A healthy, quick and easy family meal, this combines ready-cooked chicken and wholewheat pasta in a cheesy sauce. Including little broccoli florets is a great way to encourage children to enjoy this super-nourishing vegetable as part of a five-a-day target.
Wholewheat pasta is a good source of complex carbohydrate and has a low GI value.
For some reason, I could not get my sauce to thicken, I ended up ditching it, and making up a basic white sauce as per normal (butter, flour, milk) and using that instead. Also, I think I'll cook my broccoli separately next time. - 19 Oct 2011
This recipe turned out fantastic! The whole family munched it down and requesting more! I don't normally make food at home, the family tend not to like it one way or another but this one was LOVED by ALL! As a newbie chef, it was relatively simple to follow except the bit about reusing the water! It would feed a lot more than 4 people but maybe because I added more pasta? The great thing about this recipe is, I could make it again without using precise weights which is fantastic! Thank you so much!**** 13-Oct-2015: Wow has it been that long?! Since then I've got married and help produce a baby! I still make this recipe to this day and my now wife adores it too! I'm making it again today - 04 Mar 2010
Very nice, simple dish, tasted absolutely delicious! Thumbs up from my guinea pigs! Perhaps I would have cooked the veg for less time, as they continued to cook whilst in the oven, and personally I like them a bit firmer, but otherwise definately one i'll repeat. - 21 Oct 2010