Mediterranean chicken pasta bake is an easy to make flavorful side or main dish any day of the week. Packed with fresh Mediterranean ingredients like sweet roasted peppers, juicy roasted tomatoes, artichokes and more, this versatile pasta bake will make your family very happy!
We always have big love for our food but this Mediterranean pasta bake always steals the show! It's the dish that when you go back for more it's already been cleaned out. You have to be quick in this family 🙂
As spring approaches we're leaning more into quick meals. No actually I love quick meals, don't you? Between blogging, cooking, recipe writing, meal prep, testing, video making, edits, photography with most days spent in my spice office creating, supplying, emails etc, trust me when I tell you I need quick and convenient!
Thank God I have my daughter who helps with photo, video making and edits, my dog Peanut who is the smeller since I'm anosmic and my husband the taster (whose never short of comments with 1000 suggestions and ideas).
Pasta salads and pasta bakes are always a great idea for sides or main dishes. They're also so easy to make and you can use variations of the recipe incase your family doesn't approve of one or ingredients. For more ideas take a look at this Pesto Pasta Salad or this Mediterranean Farfalle Salad.
Mediterranean Chicken Pasta Bake Ingredients
Think Mediterranean ingredients
Chicken It would be lovely to go with a home roasted chicken but you know what's quicker and not necessarily better? A rotisserie chicken! Based purely on spending less time in the kitchen this is the way to go.
Pasta There are different shapes and sizes that are paired better for the sauce or type of ingredients being used. There are also those days when you mix different pasta shapes altogether. Use what's in your cupboard.
Salami This brings a distinct taste to the recipe so make sure its a quality choice.
Artichoke We all love fresh Artichoke I'm sure but not every day is a Sunday so jarred pr canned artichoke to the rescue.
Roasted sweet bell pepper The red, yellow and orange ones are the sweet kind. Roasted peppers are very easy to make and when seasonal they're most affordable so roast and jar. You can also buy roasted peppers but they are not the most cost effective.
Black olives Pitted are usually a very dry because unlike Kalamata olives, black olives are jarred in water and salt not vinegar. These are always better for things like pizza because they're not soaked in vinegar, pitted and don't create soggy toppings.
Bocconcini Small fresh mozzarella balls for even more melted cheese.
Fresh Basil I can't imagine having fresh mozzarella without fresh basil? It's like unfinished sentence. Take a look at these Caprese Bruschetta for an idea of deliciousness!
What To Serve Mediterranean Chicken Pasta Bake With
If your family doesn't mind rocket it's a lovely light side plate, originates in the Mediterranean and is also known as arugula. Add a light dressing of olive oil, fresh lemon and sea salt since the pasta bake is filled with rich cheesy goodness!
More Delicious Pasta Recipes
- Pesto Pasta Salad
- Lasagna Rigatoni Pasta Bake
- Pasta With Kale
- Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta
- Tuna and Spinach Pasta Bake Recipe
If you try this Mediterranean Chicken Pasta Bake recipe please feel free to leave me a comment and a star rating! And if you take a photo of your dish and share it on Instagram, please tag me @anosmickitchen and use the hashtag #anosmickitchen because I love seeing your remakes! Happy cooking????
Mediterranean Chicken Pasta Bake
- 3 cups cooked pasta any
- 2 cups shredded chicken whites
- ½ cup cherry tomatoes halved
- ½ cup roasted bell peppers
- ½ cup artichokes
- ⅓ cup Parmesan cheese cubed
- ¼ cup sundried tomato with the oil
- ¼ cup parsley
- ¾ cup salami
- ¼ cup pitted Kalamata olives
- ½ cup bocconcini fresh mozzarella balls, halved
- ¼ cup fresh basil chopped
- salt & Pepper to taste
- Cook the pasta in boiling salted water, drain and set aside.
- Preheat your oven to 210°C / 410°F
- Add the remaining ingredients into a large salad / serving bowl, add the pasta and gently combine.
- Use extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, fresh black pepper and pasta seasoning to serve.
- Garnish with remaining basil, parsley or both.