Speedy chicken and bacon pasta

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Speedy chicken and bacon pasta
The secret to this quick weeknight dinner? This simple recipe hack gives this dish irresistible flavour for little effort.


375g penne
1 tbs olive oil
4 bacon rashers, chopped
2 cups shredded roast chicken
1 cup (120g) frozen peas
2 x 180g tubs Black Swan Warming Leek & Bacon dip
2 tbs chopped flat-leaf parsley


  1. Cook the pasta in a medium saucepan of boiling water following packet directions or until al dente. Drain, reserving 1/3 cup (80ml) of cooking liquid.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and cook, stirring, for 5 mins or until crisp. Add the chicken and peas and cook, stirring, for 3 mins or until heated through.
  3. Add the dip, pasta and reserved cooking liquid to the chicken mixture in the pan. Toss until well combined and heated through. Sprinkle with parsley and season.

Credits: Taste