Chicken Kyiv Pasta Bake

  • 10MINS
  • 40MINS
  • Serves 4
  • 406KCAL

Prepare to be obsessed with this cheesy, garlicky, breadcrumb-topped pasta bake! Rich and creamy, you’d never guess it’s slimming friendly and perfect if you’re following a diet plan like Weight Watchers.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories406
  • Carbs47g
  • Protein33g
  • Fat8.7g
  • Saturates4.3g
  • Sugars5.4g

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We can’t stop thinking about this Chicken Kyiv Pasta Bake! Imagine the creamy, garlicky filling from a chicken Kyiv, turned into a rich pasta sauce. That’s exactly what inspired this recipe, and it works so well. 

We’ve mixed chicken and mushrooms into our leek and garlic sauce, stirred in the pasta and topped it off with crispy breadcrumbs. It comes out of the oven lovely and golden, and it smells (and tastes) just as good as it looks. 

Despite the creamy sauce and the cheesy topping, this trusty pasta bake comes in at just 406 calories per serving. It’s ideal for a midweek meal when you’re craving bags of flavour without spending hours in the kitchen. 

What diets is this Chicken Kyiv Pasta Bake suitable for?

This Chicken Kyiv Pasta Bake recipe can be made gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for suitable gluten-free versions; 

  • Pasta
  • Chicken stock pot
  • Medium slices brown bread

Please make sure to double check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Chicken Kyiv Pasta Bake?

Nope! You won’t need any special ingredients to make this recipe, although there are a couple of bits of equipment that will make it easier:

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A family favourite!
This is so easy and tasty!! I used garlic and herb cream cheese to make it even more garlicky and added extra herbs to the crumbs. Delicious!!
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I didn't want it to end. I made it better than last time.
I used seeded bread which gave it a lovely crunch.
Extra crunchy breadcrumbs
I crisp my breadcrumbs in the oven first then mix with the parsley & cheese for an extra crunchy topping
Added courgette and garlic & herb breadcrumbs
I added a grated courgette and then I used a pre-made tub of herby garlic panko breadcrumbs to mix with the cheese and dried parsley. This added a wonderful crusty topping.
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This dish is my new favourite! Amazing flavours. I had no dried parsley so used dried chives instead which worked well.

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You’ll need a food processor to blitz your slices of bread into breadcrumbs for the topping. 

We’d recommend using a 31cm x 20cm oven dish for this recipe. A good quality dish will last you for years to come!

How many calories are in this Chicken Kyiv Pasta Bake?

There are 406 calories per portion in this Chicken Kyiv Pasta Bake, which means it falls into our Weekly Indulgence category. 

To cut down the amount of calories even more, you could simply halve the portion size and serve with a healthy accompaniment!

This Chicken Kyiv Pasta Bake is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 190°C. Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions, drain and leave to one side while making the creamy sauce.

Step 2

Spray a frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and set on a medium heat. Add the chicken, leeks and garlic and fry for 4-5 minutes until the chicken is browned on all sides. Add the mushrooms and fry for a further 4 minutes.

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Step 3

Add the stock pot to the boiling water, along with the Dijon mustard and stir to combine. Pour into the pan and bring to a gentle simmer for 8-10 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has reduced. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the cream cheese until combined. Season with salt and pepper. Stir through the cooked pasta.

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Step 4

In a bowl, combine the breadcrumbs with the parsley and cheese. Pour the chicken and pasta filling into the oven dish and sprinkle over the breadcrumb mixture. Pop into the oven for 20 minutes until the breadcrumbs are crispy and the cheese has melted.

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A bowlful of Chicken Kyiv Pasta Bake is a hearty dinner on its own, but you could also serve it alongside the following side dishes:

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How do you know when Chicken Kyiv Pasta Bake is cooked?

The chicken should be cooked until the juices run clear and there is no pinkness left in the middle. Once assembled, you should cook this Chicken Kyiv Pasta Bake until the breadcrumbs are golden and the cheese on top has melted. This will take around 20 minutes.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe. 

How long can you keep Chicken Kyiv Pasta Bake in the fridge?

Please make sure that you eat this recipe within 4 hours of serving it.

