishly Creamy Garlic Chicken & Bacon Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes & Piccolo Basil for Dinner Tonight. I threw my back out earlier lifting the baby & fancied something very easy & quick to prepare with minimum effort but filling & satisfying too. Pasta is my ultimate comfort food when I’m feeling sorry for myself & this was so quick to throw together only 9pp or 1pp on F&H if you use fresh chicken 3pp if you use Precooked like I did here. I don’t usually use Precooked chicken for dinners, I normally use fresh but I accidentally defrosted a whole bag yesterday & it turned out for the best as it made this super easy & delicious when I needed something simple!  180g Cooked Wholewheat Spaghetti 

85g Precooked Chicken Pieces 

2 Bacon Medallions Chopped 

1 Shallot Diced

4/5 Cherry Tomatoes 

1 Garlic Clove

30g Lightest Philadelphia 

Salt & Pepper 

Fresh Piccolo Basil Leaves  Prepare the Spaghetti according to packet instructions. Meanwhile lightly fry the chopped bacon pieces in sprayoil & set aside. Soften the diced shallot in the same pan & add the chicken & bacon back in to heat through for a few minutes. Add the halved cherry tomatoes at the last minute. Crush in the garlic clove & fry for 30 seconds (garlic will burn & go bitter if cooked for too long) Add in the Philadelphia cream cheese & several tbsp of the pasta cooking water to soften it down to a sauce. Season well with black pepper & salt & toss through the piccolo basil leaves just before serving. Serve immediately & enjoy!

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4 thoughts on “Lavishly Creamy Garlic Chicken & Bacon Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes & Piccolo Basil

  1. This looks so delicious! Just wanted to ask you about the points. So it’s 1pp on F&H but why is it 3pp if using precooked chicken?

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    • Thanks so much Val glad you like it. Fresh chicken is pure chicken but Precooked frozen pieces that you buy & defrost can often have additives like tapioca starch which the bag I used did. Just check whichever brand you use & if it’s chicken you have Precooked yourself it’s obviously still only 1pp. I hope this helps šŸ™‚

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