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The best chicken and sweetcorn pasta bake served on a white plate with a side of peas beside and salt and pepper shaker behind.

The Best Chicken and Sweetcorn Pasta Bake

The best chicken and sweetcorn pasta bake is simply that. An easy, delicious and satisfying chicken pasta bake that all the family will love!
Course Dinner
Cuisine International
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 406kcal
Author Neil


  • 400 g penne pasta*
  • Low fat cooking spray
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 300 g chicken breasts cut into bite size chunks**
  • 300 ml skimmed milk
  • 15 g corn flour mixed with 2 tbsp. cold water
  • 125 g low fat grated cheese
  • 150 g frozen sweetcorn


  • Preheat oven to 180C Fan.
  • Cook the pasta in boiling salted water, as per packet instructions, drain, stir in the frozen sweetcorn and set aside.
  • Whilst the pasta is cooking spray the bottom of a large frying pan about 5 times with the cooking spray. Turn the heat on high and then turn it down to medium when the oil starts to bubble.
  • Add the onion and sauté for 2- 3 minutes then add the garlic and sauté for a further minute. Be careful not to burn the garlic. Stir in the chicken chunks and cook, stirring until the outsides are no longer white. Set aside.
  • Pour the milk and corn flour mixture into a medium sized saucepan. Bring the mixture to the boil, then turn it down to simmer whilst you stir it constantly with a wooden spoon to make a white sauce.
  • Once the sauce has thickened add 25g of the grated cheese and stir it in until combined.
  • Pour the pasta and sweetcorn into a large casserole dish and then add the chicken onion mixture. Add the sauce to this mixture and stir everything well until well coated by the sauce.
  • Sprinkle the rest of the grated cheese over the top and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until the cheese has browned slightly and is bubbling.
  • Serve with a simple side salad or simple green vegetables like peas and / or broccoli.


*whole wheat if you can get it.
**You could also use any leftover chicken you might have.


Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 214mg | Potassium: 498mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 167mg | Iron: 1.3mg