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Full of flavour, this Smoky paprika chicken and pasta is as easy as it is delicious. Give this speedy dish a go this week, it's sure to be a hit!

  • Serves4
  • Cook time15 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes, (+ 5 mins resting time)
Smoky paprika chicken and pasta


  • 375g pkt Coles Traditional Fettuccine (fresh)
  • 2½ tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 red capsicum, thinly sliced
  • 1 green capsicum, thinly sliced
  • 1 red onion, cut into wedges
  • 200g small button mushrooms, halved
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tbs smoked paprika
  • 700g btl passata (tomato pasta sauce)
  • 4 (about 500g) Coles RSPCA Approved Chicken Breast Fillets
  • 100g baby spinach
  • Shaved pecorino, to serve

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  1. Step 1

    Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of salted boiling water following packet directions or until al dente. Drain.
  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, heat 2 tbs of the oil in a large deep frying pan over medium heat. Add the combined capsicum, onion, mushroom and garlic. Cook, stirring, for 6-7 mins or until vegetables are just tender. Add the paprika and cook for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Add the passata and bring to a simmer. Cook for2 mins or until sauce reduces slightly. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Step 3

    Heat the remaining oil in a medium frying pan over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook for 4 mins each side or until golden brown and cooked through. Transfer to a plate and set aside for 5 mins to rest. Thickly slice.
  4. Step 4

    Add the pasta, chicken and baby spinach to the tomato mixture and cook, tossing, for 1 min or until heated through and well combined.
  5. Step 5

    Serve pasta topped with pecorino.