Annabel Karmel cooking with a girl at Sani resort
24 Apr 2020

At home with

Annabel's recipes

Whether you are planning a romantic meal for two or the whole family, Annabel has created a super fun menu everyone will love. These dishes are ideal for little hands to help prepare, too.

Chicken Pasta Bake

Makes: 4 portions

Cook time: 25 minutes

Prep time: 10 minutes



125g shell pasta

100g broccoli florets

1 tbsp olive oil

1 onion, chopped

100g carrot, peeled and chopped

½ red pepper, diced

1 garlic, clove, crushed

1 tsp balsamic vinegar

1 large chicken breast, sliced

1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes

1 tbsp sundried tomato paste

3 tbsp sweetcorn

½ tsp mixed spice

½ tsp dried oregano

50ml apple juice

75g Cheddar cheese, grated



  1. Cook the pasta in boiling salted water according to the packet instructions, adding the broccoli for the last 4 minutes and then drain.
  2. Heat the oil in a saucepan. Add the onion, carrots and pepper and fry until soft. Add the garlic and balsamic vinegar and fry for one minute. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, sweetcorn, apple juice and herbs. Simmer for 3 minutes until the vegetables are cooked. Add the pasta and broccoli and spoon into an ovenproof dish. Sprinkle with the cheese.
  3. Pop under a hot grill for 5 minutes until bubbling.