Creamy Chicken and Pumpkin Pasta (Ww)

Total Time
45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

From Everyday Gourmet hosted by Justine Schofield (an Australian Masterchef finalist) and guest cook Lucy Kelly from Weight Watches.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 220C or 200C fan forced.
  2. Line a baking tray with baking paper and place pumpkin on prepared tray and lightly spray with oil and then bake for 20 minutes and then add tomatoes and bake for a further 10 minutes or until pumpkin is lightly browned and tomatoes softened.
  3. Meanwhile cook the pasta in a medium saucepan of boiling salted water, following packet instructions, or until just tender and then drain.
  4. Heat oil in a non stick frying pan over medium-high heat and add the chicken and cook stirring for 5 minutes or until lightly browned and then transfer to a plate.
  5. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring for 5 minutes or until softened and then return chicken to the pan.
  6. Blend cornflour and a little evaporated milk in a jug and stir in remaining milk and then add this milk mixture to the pan and bring to the boil, reduce heat to low and simmer stirring occasionally for 3 minutes or until sauce thickens slightly.
  7. Add the cooked pasta, olives and roasted pumpkin and tomatoes to the sauce and toss gently to combine and serve pasta sprinkled with cheese.
Most Helpful

5 5

I forgot to add the Parmesan cheese until I read Sydney Mike's review just now! I'll add that to leftovers tomorrow ~ I added a sprinkling of red pepper flakes to my butternut squash before roasting, and it gave the dish a nice zing of heat ~ LOVED the sweetness of the squash, and the brininess of the olives! I salted/peppered a whole chicken breast, cooked it, then cooled it just enough to slice before adding it back to the sauce/pasta, garnished with fresh basil! Made for Summer Photo Tag 2012.

3 5

Sorry Pat, but I thought this was just okay even though I'd cooked the pumpkin in spices and used flavoured chicken sausages, it needed a bit more flavour for me, maybe some basil, oregano or the like would give it a punchier flavour.

5 5

Very much enjoyed this pasta dish, with its nice combo of flavors! Particularly liked the roasted pumpkin & the green olives! I did prefer it without the Parmesan cheese, but my other half poured it on! A keeper of a recipe, for sure! Thanks for sharing it! [Made & reviewed in Went to the Market recipe tag]