Toddler Recipe: Grilled Chicken & Mozarella Pasta Shells

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes
Makes: 2 Portions

110g medium pasta shells
340g mini chicken filets
55g mozarella, cut into cubes
25g butter
55g fresh parsley, chopped
30g grated parmesan cheese
225g  cherry tomatoes, halved
Salt & ground pepper
Vegetable oil

1. Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil for pasta.

2. Meanwhile, heat grill and lightly oil grates. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Grill until cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove from grill and cut into thin strips.

2. Cook pasta until soft. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water and drain the rest.

3.Return to saucepan and add the chicken, tomatoes, mozzarella, parsely, parmesan and butter. Toss to combine. Add the reserved pasta water a little at a time to create a sauce that coats shells.

4.Serve with more parmesan. (if desired)

Et Voila – Caprese-style chicken pasta with tomatoes, cheese and herbs and you only need 30 minutes from start to finish. We’ve got a George Foreman Grill that we cook the chicken on at home but you could just as easily use a standard kitchen grill.I can guarantee this recipe will tantalise toddler tastebuds as it goes down an absolute treat with Riley every time i make it.  Perfect for us busy mums.

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  1. Tracy Nixon
    27 February, 2014 / 6:11 am

    What a lovely recipe! Thank you for sharing! Bookmarked to try!

  2. Tracy Nixon
    13 March, 2014 / 5:58 am

    I made this and my youngest daughter loved it thanks!

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