Easy Italian chicken

Serves 2. Preparation 15 minutes. Cooking 50 minutes. With thanks to NHS Choices for contributing this recipe.


  • Olive oil (½ tbsp)
  • 1 medium-sized onion, chopped
  • 2 skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 10 cup or button mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tins of chopped tomatoes (400g each)
  • Dried Italian herbs (2 tsp)
  • Worcestershire sauce (2 tsp)
  • Penne or similar dry pasta (210g/7oz)
  • Fresh basil
  • Salt and black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas mark 4.
  2. Gently fry the onions in a little olive oil for about five minutes.
  3. Then put the onions, mushrooms and all other ingredients apart from the pasta into an ovenproof dish. Mix thoroughly and bake in the oven for 40 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
  4. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the packet instructions.
  5. Serve the chicken with the pasta and fresh basil.


Suitable for:

  • people with loss of taste or smell
  • people with loss of weight or appetite.

Nutritional information

Energy 646kcal; Protein 52g; Total fat 20g (of which saturates 4g); Carbohydrate 70g; Fibre 8g.