Caprese Pesto-Pasta Chicken Bake

By June 2, 2020Chicken, Pasta/Rice
Oey Goey cheesy chicken pasta of tiny tomatoes basil sun-dried tomatoes and baby spinach served from a rectangle casserole dish


Simplicity: 8 ingredients Another quick and easy dish that is on the table in under 30 Minutes



Prep time

5 Minutes

Cooking time

20 Minutes


  • 1 cup cooked chicken, diced or shredded
  • 1 cup cooked pasta
  • 1 tablespoon basil pesto
  • 1 teaspoon sun-dried tomato pesto *optional
  • ½ cup good quality tomato pasta sauce
  • 2 tablespoons baby spinach
  • 100g mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 6 tiny tomatoes
  • grated parmesan cheese


  • Cook pasta as per instructions on the packet
  • Preheat oven 180ºc
  • In a large bowl combine cooked chicken, pasta, pesto, pasta sauce and baby spinach. Stir well
  • Spoon the mixture into a baking dish. Top with sliced mozzarella cheese, tiny tomatoes, and parmesan
  • Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown and heated through
  • Serve and Enjoy!
  • Note: Homemade is always better. Sometimes you need to take short cuts and use store-bought products. I used ”Leggo’s STIR through” (tomato, roasted garlic and caramelised onion) for this dish

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