It rained here all weekend, actually it's rained almost all week. Perfect weather to snuggle down with a book and listen to the patter of rain drops. It's also the kind of weather that demands comfort food, good old home cooking to take away the chill.
My boys are HUGE pasta fans, so I know that dinner will be a win when its on the menu.
CHICKEN & TOMATO PASTA BAKE
* 2 tbsp olive oil
* 1 onion
* 2 cloves garlic crushed
* 500g chicken breast diced
* 400g can diced tomatoes
* Punnet of whole cherry tomatoes
* 1 tbsp tomato paste
* 1/2 tsp sugar
* 2 tbsp chopped basil
* 400g dry pasta
* Grated Parmesan cheese
Heat the oil in a deep pan and fry off the garlic and onion till soft.
Add the chicken to the pan and fry until browned.
Stir in the can tomatoes, the cherry tomatoes, the tomato paste, sugar and basil, and let simmer for 15 minutes
Meanwhile boil the pasta according to packet instructions. Drain and stir into the chicken and tomato sauce.
Top with grated Parmesan cheese and put into a hot oven for 20 minutes.