About this recipe:Delicious and easy midweek meal. Chicken with broccoli, leek and pasta in a cream of chicken sauce made from Heinz soup. A firm family favourite in our household which is ecomonical to make. Easy to double up and prepare in advance. Heinz soup has many other uses than just what is says on the tin.
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Method Prep:15min › Cook:40min › Ready in:55min
Cook the pasta in a large pan of salted water until al dente. Drain and set aside.
Put the broccoli in a bowl and just cover with water. Microwave for 3 minutes. Drain.
Meanwhile, heat a pan with some olive oil and and pan fry the leek until softened. Add the chicken and cook over low heat until no longer pink. Add the garlic and cook for another minute Add the herbs and pepper. Mix well.
Now add the drained broccoli and Heinz soup. Bring to the boil. Turn down to a simmer and cook gently for 5-10 minutes. Add the cheese and pasta. Mix well and place into a baking dish. Sprinkle over the breadcrumbs if using.
Cover with foil and cook in a moderate oven (180 C / Gas 4) for 30 minutes. Remove foil and continue to cook for another 10 minutes. Serve.
If you want to make ahead - at the end of stage 4, allow to cool, cover with foil and place in the fridge until required. Remove from the fridge about 1/2 hour before baking.
A lovely meal and easy to make. I halved most of ingredients because made it for 2 and a toddler. Used whole tin of soup though so would recommend getting a second tin if making it for 4 because there was only just enough sauce for 2. - 03 Feb 2013
Beautiful empty plates all round, which is rare in,our house with 4 fussy kids
I tweaked it slightly, I added som Parmesan , instead of breadcrumbs I added crisps which was yum
TIP....I always coat chicken in plain flour, it makes the chicken soft and juicy - 26 Aug 2013
This was very nice and so easy to make and although I made several ingredient changes (mainly to use up some fresh ingredients I had) it clearly proves itself as a fantastic base that can easily be adjusted to suit your own tastes, although there is absolutely nothing wrong with the original!
I did not use broccoli, but instead added a yellow pepper, mushrooms, twice the amount of garlic (as we love it) and topped with about a dozen whole cherry tomatoes and panko breadcrumbs. Following the advice of other reviewers I also used two cans of soup and this worked perfectly, one tin would have probably been too little. The clean plates all round spoke volumes, thank for posting this, we will certainly be using it again! - 21 Jun 2015