I decided that I needed more room on my cookbook shelf so ruthlessly went through my magazines and cut out lots of recipes before tossing the mags out. I now have more room on my shelf for new magazines and lots more recipes to try in the Ugly Binder. Because I was being (somewhat) organised at the time I even managed to write the name and issue of the mag on each recipe! This one was easy and tasted okay - perfect for an easy Sunday night dinner.
Chicken and Broccoli Pasta Bake
from Australian Table, Nov 2006
Serves 4 (very generously)
1 head broccoli, cut into florets
2 chicken breast fillets, cubed (I used tenderloins)
1½ tablespoons cornflour
1 1/3 cups low-fat milk
¾ cup grated low-fat tasty cheese
Cook rigatoni in a saucepan of boiling salted water according to packet direction. Add broccoli for last 4 minutes of cooking time. Drain.
Meanwhile, spray a non-stick frying pan with cooking oil and heat on high. Cook chicken for 5 minutes, until browned and cooked through. Combine cornflour and ¼ cup of milk in a jug. Place remaining milk in a saucepan and bring to boil. Whisk in cornflour mixture. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring, until sauce thickens. Stir in ¼ cup of cheese and season to taste.
Combine rigatoni, broccoli, chicken and sauce. Place in a 20cm square ovenproof dish. Place under a preheated grill for 1-2 minutes, until golden. Serve.