Leftover Chicken Pasta Bake: Recipe

Baked pasta dishes are an easy way to use up leftovers or things in the fridge that you need to use. This leftover chicken pasta bake recipe a good option for a mid week meal when you really don’t want to make an effort however you still want something that tastes delicious.

leftover chicken pasta bake recipe

Preparation Time: 5 minutes / Cooking Time:  15 minutes / Serves: 4-6


  • 500g leftover pasta
  • 50g semi dried tomatoes
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 15 Kalamata olives
  • 1 leftover chicken breast, shredded
  • 200g ricotta
  • 20 basil leaves
  • 40ml chicken stock
  • 50g cheddar cheese, grated


  1. Preheat your oven to 200°C.
  2. Add the pasta, tomatoes, garlic, olives, chicken, ricotta, basil and stock into an ovenproof baking dish.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Sprinkle the cheddar cheese on top of the pasta and bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately.


You can basically add anything you like to pasta, which makes it a really practical recipe. Just remember you need to ensure there is always stock added when you cook the dish so it doesn’t dry out. Here are a few other ideas of ingredients you can add:

  1. Zucchini, basil pesto, spinach, ricotta
  2. Roasted pepper, smoked paprika, ricotta
  3. Mushroom, sage, spring onions, ricotta
Paul founded The City Lane back in 2009 as a place to share photos of his travels around Europe with friends and family. The City Lane might have changed quite a lot since those early days but one thing that’s remained constant is Paul’s passion for food, travel and culture, and a desire to photograph and write about his experiences. Paul has a strong inquisitive nature that drives him to look beneath the surface in order to discover what really makes a city and its people tick, and what better way to do this than over a good meal or drink, with a city’s locals, at places that people who live in that city actually frequent. Paul is also a co-host of The Brunswick Beer Collective, a podcast that may or may not actually be about beer.


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