Mexican Chicken Penne

What you need


  • 2 small chicken breasts, sliced 'penne size'
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup double cream
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • cooked penne, 1 bag
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1 green pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow pepper, sliced


  1. Fry the onion and peppers in a large saucepan until translucent. Add the chicken, spices and salt. Fry Cook for a further 5 minutes, or until the chicken has taken on some colour. Add the stock, cream, bring up to the boil and simmer for 2 minutes before adding the penne and cheese. Stir well.
  2. Sprinkle with a bit more cheddar and some spring onion.
  3. Go mad!
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