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Chicken Pasta Bake With Fennel And Raisins

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Ingredients
  Fennel bulbs 2
  Red onions 2 Medium, shredded
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Button mushrooms 4 1⁄2 Ounce (125 Gram)
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Penne 8 Ounce (225 Gram)
  Raisins 2 Ounce (1/2 Cup)
  Boneless cooked chicken 8 Ounce
  Low fat cheese 13 Ounce
  Low fat mozzarella cheese 4 1⁄2 Ounce, thinly sliced (125 Gram)
  Parmesan cheese 2 Tablespoon, grated
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6. Trim the fennel, reserving the green fronds for garnishing, and slice the bulbs thinly. Coat the onions in the lemon juice. Quarter the mushrooms.
2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan (skillet) and fry the fennel, onion and mushrooms for 4—5 minutes, stirring, until just softened. Season and transfer the vegetable mixture to a large bowl.
3. Bring a pan of lightly salted water to the boil and cook the penne (quills) according to the instructions on the packet until 'al dente' (just cooked). Drain and mix the pasta with the vegetables.
4. Stir the raisins and chicken into the pasta mixture. Soften the soft cheese by beating it, then mix into the pasta and chicken - the heat from the pasta should make the cheese melt slightly.
5. Put the mixture into an ovenproof dish and transfer to a baking sheet (cookie sheet). Arrange the Mozzarella on top and sprinkle with the Parmesan. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden. Garnish with fennel fronds and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Pasta
Interest: 
Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes

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