I’m super excited to share with you our recipe for White Sauce Chicken Bake. It’s perfect for a cozy family dinner or for impressing your guests. Trust us, this dish is a crowd-pleaser! We’ve got the chicken cooked to perfection and the pasta is just the right amount of chewy. And the best part? It’s all smothered in a creamy white sauce that’ll have you licking your plate clean. So, let’s get cooking!
Why You’ll Love This creamy white sauce pasta:
Smooth and Comforting.
Easy and Quick
Chef’s Tips for Chicken Pasta:
- Cook Pasta Just Right: Boil pasta till it’s soft but a little firm (“al dente”), so it won’t be too mushy when baked.
- Make Creamy Sauce: Mix butter, flour, and milk for a smooth white sauce. Cook it until it gets thick.
- Add Yummy Cheese: Put grated cheese in the sauce for extra taste and creaminess. Parmesan or cheddar cheese works great.
- Season with Care: Make the sauce flavorful with a pinch of salt, pepper, and a bit of nutmeg if you like.
- Mix Pasta and Chicken: Gently stir cooked pasta and chicken into the sauce. This way, every bite will be delicious.
The canvas of any culinary masterpiece begins with the ingredients. To embark on this gastronomic adventure, you’ll need:
- Fresh chicken breasts
- Penne or fusilli pasta
- Unsalted butter
- All-purpose flour
- Milk and heavy cream
- Nutmeg for that extra touch of magic
- High-quality Parmesan cheese
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- A medley of aromatic spices
- Start by boiling the pasta al dente, making sure it retains its bite.
- Cook the chicken breasts in a beautiful sauté until golden and juicy.
- While the chicken breathes its delicious aroma, get the white sauce ready.
- Melt butter with care and pour in the flour. Whisk until a smooth roux is formed.
- Pour in milk and cream. Stir until smooth.
- The white sauce should take on a silky consistency.
- Add a pinch of nutmeg.
- Let the sauce simmer down while the flavors merge into pure elegance.
- Immerse yourself in your inner culinary genius by adding spices, creating a symphony that envelops the sauce.
- Combine the cooked pasta with the tender chicken in the baking dish.
- Pour the alabaster of white sauce over this canvas, making sure every detail is covered. Gently sprinkle the Parmesan cheese like dust, adding heavenly flavor to your creation.
- Bake in the preheated oven at the perfect temperature to bring the flavors together to create a symphony.
- Use your senses to recognize the moment when the pasta reaches its golden perfection, and the cheese melts into a perfect crust.
How to Make White Sauce Chicken Pasta Bake:
- To make White sauce chicken pasta, boil 300g of penne pasta until al dente, drain and set aside.
- Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and cook 1 large chicken breast until not pink, season with salt and pepper, set aside.
- In the same pan melt 2 tbsp butter, add 2 cloves minced garlic and sauté.
- Add 2 tbsp flour and stir to form a paste.
- Add 2 cups milk and cook over low heat until thickened.
- Mix together pasta, cooked chicken and white sauce, transfer to a baking dish, top with cheddar cheese, and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Garnish with chopped Parsley. Enjoy!
Variations of White Sauce Chicken Pasta Bake
If you’re looking for a dish that can be made in a variety of ways, try variations of White Sauce Chicken Pasta Bake. For example, you could add in some other vegetables or fruits, or try a different type of pasta. You could also make it into a healthy salad by adding in some greens and diced tomatoes.
As you reveal your masterpiece, here are a few tips for a charming presentation:
- Deliver portions with an artistic flourish, making sure each plate reflects the creamy look.
- Add fresh herbs for a splash of color and flavor.
- Add a garden-fresh vinaigrette-dressed side salad for a delicious crescendo.
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White Sauce Chicken Pasta Bake Recipe
This chicken pasta bake recipe is a golden hit with our family. It’s delicious and perfect for anybody. Plus, it’s made with all-natural chicken and cheese together in an oven safe dish.