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Dinner Chicken and Chorizo Pasta Bake
For a traditional dish with a delightful blend of Spanish cuisine

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Prep Time:

10 min

Cooking Time:

40 min

For a traditional dish with a delightful blend of Spanish cuisine, our chicken and chorizo pasta recipe is an easy way to feed the family come dinner time.

How To Make Chicken and Chorizo Pasta Bake

Whether you’re preparing for a sit-down meal with a few guests or looking to make an easy weekday dinner, learn how to make the perfect spicy chicken and chorizo pasta bake today to satisfy those carb cravings. If you are looking to indulge a little, this chorizo pasta bake would pair nicely with Cabernet Sauvignon wine. 

What you'll need:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped finely
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • ½ tsp of grounded black pepper
  • 3 sliced boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 200g chorizo sausage
  • 300g penne pasta


  1. Start by preheating the oven to 180⁰. While it’s heating, slice your 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts into even chunks.
  2. In a large frying pan, add onion, oil, garlic and pepper on a high heat. Cook until the onion is soft.
  3. Next, add the sliced chicken. Once sealed, remove from the heat, and leave in the pan to one side.
  4. Using the chopping board, finely slice your chorizo into small slices and set to one side.
  5. Boil your pasta for two minutes less than is stated on the packaging (the pasta will continue cooking when in the oven, so it’s best to leave it slightly harder than usual before baking it).
  6. Drain your pasta but make sure to keep a small amount of the pasta water – this allows you the option to reduce the thickness of the sauce later, if needed.
  7. Combine your pasta and meat with your choice of sauce into an ovenproof dish, tomato works well. Mix together to ensure the pasta has been covered by the sauce and all ingredients have been mixed in together.
  8. Remove from the oven and leave to stand for ten minutes – your chicken and chorizo pasta bake is now ready to eat!


Now your chorizo chicken pasta is complete, it’s time to serve. Prepare on its own as a classic flavour filled dish or pair up with some tasty garlic bread – perfect for a family feed or for impressing guests. Find everything you need for your chicken and chorizo pasta bake recipe from your nearest convenience store. Loving our recipes? For more exciting recipes, tips, deals and competitions, sign up to our E-newsletter.

*Recipe adapted from Foodista, licensed under CC BY 3.0.