Chicken Tomato and Bacon Pasta Bake For One

By October 27, 2023Mains, Pasta/Rice
Ooey Gooey Cheese, chunky chicken and Pasta shell. Baked in a rich tomato, basil and bacon sauce. by

For all you pasta lovers, this meal is a great way to fill the tummy with chunky goodness and lots of flavour. Enjoy!



Prep time

5 Minutes

Cooking time

25-30 Minutes


  • 1 cup cooked pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2-3 chicken tenderloins, cut into chunks
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chopped bacon
  • pinch Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup tomato pasta sauce
  • ¼ cups roughly chopped basil
  • pinch chilli flakes *optional
  • 1 cup grated cheese


  • Add 1 tablespoon of oil to a small frying pan. Heat pan over medium heat, add chicken and cook until golden and almost cooked through, remove from pan and set chicken aside
  • Heat the remaining oil in the pan, then add onion, garlic, bacon and seasoning. Stir and cook for 1-2 minutes. 
  • Return the chicken to the pan and simmer for 5 minutes
  • Add the cooked pasta to the chicken mixture and ½ the cheese and ½ the basil and stir to combine.
  • Pour the mixture into a small (13 x 18cm) casserole dish. Top with remaining cheese and basil 
  • Bake in the Air Fryer for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown in colour. 


  • Bake in a 180ºc (pre-heated) oven for 15 minutes
  • Serve and Enjoy!

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