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Creamy Chicken Pasta with Mushrooms

Using our Organic diced chicken breasts, this recipe will help use up what you already have at home and feed a lot of hungry mouths

Creamy Chicken Pasta with Mushrooms

Using our Organic diced chicken breasts, this recipe will help use up what you already have at home and feed a lot of hungry mouths

  • Serves: 4
  • Prepare: 10 Minutes
  • Cook: 50 Minutes
  • Difficulty: easy

WHO ARE COOMBE FARM ORGANIC?​

We are an organic farm in Somerset producing award-winning pork, beef, lamb and chicken. Farming organically means that we never use chemicals on our fields and rely instead on natural methods that are kinder to nature. Organic farms are home to 30% more species of wildlife and 50% more pollinators as a result.

WHAT IS ORGANIC CHICKEN?​

Our chickens are 100% organic, they have room to roam, a naturally foraged balanced diet, clean water and high hygiene standards. The chickens are grown slowly for approximately 70 days not 35 like those reared in intensive systems. Full of flavour and oh-so tender, it’s a versatile meat that is full of goodness. 

Ingredients

  • 500g organic diced chicken breast 
  • 300g fusilli pasta 
  • 100g mushrooms 
  • 400-450ml whole milk 
  • 20g butter 
  • 20g plain flour 
  • 80g mature cheese (grated), extra for topping 
  • 2tbsp olive oil 
  • salt

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C 
  2. In a pan add the olive oil, mushrooms and diced chicken along with a pinch of salt, cook on a medium-high heat until the chicken is cooked through 
  3. For the cheese sauce, melt butter in a saucepan and stir in the flour. Cook for 1-2 minutes 
  4. Gradually add in the milk ensuring your stirring continuously 
  5. Reduce the heat and leave to simmer for 4-5 minutes 
  6. Add in the grated cheese, allowing this to completely melt into the mixture 
  7. Boil the pasta for 10-12 minutes 
  8. Combine the chicken and mushrooms with the pasta and pour over the cheese sauce. Serve with a sprinkling of cheese on top 
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WHO ARE COOMBE FARM ORGANIC?​

We are an organic farm in Somerset producing award-winning pork, beef, lamb and chicken. Farming organically means that we never use chemicals on our fields and rely instead on natural methods that are kinder to nature. Organic farms are home to 30% more species of wildlife and 50% more pollinators as a result.

WHAT IS ORGANIC CHICKEN?​

Our chickens are 100% organic, they have room to roam, a naturally foraged balanced diet, clean water and high hygiene standards. The chickens are grown slowly for approximately 70 days not 35 like those reared in intensive systems. Full of flavour and oh-so tender, it’s a versatile meat that is full of goodness. 

Frequently asked questions

  • In the UK, we now eat more chicken than any other meat. Which means the production of chicken has become more and more industrialised to keep up with demand. We rear our chickens in a free-range, organic environment and to the highest welfare standards. That means the birds have the freedom to roam outdoors during the day, with the shelter and safety of houses at night and in bad weather. We source our chicks from an organic breeding flock meaning they are certified from birth.

  • When choosing any meat to purchase, it is worth carrying out some research. There are a number of studies that suggest organic chicken is a healthier option, containing less saturated fat and higher in omega- 3 fatty acids, which are good for your heart. There are also several other reasons why choosing organic chicken is a good idea. They range from the contribution of organic farming to climate change, animal welfare and the use of pesticides and medicines used in the farming of conventional chickens, organic birds are only given antibiotics if absolutely necessary, rather than routinely, as they are in lower welfare systems to prevent spread of disease.

  • Organic chicken has been reared in accordance to a set of organic high-welfare standards. These organic standards cover not just the bird’s housing, the amount of space they have and the way they are treated, but also what they are fed, how they are transported and eventually slaughtered. At Coombe Farm Organic, our slow-grown Hubbard 57 chickens are 100% organic. Under the current Soil Association standards, chicks can be taken from a conventional system providing they are less than 3 years old and reared organically to 70 days. We wanted to go one step further to stick to our ethos in supporting other organic producers, so we source our chicks from an organic breeding flock meaning they are certified from birth. We never use antibiotics on our chickens because our organic farming system provides a natural environment for our birds to thrive without the need for preventative medication: room to roam, a naturally foraged balanced diet, clean water and high hygiene standards.

  • Organic chicken and regular chicken are reared very differently, to different standards of welfare. At Coombe Farm Organic our organic chicken is Soil Association certified which is considered the highest welfare organic certification. All of our chickens are reared in a system that allows the birds free access to pastures where they can roam during the day using their natural instincts. The chickens are grown slowly for approximately 70 days. In intensive systems, which rely heavily on genetic breeding and antibiotics, birds are ready at just 35 days which is why their meat has very little flavour. We believe the slow approach is better for the welfare of our birds, and results in the delicious flavour you can try for yourself.