It’s a Food Optimising classic! Juicy chicken breasts topped with a tangy tomato sauce, chunks of veg and pepperoni-style sausage slices!

FREE

1 hour 30 minutes plus 10 minutes cooling

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 4 Slimming World Pork Sausages
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika, plus a pinch
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 500g passata
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • ½ small pack fresh basil, chopped
  • 4 skinless and boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 peppers (red and green), deseeded and diced
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 4 tomatoes, diced

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas 6.
  2. Cook the sausages according to the pack instructions, then leave to cool. Thinly slice the sausages, then stir-fry them for a few minutes in a non-stick saucepan with the pinch of paprika. Set aside.
  3. Crumble the stock cube into a large jug, add 50ml hot water and stir to dissolve. Add the passata, garlic, smoked paprika, oregano and fennel seeds and blitz until smooth using a stick blender (you could also do this in your food processor). Stir in the basil.
  4. Put the chicken in a large ovenproof dish and pour over the tomato sauce. Top with the sausage slices, peppers, onion and tomatoes and cook in the oven for 50 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Season to taste and serve hot. This is great with Slimming World chips (although it would no longer be suitable for an Extra Easy SP day) and salad.

Helping you to get motivated 

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There is a huge list of Free Food to choose from, which doesn’t need to be weighed, calorie counted or measured.

You can also snack on these to satisfy your hunger in between meals.

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And so you never feel deprived you can enjoy limited amounts of treats which are higher-calorie, less filling foods that include chocolate, crisps and alcohol.