Pulled butter chicken penne

Pulled butter chicken penne

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Turn butter chicken into a more economical dish by stretching out into a pasta bake. Butter chicken spice, chicken and white sauce work together here to create something that feels way more luxe than it deserves to.


  • 1 whole chicken 
  • 30 g Woolworths butter chicken spice
  • 1 T Rama original 70% fat spread 
  • 500 g penne pasta, cooked
  • 180 g mild cheddar, grated
  • White sauce:
  • 60 g Rama original 70% fat spread 
  • 60 g flour 
  • 4 cups full cream milk 
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Cooking Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 180º C.
2. Rub the chicken with the butter and half the spice until well coated and roast for 60 minutes. Shred the meat and discard the skin and bones.
3. Melt the butter in a saucepan over a low heat, add the flour and remaining spice and mix to form a roux. Add the milk and whisk until thick and smooth. Fold in 1 cup of the cheese and season to taste.
4. Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente and drain.
5. Mix with the spiced chicken and sauce and spoon into a large baking dish. Top with the remaining cheese and bake for 20 minutes or until bubbling.

Cost per serving, if serving 8: R22.40*

*Prices calculated in December 2022

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