If you have any leftovers, allow them to cool completely before popping them in a container with a lid and refrigerating. Leftover Chicken Kyiv Pasta Bake can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Can I freeze Chicken Kyiv Pasta Bake?

This recipe CAN be frozen, but please do remember to do the following:

  • Make sure that you freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Choose a container or a bag that is suitable for freezing.
  • Label your dish with the name of the recipe and the date that you froze it on.

How do I reheat Chicken Kyiv Pasta Bake?

From chilled: Place in a microwavable container with a loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot. Alternatively, reheat in a moderate oven until piping hot throughout, 

From frozen: Allow to defrost overnight and reheat from chilled. 

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Chicken Kyiv Pasta Bake

Prepare to be obsessed with this cheesy, garlicky, breadcrumb-topped pasta bake! Rich and creamy, you’d never guess it’s slimming friendly and perfect if you’re following a diet plan like Weight Watchers.
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    40 MINS
  • KCals 406
  • Carbs 47G

Ingredients

  • 300 g diced chicken breast
  • 200 g pasta, any shape you like
  • 2 medium leeks, finely sliced
  • 100 g button mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 100 ml boiling water
  • 1 chicken stock pot
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • 4 tbsp reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 20 g Cheddar cheese, finely grated
  • 2 medium slices brown bread, made into breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • low-calorie cooking spray

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31cm x 20cm oven dish

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C. Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions, drain and leave to one side while making the creamy sauce.
  2. Spray a frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and set on a medium heat. Add the chicken, leeks and garlic and fry for 4-5 minutes until the chicken is browned on all sides. Add the mushrooms and fry for a further 4 minutes.
  3. Add the stock pot to the boiling water, along with the Dijon mustard and stir to combine. Pour into the pan and bring to a gentle simmer for 8-10 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has reduced. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the cream cheese until combined. Season with salt and pepper. Stir through the cooked pasta.
  4. In a bowl, combine the breadcrumbs with the parsley and cheese. Pour the chicken and pasta filling into the oven dish and sprinkle over the breadcrumb mixture. Pop into the oven for 20 minutes until the breadcrumbs are crispy and the cheese has melted.

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Lynn CookWednesday 24th January 2024

which book is the chicken Kyiv pasta bake in. I have 7 books and can’t find it !

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    Cheryl LloydSunday 4th February 2024

    This recipe isn’t in any of the cookbooks, just on the website 😊

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ClaireTuesday 16th January 2024

Could this be made dairy free by swapping out the cream cheese and grated cheese for non dairy versions?

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    HollyMonday 5th February 2024

    Hey Claire, yes you can swap for dairy free alternatives, hope that helps!

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Linda ShergoldMonday 19th June 2023

How many grams of breadcrumbs would you need to equal the 2 medium slices of bread?

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    SharonWednesday 21st June 2023

    Hi Linda, two medium slices of brown bread weigh approximately 74g in total; so you would need 74g of fresh brown breadcrumbs. Hope this helps.

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CatFriday 21st April 2023

This is amazing, so easy and hits the spot just right!! Thank you!!

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    SharonTuesday 9th May 2023

    Hi Cat, we’re really pleased to hear you enjoyed our Chicken Kyiv Pasta Bake; thanks for letting us know!

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RosemarieSunday 16th April 2023

Really really dry what did I do wrong?

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    SharonThursday 18th May 2023

    Hi Rosemarie, we’re sorry your Chicken Kyiv Pasta Bake turned out too dry. It could be that the sauce was cooked for too long in step 3 and reduced too much or maybe your oven runs a little hot which has dried it out. Hope this helps.

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LindaThursday 6th April 2023

Hi sounds lush except the mushrooms which I hate but can leave them out. Quick question, can you use quark instead of cream cheese?

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    SharonThursday 20th April 2023

    Hi Linda we wouldn’t recommend using quark instead of cream cheese in this recipe. Using cream cheese will make the mixture a little richer and it will stand up to reheating better.

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HildaTuesday 7th March 2023

Lovely recipe and works well to to substitute the chicken for prawns.

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    SharonWednesday 8th March 2023

    Hi Hilda, we’re so pleased you enjoyed our Chicken Kyiv Pasta Bake and thanks for sharing your tip!

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